Thu, 17 Jun | Zoom

iTalk XV

iTalk is an initiative of Impact 17+1 Club inviting Impact Leaders from across the globe to share their impactful vision, stories and action towards a unified purpose in line with the United Nation’s SDG Goals.
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iTalk XV

Time & Location

17 Jun, 12:00 – 13:30 BST
Zoom

About the Event

About the event

One of the greatest “impact thinkers” of all time, Buckminster Fuller, coined a goal for 100% of humanity to work together to survive and thrive, reimagining ways of approaching business to sustain us all. Today, sustainable businesses are now redefining the corporate ecosystem by designing models with economically-sound processes that create value for all stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, supply chains, civil society and planet.

As global indices on the world’s most sustainable corporations show, sustainability is good business for people and planet as well as for prosperity, performance and lifespan. Of course, the complexities of social change and environmental conservation continue to evolve and with it, companies must evolve too, in order to sustain the world in which they – and we – live.

Impact 17 + 1 Club is humbled to welcome our keynote speaker Mr Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arcelik – ranked #13 on The Real Leaders®️ Top 150 Impact Companies of 2021.

Theme: Transformational Impact

Keynote Topic: Adopting Sustainability as a Business Model

Under his leadership, Hakan Bulgurlu has helped grow Arcelik into an inclusive, sustainable, and responsible business. His vision turned Arçelik into an Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and saw the company included in the FTSE4Good Index for five consecutive years. Arçelik has succeeded in becoming carbon-neutral in global production with its own carbon credits, achieving a major move and an industry first and was awarded the most sustainable home appliances and houseware company in the world (Source: The 2021 Global 100 Index).

Following the keynote address, 10 speakers are invited to share 60 seconds of their impact stories during the ‘iTalk 60seconds’ session on “What does impact mean to you?”

If you would like to speak during the iTalk 60 seconds session and share your impact vision, stories and actions, you can choose to register under the category ‘iTalk 60s Speaker’.

Following the iTalk 60seconds session, all participants are invited to the Impact Café; where the audience becomes the stage as part of an integrated, immersive ‘impact zone’ shining the spotlight on how impactors are unlocking transformational impact with an adaptive mindset.

AGENDA

Introduction

12:00 – 12:05 – Erol Sami Guvener, Board Member, Head of Strategy and Social Purpose, The Salon

Keynote Speech

12:05 – 12:15 – Adopting Sustainability as a Business Model - Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arcelik

12:20 – 12:30 - Q&A - Moderated by Erol Sami Guvener, Board Member, Head of Strategy and Social Purpose, The Salon

iTalk 60seconds

Moderator: Robin Titus, Executive Director of Global Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, The Salon

12:30 – 12:50 - iTalk 60seconds, 10 Speakers

12:45 – 12:55 - Q&A

Impact Cafe

12:55 – 13:30 – An Adaptive Mindset for Unlocking Transformational Impact

Summary & Closing Remarks

12:50 – 13:00 – Bo JI, Assistant Dean & Chief Rep. for Europe, CKGSB; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

SPEAKER PROFILES

Keynote Speaker: Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arcelik

Hakan Bulgurlu is the head of Arçelik, a leading global manufacturer of home appliances, where he has been CEO since 2015. Arçelik has annual revenues of five billion euros, is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange and its brands hold prominent leadership positions across global markets. Under his leadership, Hakan Bulgurlu has helped grow the company into an inclusive, sustainable, and responsible business. His vision turned Arçelik into an Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and saw the company included in the FTSE4Good Index for five consecutive years. Arçelik has succeeded in becoming carbon-neutral in global production with its own carbon credits, achieving a major move and an industry first. He is a much-sought after speaker at global conferences on topics such as climate change, the environment and green business. To support the efforts for a transition to a low carbon economy, he joined the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing at the World Bank. After graduating from the University of Texas, Austin with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Mechanical Engineering, he earned his MBA from the joint program of Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Company Profile: Arcelik

Arçelik is a multinational household appliances manufacturer that operates in nearly 150 countries with 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance, Voltas Beko) and employs over 35,000 people worldwide. Arçelik's global operations include sales and marketing offices in 43 countries, and 22 production facilities in 8 countries. As Europe's second largest white goods company by market share (based on volumes), Arçelik reached a consolidated turnover of 5 billion Euros in 2020. Arçelik's R&D and Design Centers across the globe, are home to over 1,600 researchers and hold more than 3,000 international patent applications to date.

Arçelik is named the "Industry Leader" in the Durable Home Appliances category for the 2nd year in a row in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 and, in accordance with PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality Standard, became carbon-neutral in global production plants in 2019 and 2020 fiscal years with its carbon credits. www.arcelikglobal.com

Co-Host: Metin Guvener, Founding Chairman The Salon; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

Metin has evolved throughout his career creating and adding value in accordance with his self-reflective, philosophical, entrepreneurial and philanthropic values. He believes reflection brings realisation, which in turn creates transformation and a powerful resonance within ourselves and our interaction with others. That is, if we have the right tools available to us in our toolbox.

Metin has had an illustrious career integrating value as a founder, co-founder and investor through boutique platforms in financial services, real estate, private equity, hospitality, asset management and thought leadership.

Passionately connecting visions and enabling missions, Metin brings people together to innovate and appreciate heritage and succession.

As becomes evident in time, increased awareness positively correlates to our appreciation of how little it is we “know for certain”. As such, collaboration is necessary to pool our collective perspectives and resources. The Salon is founded on our mutual ability for empowerment based on increasing awareness and broadening horizons through innovative and authentic collaboration.

Carrying this spirit with him, Metin continues to participate as a panel speaker on:

· The Salon | Leadership Circle

· The FT Wealth Summit

· KPMG Family Office Network

· The Horasis Global Community

· Camden Wealth

· Prestel & Partner

Co-Host: Bo JI, Assistant Dean & Chief Rep. for Europe, CKGSB; Co-Founder, Impact 17+1 Club

Bo JI is currently the Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Bo had an over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. After a long corporate life, Bo became a serial entrepreneur and investor, he is also an inspiring TEDx speaker, a China expert and an advocate of EU-China trade. Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo serves as a mentor & advisor to startups and scaleups at incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces around the world. Meanwhile, he is a well sought inspiring speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings.

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