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Enterprise 2020 Summit - Exclusive in-depth look at the parallel sessions!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Our Enterprise 2020 Summit is fast approaching! Still can't decide which parallel sessions to go to? Need some help deciding? Read the guide below!

First, however, a reminder that the opening day of the Enterprise 2020 Summit will focus on sustainability as the competitive advantage for the Europe we need, looking at issues ranging from responsible sourcing, circular economy and business respect for human rights, to the importance of non-financial performance.

Whilst the second day of the Enterprise 2020 Summit will feature the launch of the European Pact for Youth and therefore focus primarily on young people and how governments and business can work together to develop strategies to tackle youth unemployment, amongst other things.

Guide to the parallel sessions

Non-financial performance (November 16) 

Join this session to find out how good non-financial performance can enhance overall business performance and success. Discover also how companies can do this and the actions required at the political level in order to create a nurturing and enabling environment for European businesses on their way to responsible and sustainable innovation.

Social media: #e2020summit

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City-business alliances (November 16)

Join this session to discover integrated solutions to complex social, environmental and governance issues. Find out why multi-stakeholder partnerships are becoming increasingly important, especially in the face of current global challenges, such as the humanitarian refugee crisis. You will explore how cities can collaborate with businesses on migration and integration issues, and the practical solutions already out there.

Social media: #e2020cities

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Responsible sourcing (November 16)

Join this session to learn how responsible sourcing changes the traditional business relationships along the value chain and the catalyst for change for both large companies and small and medium sized enterprises. You will discover how companies innovate to make their supply chains more sustainable and have the opportunity to meet others who can help you succeed!

Social media: #e2020summit

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Circular economy (November 16)

Join this session to demystify circular economy and assess where you are on the path to circularity. You will hear from companies, governments and EU officials on how we can move beyond waste management and ‘shifting ownership’ loops of circular economy. You will end up contributing to the debate on what is needed to make circular economy a reality!

Social media: #e2020cities

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Business and human rights (November 16)

Join this session to find out what has happened since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights four years ago, and where we are going. You will also have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn how to apply a business and human rights approach in due diligence.

Social media: #bizhumanrights 

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STEM and eSkills (November 17)

Join this session to find out more about the (lack of) women in science! Over recent years, more people have begun asking how we can solve this issue, especially after both #DistractinglySexy and #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaigns, So if you are passionate about this, this session is perfect for you! You will discover the key challenges but also some success factors of business-school collaborations to promote STEM subjects, highlighting practical examples from companies and other players throughout Europe on STEM education for girls.

Social media: #Skills4Jobs

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Lifelong employability (November 17)

Join this session to discover how to boost employee satisfaction and productivity! You will also explore what the changing European demographics and economic crisis mean for your manpower in practical terms, and learn how to respond to these challenges through HR processes while supporting employees through all of their career and life stages.

Social media: #e2020summit

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Internships and apprenticeships (November 17)

Join this session to understand the benefits of good internship and apprenticeship programmes and have an overview of how internships and apprenticeships are organised across Europe. You will discover the benefits that this brings to both workers and companies alike!

Social media: #Skills4Jobs

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Entrepreneurship (November 17)

Join this session to discover how entrepreneurship can be an empowering experience that has impact way beyond economic development. With the economic crisis still fresh in people’s minds, this session will explore how we have had to rethink careers, abilities and skills. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences in supporting entrepreneurs!

Social media: #Skills4Jobs

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Workplace innovation (November 17)

Join this session to learn how to develop a sound workplace health-programme that is all about understanding what your employees need in order to be productive and happy in their professional and personal lives.  You will explore the value of a humane and diverse workplace, and the advantages it can bring to companies and public authorities!

Social media: #e2020summit

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