|Future 500 International Forum 2006|
Preparing for the Beijing Olympics:
Practical Tools and Positive Partnerships
for World Class Sustainability
October 23-25, 2006
When the Olympic Games open in Beijing in the summer of 2008, the eyes of the world will be on China, and on every company operating there.
The future of China is, in many respects, the future of the world. If China’s path in economic growth, energy and climate change, and social responsibility is sustainable, then the world’s is sustainable. If it is not, the world’s is not. You and I will choose.
With that in mind, it is the honor of the Conference Council of Future 500 to invite you to participate in the 2006 Future 500 International Forum and Stakeholder Roundtable, on October 23-25, 2006 in Beijing, China.
The Future 500 International Forum is an opportunity for global companies and their stakeholders to look forward together, in a positive setting, and find practical common ground paths that avoid conflict and foster collaborative solutions, between now and the 2008 Olympics.
The Forum will be different from any prior discussion in China. It will bring together global corporate executives, government leaders, environmental advocates, Chinese entrepreneurs, workplace proponents, respected scholars, and provincial citizen leaders, to face square-on China’s challenges and opportunities. We will begin together to chart a common path to the future. Rarely have these stakeholders convened together in China for such an open and substantive discussion.
Experienced corporate professionals and China veterans provided key recommendations to help us design the Forum to create unique value for participants. Based on their input, the Forum will be decidedly different from other China conferences. For example:
The forum will be HIGHLY INTERACTIVE. Rather than just great keynote speeches, we will also emphasize great discussions, in an interactive format unusual in China, with roundtables, world cafes, and dynamic panels, to help participants meet more people and gain more knowledge.
We will hear from KEY STAKEHOLDERS AND NEW FACES. Executives requested that we look beyond “the same old faces,” and include the stakeholders most often overlooked in other conferences: government officials, Chinese entrepreneurs, factory owners, government NGOs, mid-sized MNCs, Chinese non-profits, and scientists. These influential stakeholders will both contribute new ideas and gain from the interaction.
The 2008 OLYMPICS will focus our discussions. The 2008 Olympics, as well as the 2007 Special Olympics also in China, can be powerful unifying events. We will harness them as both a timeline and a catalyst for action, to advance China harmoniously on a path to sustainability.
CHINESE BUSINESS OWNERS will discuss their commitment to CSR. Meet Chinese business owners and entrepreneurs who are committed to sustainability and social responsibility, and hear about their challenges, successes, failures, and opportunities, competing in a marketplace where CSR cheating is called “rampant.”
PRACTICAL TOOLS will help build performance and reputation. Audits are just a start. We will discuss and provide opportunities to use the practical tools and systems that Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Sinopec and others are using to help drive sustainability through their partners and supply chains. We will explore tool sets that companies can use, to build better stakeholder performance and relationships, and protect their brands from conflict in the years ahead.
ROUNDTABLES will be held with select companies and influential stakeholders, a special opportunity to discuss, in a positive private roundtable, how companies and stakeholders can engage productively together, to help China advance harmoniously and sustainably.
The Future 500 China brings together “Fortune 500” corporations and their stakeholders, in positive settings to achieve together what they cannot do separately.
The purpose of Future 500 China is to enable companies to create wealth through innovation, not consumption; promote productivity through technology, not exploitation; and foster corporate-stakeholder collaboration, not conflict. To assess their success, Future 500 China companies engage with their stakeholders, set goals, and measure their performance not just by financial return, but against 21 global standards that span the economic, social, and environmental “triple bottom line.”
These processes are vital to China and the world. China is the testing ground for a new model of sustainable development, different from that of America or Europe. To succeed, it must leapfrog the most consumptive aspects of 20th century industrialism, and set a new benchmark for other developing economies.
The forum will familiarize enterprises with new ways to create value for the 21st century, engage stakeholders in roundtable discussions of global corporate citizenship, and help enable companies to meet government and marketplace demands for science-based, technology-favorable, human-friendly, and environmentally sustainable development.
We will be honored to have you join us for the Future 500 International Forum and Stakeholder Roundtable.
Consulted Companies: Altria, APCO Worldwide, Beijing Cloisonne Ltd., Asia Global Education, BP, The Walt Disney Company (Shanghai) Limited, China Petroleum Chemical Corporation, China United Coalbed Methane Corp., Coca-Cola Company, Datang Electric Power Group, Dow Chemical, Chengdu Feisit Chemical Co. Ltd., DHV Group, Dupont Electric America, ERM Asia, FedEx, General Electric China, General Motors, German Technical Cooperation, Guodian Nanjing Automation Company, Harbin Aviation Industry (Group) Co. Ltd., Changhe Aircraft Corporation, Haier Group Co. Ltd. Hewlett-Packard, Holland & Knight LLP, HongKong Electric Power Ltd., International Finance Corporation, Johnson Controls, Luo Shen Group, LLC, LuoYang 014 Center, Mattel, McDonalds, Motorola China, Novozymes China, Owens Corning, Phillips Electronics, Royal Dutch Shell, Senluo Ecology Group, SC Johnson, Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, Shirley Young Associates, Sichuan Changhong Electronic Group, Sichuan Wu Liang-Ye Group, Sichuan international Weizhi Wrapper Co. Ltd., Sichuan Meifeng Chemical Co.Ltd., Shanghai Electronics Development Holding Group Company, Shanghai Xinli Yuelong Company, Shanghai Non-Ferrous Metals (Group)Co. Ltd., Sichuan Mianyan Fengtai packing Co. Ltd.,Sichuan Luzhou Xinyi Packing Co. Ltd., Sun Microsystems, Time-Warner, Vantage Point Venture Partners, WalMart, Wenzhou TengXu Group, Xi’an Aircraft Industry Group, Xinhua Finance
Consulted Organizations: World Bank, Asia Foundation, Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims, China Association of Woman Entrepreneurs, Chinese Center for Corporate Governance of CASS, Council on Foreign Relations, Energy Foundation – Beijing, Fortune Magazine, China WTO Tribune, Friends of Nature, Fupin (Help Poverty) Development Institute, Green Volunteers, Johnson Graduate School of Management, LinYi Woman Association, Milken Institute, Society for Organizational Learning, Starr Foundation, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), China Training Center, Reproductive Health & Family Care, China Association for NGO Cooperation
Consulted Agencies: State Environmental Protection Administration, Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China Machinery Industry Federation, Center for Technology Innovation and Strategy Studies, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Holland Embassy, Shanghai University, United Nations International Development Organization, International Labour Office for China and Mongolia, Foreign Capital Project Management Center, State Council Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development
The Future 500 International Forum 2006
Preparing for the Beijing Olympics:
Agenda v 5.2
8:00AM – 6:00 pm: REGISTRATION
6:00 – 6:20 pm: OPENING REMARKS:
6:20 – 8:20 pm: WELCOME DINNER RECEPTION
TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA:
8:30 – 9:30: WELCOMING REMARKS
Opening Speech by Chairman of the Conference
8:50 – 9:15: The Corporate Sustainability Pyramid –
9:15 – 10:30: SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA: TOWARD THE 2008 OLYMPICS
10:30 – 10:45: Tea break
10:45 – 12:15: Roundtable One – Triple Bottom Line and Sustainability
10:45 – 11:00: Moderation by: Bill Shireman
Selections from the film, An Inconvenient Truth, featuring
11:00 – 12:15: Moderator: China Petroleum Chemical Corporation
12:15 – 1:20: Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
12:15 – 12:30: Award certificates to new members of the Future 500 companies in China, from the Chairman and President of Future 500 Global
12:30 – 12:50: Picture taking
12:50 – 1:20: Lunch
1:20 – 1:45: Lunchtime Keynote
1:45 – 3:35: Roundtable Two – The Business Case for Sustainability
1:45 – 2:55 Roundtable Keynotes
3:25 – 3:40: Audience Q&A
3:40 – 3:55: Tea break
3:50 – 5:55: Roundtable three - Performance Across the Supply Chain--How To Drive Supply Chain Excellence in Labor and the Environment
3:55 – 5:10:
5:05 – 5:35: Opening Discussion:
Wang Yihua, China Business Research Center of Tsinghua University
5:35 – 5:55: Audience Q&A
5:55 – 6:20: Closing Keynotes
Shi Zebo, Vice Director, Education and PR Department, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
Dr. Jacob Chen, Vice President of Corporate Human Resources and Corporate Industrial Engineering, Foxconn Technology Group.
6:20 – 6:30: Stretch Break (move to reception room)
6:30 – 8:30: Evening Reception
Full Day Two:
8:30 – 8:45: Opening Remarks by SHI Qinqi, Secretary-General, China Association of Woman Entrepreneurs
8:45 – 9:25:
9:25 – 10:05: Roundtable Panel
Meg Gottemoeller, Director, The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business
10:05 – 10:30: Audience Q&A
10:45 – 11:40: Moderator: Zhao Mulan, Member, Management Committee, Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park
11:40-12:20: Roundtable Discussion
12:45 – 1:40: Networking Lunch
1:40 – 4:05: Roundtable Six – Trust and Partners
1:40 – 2:55: Roundtable Keynotes
4:00 – 4:30: Closing Ceremony
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2006
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