When climate becomes a business imperative: A conversation with Ikea U.S. CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer Javier Quiñones

January 18
9:45 am10:15 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
We are in a climate crisis and inaction is not an option - what if we reframe the relationship between climate change and economic prosperity? What seems like a cost today becomes an investment in the future. In this session, we will discuss how leaders across a broad ecosystem are needed to transform to a net-zero economy. This will require reimagining, reinventing, and redesigning many of the day-to-day experiences, as well as how businesses and economies operate. Join Kate Hardin, Executive Director of Deloitte's Research Center for ER&I and IKEA U.S. CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, Javier Quiñones as they discuss driving tangible climate, economic, and social change across retail. In this mainstage session, you’ll understand the economic cost of action versus inaction; key insights on approaching global change; and how retail can navigate the climate ecosystem, taking a systems approach, where some choices will get you further ahead.
Kate Hardin

Kate Hardin

Executive Director, Research Center for ER&I

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