2023
Amsterdam, the neterlands

Business must be for good, for people and for planet.

Business must be for good, for people and for planet.

Finally, business for good is becoming the zeitgeist. It’s clear that business has to change and economies have to become regenerative. But who is taking the lead?

The ‘Business for Good | Leaders Summit’ in Rome is the world’s first meeting of the ‘business-for-good’ movement. Founders, owners, board members, C-Suite executives and investors come together to join forces. We’re looking forward to a 2,5 day encounter to share projects, ventures and innovations. To create business opportunities and partnerships advancing the regenerative economy we need.

Let's elevate the global conversation on a new economic system centered around regeneration

As business leaders we can be the agents of change to rebuild our broken economic system. This summit is the place to accelerate the transition towards a regenerative economy that creates more social and environmental value than it extracts. We aim for a joint leadership statement, collective actions, coalitions, new ventures and new politics, through a common understanding between a wide range of executive leaders using business for good.

The 'Business for Good' Movement is made up of certified and aspiring B Corps, Societá Benefit in Italy, Entreprise-a-Mission in France, Benefit Corporations in the USA, Empresas B in South America, etc, B Investors, B City executives, B Lawyers, educational and government leaders. Altogether, these amount to 25,000-30,000 individual champions of a new business class building the economy the world needs. Others who share this vision are welcome to join.

This is an invitation-only event. If you would like to be invited, please contact us.

WHERE LEADERS MEET AND INTERACT TO BUILD A NEW ECONOMY FOR ALL

our co-hosts

We have gathered an exclusive list of co-hosts who will be with us to lead, inspire and share their thoughts.

Program structure

Below you'll find the program structure.
Full details are disclosed on our program page.

The granting of the Patronage from Roma Capitale represents the city administration’s endorsement of our choice to make Rome, for this year and future editions of the event, the international forum to host the global conversation on regenerative economy.

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paul polman

CEO Unilever (2009-19) and Co-Author of Net Positive

Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to achieve the UN Global Goals, which he helped develop. As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance, and has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade.” Paul’s new book, “Net Positive”, is a call to arms to courageous business leaders, setting out how to build net positive companies which profit by fixing the world’s problems rather than creating them. He Chairs IMAGINE and Saïd Business School, and is Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact as well as B Team Leader. Paul is Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, which he led for two years.

Zeynep Bodur Okyay

President and CEO, Kale Group

Zeynep Bodur Okyay graduated from the Italian High School in 1985 and earned a degree in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1989. She attended Harvard University between 1990 and 1992 and earned a graduate degree in management.

Since July 2007, she has been serving as Kale Group’s President and CEO.

Some of her current roles include: President, General Assembly, Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO); Vice President, Economic Development Foundation; Board Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK); Chair, Turkey-Italy Business Council, DEIK; Vice President, Female Entrepreneurs Board, TOBB.

In 2006, Zeynep Bodur Okyay was awarded the title Cavaliere del Lavoro for her contributions and services to Turkish-Italian relations. In 2014, she was awarded the Official Order of Merit (Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) of the Republic of Italy.

EMANUEL FABER

Chair at ISSB and Partner at Astanor Ventures

Faber led Danone to become one of the world’s most sustainable multinationals. A change that is not easy to achieve, especially in complexity of the food processing industry. He is an advocate for transforming business as we know it.

Sandrine Dixson-Decleve

Co-President, Club of Rome

A powerful, dynamic, smart, Silicon Valley-born French-Belgian leader at the helm of one of the most distinguished think-tanks that alerted the world about planetary boundaries over 50 years ago.

She has over 30 years of International experience on climate change, sustainability,finance, innovation and energy, and was recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business. Recently published “Quel Monde Pour Demain” lucpire editions and co-founded the Women Enablers Change Agent Network (WECAN).

Joe Kenner

CEO at Greystone Bakeries

CEO with a successful career in public and private sectors in the USA, Kenner is serving on several boards: Conscious Capitalism Inc, the B Team, REDF Impact Investing Fund, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.

Kenner was named president and CEO of Greyston in 2020 for his innovative leadership, experience, and expertise in collaborating with diverse stakeholders.

LAURENCE DEBROUX

Board member at EXOR, Juventus, Novo Nordisk and HEC

Debroux is a power woman for good, working in leading businesses with integrity, ethics and vision. Former CFO of Heineken and executive at JCDecaux.