September 9, 2020 | 1:00 PM EDT 

Sustainable Business Briefing: Impact Through Entrepreneurship

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the priorities of governments, corporations and citizens globally, while also accelerating the transition to a more sustainable and equitable world. What important lessons have we learned and what solutions can we begin to implement now to create positive social impact globally?

The Bloomberg Sustainable Business Briefing Series will explore how business is evolving during this pivotal time. The series will feature the leading voices working at the forefront of change and creating viable solutions to help build a better working world.

Impact Through Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs act as catalysts of innovation, ideating solutions to local issues that can be scaled to global proportions. We’ll examine how entrepreneurs are responding to the most critical global challenges, what big business can do to help scale these innovations, and the top lessons that can be applied to your business to create long term value.


September 9 - Wednesday

1:00 pm

Fostering Innovation Through Collaboration

Forming multi-stakeholder collaborations is an important component to accomplishing bold goals for global progress, especially SDG #17, “Partnerships for the Goals.” Within these collaborations, impact entrepreneurs play an important role as catalysts of innovation and impact, establishing business models that exemplify long-term value for all stakeholders.  Top executives share what they’ve learned from impact entrepreneurs, and how they have worked across business, finance, government and civil society to address the world’s most pressing development challenges.



1:30 pm

Entrepreneurs Driving Change at Scale

Entrepreneurs will share how they have successfully built companies that both responded to pressing global needs and created long-term value and will discuss how leaders can translate mission into long-term success.



2:00 pm

Event Concludes


Joanna Bichsel

Founder and CEO Kasha

Minhaj Chowdhury

Founder and CEO Drinkwell

Carmine Di Sibio

Global Chairman and CEO EY

Alan Jope

CEO Unilever

Geoff Revell

Founder and CEO HappyTap

Eric Roston

Reporter Bloomberg Green

Ivy Huq Russell

Founder and CEO Maya

Mallika Kapur

Deputy Global Editor Bloomberg Live


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services EY delivers help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY has a vision to positively impact one billion lives by 2030 through EY Ripples, a program that brings together the global EY network to make ripples of positive change in alignment with the UN SDGs. EY Ripples is focused on three areas in which the skills and experience of EY people can create the greatest impact: working with impact entrepreneurs, accelerating environmental sustainability and supporting the next generation workforce.