Chamber Connects: Corporate Sustainability, Reputation and Culture

Description: A panel discussion on Corporate Sustainability, Reputation and Culture, chaired by Chamber Director, Chris van Niekerk.

There has been a significant increase in discourse surrounding corporate sustainability, reputation and culture. Corporate sustainability has become synonymous with corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, but what does that mean and, why is it important?  Corporate culture is difficult to define, yet is conspicuous, influencing organisations and stakeholders alike. How do companies define and shape their culture? Reputation can take years to build, however, can be damaged very easily and quickly.  What does it take to maintain and nurture an organisationís reputation?

Join the South African Chamber of Commerce UK for a panel discussion chaired by Chris van Niekerk, who has has 35 years of global financial services experience across developing markets, financing / capital markets, transactional banking and related corporate strategy.

The panel will include Sarah Hutton (Coca-Cola HR Director, Western Europe), Dr Marc Kahn (Global Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development at Investec), Patrick Butler (Calitor Ltd) and Jessica Whitcutt Fagan (It's a Shovel), and hear how leaders in sustainability are introducing a new corporate culture that is having a wide ranging effect within organisations, their supply chains, trade associations and, across their geographies.

Jessica Whitcutt Fagan

Jessica is passionate about sustainability and set up her own boutique consultancy, "It's a Shovel", to help companies create value across all forms of Capital for all stakeholders through her unique #ReputationWithPurpose model.

With 20 years' experience in both agencies and multinational organisations, she has developed and run a number of highly successful and award winning, behaviour change campaigns.

She holds a BA Law from the University of the Witwatersrand, is a Certified Public Relations Practitioner, and has been fortunate enough to participate in various executive development programmes both in South Africa and in the UK.

Born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jessica has travelled extensively, worked with clients all over the world, and recently moved with her family to Bath.

Patrick Butler

Works with Executive Committees and boards of global and national financial services firms to enhance decision making and deliver Conduct and Culture programmes to align motivation at all levels with wider long-term stakeholder objectives. (Clients include Barclays Bank, RBS, Natixis and Commerzbank.)

Patrick also provides bespoke Ethical and Conduct development courses to financial institutions and industrial companies.

Patrick has previously worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC, and is currently Deputy Chairman of the board of MIRIS AS, a Norwegian Real Estate company.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is also a former British Diplomat.

Sarah Hutton

Sarah Hutton is a South African born business woman who has had the pleasure of a career working around the world. As Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola, Sarah aligns the HR Agenda with business strategy and measurable results.

Holding an MSc, Management (Industrial Relations), degree from Oxford University, Sarah is highly valued by the leadership teams she works with, for delivering pragmatic HR solutions to meet business needs on a daily basis, but also for driving large scale organisational change. Sarah has throughout her career at Coca-Cola, been a formal mentor to women in early and mid-career, through a program called "women in leadership".

Dr Marc Kahn

Dr Marc Kahn is Global Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development at Investec, and Visiting Professor of People, Organisation and Strategy at Middlesex University. Marc is a Chartered Business Coach and clinical psychologist, and the author of "Coaching on the Axis: Working with Complexity in Business and Executive Coaching" (2014).

He has been with Investec since 2008. Prior to that he was managing director of a consultancy (subsequently acquired by EY) that specialised in learning and development, assessments and executive mediation, facilitation and coaching in both the private and public sectors.

Date:  6:00pm to 9:00pm, Tue 10th Sep 2019

Venue:  Freshfields - Northcliffe House Entrance
Northcliffe House
26-28 Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0BQ
United Kingdom
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