We wrote in an earlier edition already about the importance of the Water Summit that our Center would be organizing this year. It was due to happen on the 3rd April but due to the current situation the world is facing, it was cancelled and we have now decided to change this event into an online Summit, in which several keynote speakers, companies and start-ups will contribute with their view on the importance of Water as a Value Driver for Sustainable Growth.

Since the Summit will now be an online gathering, it will be divided over 2 days in which impressive speakers such as the Portuguese Minister for Environment and Energy Transition, the CEO of UN Sanitation and Water for All and the Government & Policy Advisor at Water.org will share their views on this important topic. Companies that are participating include Microsoft, Super Bock, Toyota, Veolia,  L’Oréal, Bial, Esporão, Nestle, Sugal, Pingo Doce, Pestana, Tintex and several Start Ups.

If you sign up for the event here, you will receive a Zoom link shortly before the event starts. Also, stay in the loop of what our speakers have to say about this important topic by following the playlist on our YouTube channel!

Please find our full agenda for the two-day event below:

Day 1 - 25 June 2020

15:00 - Opening Ceremony
Filipe Santos | Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON
João Pedro Matos Fernandes | Portuguese Minister for Environment and Energy Transition

15:30 - Keynote speaker: Global Water Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses
Catarina de Albuquerque | CEO of UN Sanitation and Water for All  

Track I: Water in the value chain - Sourcing & Production

16:00 - Industry cases: FMCG, Agriculture and Pharmaceutical 

16:45 - Presentation
Mário Macilau | Renown Mozambican born photographer on his project 'Dream River' about the effects of water shortage in his home country

17:00 - Break

17:15 - Industry cases: Automotive, Energy, IT and Textiles

18:00 - Closing remarks day 1

Day 2 - 26 June 2020

15:00 - Opening day 2

15:15 - Keynote speaker: The Inspirational Story of Water.org
Nadia Scharen-Guivel | Government & Policy Advisor at Water.org 

15:45 - Gulbenkian Foundation | Water Study on Portugal

16:00 - Water in the Portuguese Ecosystem | Key issues, opportunities and solutions 

Track II: Water in the value chain - Consumption

16:45 - Industry cases: Beverages, Tourism and Retail

Track III: Innovating on Water Across Sustainable Value Chains

17:30 - Disruptive innovations | Start-up stage

18:00 - Closing Session
Nuno Moreira da Cruz | Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at CLSBE

We hope to see you all at the Water Summit on 25 and 26 June 2020!

Have a great and impactful week!

Manon Blom-El Nayal
Center for Responsible Business & Leadership 
Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

This article refers to edition #34 of the "Have a Great and Impactful Week" Newsletter.
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