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What do past summit delegates say?
It’s really great. It’s down to the point. What kind of impact do we leave? It’s about what role we want to play in society. All of us come to agreement in saying if we don’t run businesses with a purpose we will not have sustainable long term business success.
Dirk Voeste, Vice President of Sustainability, BASF
I think what’s been great about today has been building a common vision of what we mean by Positive Impact and seeing multiple actors from different sectors finally coming on to the same page.
Clare Woodcraft-Scott, CEO Emirates Foundation
The generation of Positive (Societal) Impact is a moral imperative for any corporation as much as it is a business imperative. I hope events like this facilitate the spreading of this understanding, and I hope that action follows awareness.
Jochen Rother , Head of Strategy and Performance Management, Bayer AG
The big idea we have and that we’re articulating here is that creating Positive Impact often requires creating new ecosystems on the ground. It’s not a simple strategy. We have to create new linkages between people and suppliers, local communities and companies.
Dr Robert Kaplan , Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
This is powerful stuff and you have a great combination of experience and skills in the social sector and in business. It’s bringing these skills together that enables Positive Impact to happen. There are very few organisations in the world that bring together both.
Mark Kramer, Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
Inspirational theme! The Summit brought together an open minded, interested international group of leaders from different backgrounds, willing to set the bar high! Let's do it!
Simone Filippini, Executive Director, NIMD – Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy