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CEO Desso and CEO Kingfisher to be interviewed by founder of Ethical Corporation at Annual Responsible Business Summit, May 9th

08 May 2012

Stef Kranendijk, CEO of Desso is to be interviewed by Ethical Corporation founder and chairman Toby Webb at the Ethical Foundation’s 11th Annual Responsible Business Summit in London , UK at 09:15-10:30 on May 9th. Stef will be joined on the platform by Ian Cheshire, CEO of the international DIY chain Kingfisher plc.

Both CEOs have been chosen as sustainability leaders of progressive organisations and will be interviewed in front of a packed audience. This year over 400 CSR and sustainability professionals will be attending.

Ethical Corporations says: “Desso is a leading high quality European carpet manufacturer with clients including HSBC, Porsche, Procter & Gamble. They are committed to the Cradle to Cradle® approach- developing products and processes that will contribute towards a better environment.

The Kingfisher Group operates over 900 home improvement stores in eight countries across Europe and Asia, and works with 8,000 suppliers all over the world. It is a FTSE100 company, with household name brands that include B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix and Koctas.

These leaders in business know that sustainability is absolutely essential. In this interview, you’ll discover how they are embedding sustainability to create long-term value and success.”

Other speakers across the two day event include Paul Walsh, Group CEO, Diageo, John Brock, Group CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises, London Business School Professor Ioannis Ioannou (also author of the LBS Case Study on Desso) and leading CSR and Sustainability professionals from Henkel, Astra Zeneca, Alliance Boots, Aviva, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin, Centrica, Visa Europe, Timberland, Gap, Telefonica, Marks & Spencer, Arcelor Mittal, BNP Paribas, Kellogg, ASDA, Fed Ex Express Europe, Jaguar Land Rover and Kimberly Clark.

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