innovation for good life

November 28, 2018


The first day of the conference will feature lectures and presentation on the main stage with live interactive engagement, open and candid discussions in breakout sessions and unique opportunities for networking with speakers and conference participants.

1st day November 28th, 2018

The conference brings together senior representatives of Israeli and international companies and key opinion leaders from the international professional community, Israel’s business community, ESG analysts and more.

The conference is structured into several tracks inviting professionals from HR, marketing, finance, procurement, environment and R&D – to learn and discuss how sustainability and innovation is embedded in their work.

exhibition and networking


opening session

main stage


9:45-10:45 | Business Impact on Inclusive Growth in Israel and Globally


Momo Mahadav, CEO at Maala


Micky Adiv, CEO at G1 and Chairperson at Maala

Shamina singh, EVP Sustainability at Mastercard and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Steven Berkenfeld, Managing Director, Investment Banking at Barclays Capital

Dr. Sigal Shelach, CEO at JDC Israel

Ciara Byrne, Tech Journalist

Prof. David Grayson, Author and Professor Emeritus at Cranfield School of Management

Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor at Responsible Investor

Lihu Roter, Executive Producer at Particle3

10:45-11:00 | Celebrating the 2018 Israeli Diversity Award

The Dov Lautmann Diversity Award is awarded annually to companies excelling in workforce diversity in different categories. The winners of the 2018 awards are Gevasol, Hilton Hotel Tel Aviv and SodaStream.

sessions by professional tracks


Food & Health

11:30 -13:00 | Food & Health - New Flavors

Round Table 

The health trend in the food sector is growing quickly. A high percentage of consumers seek health and nutritional value in food, while at the same time are not interested in changing their consumption habits and the convenience of processed and packaged foods.

The session will revolve around the question of how to bridge the gap between the health trend and the convenience of processed foods, while addressing the actions of food companies in Israel and globally to strengthen the nutritional value of products alongside new approaches to shifting consumer habits towards healthier food.


Momo Mahadav, CEO at Maala


Prof. Jonathan Deutsch, Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science, Drexel University. 

Dagan Eshel, VP Innovation at Strauss Group

Adi Kabir Kohali, CEO of Tivall at Osem-Nestle Israel

Orna Levi, Nutrition & Health Manager at Unilever Israel

Hadas Yariv, Food Technologist, Master in Nutrition, Scientific Advisor

Ofir Richman, Content Strategy and Marketing Advisor, Lecturer at University of Haifa, IDC Herzliya

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch, Director, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Galia Sagy, Executive Director of the Food Industries Union at the Manufacturers Association of Israel

Carmit Safra, Nutritionist and Consultant for Improving  Food Environment at the Ministry of Health

hr & welfare

11:30 -13:30 | Business Contribution to Inclusive Growth - Empowering Employees in a Changing World of Work

Co-host: JDC Israel – Tevet


Roundtable: HR VPs and directors from leading companies in the Israeli market discuss the practice of empowering and promoting employees, and its contribution to social leadership in a changing world of work.


HR Managers; Recruitment; Welfare; Instruction & Guidance; CSR


Prof. David Grayson, Author and Professor Emeritus at Cranfield School of Management

Einav Aharoni Yonas, CEO at JDC Israel – Tevet


Graham Griffiths, Head of Partnerships and Operations at The Living Wage Foundation;

Iris Mor, Head of Human Resources at Assuta Medical Centers

Shosh Raban,  VP Human Resources at Electra Consumer Products

Anat Mori, Manager of re-skilling development and innovation in learning at Bank Leumi

Danielle Shany, VP Human Resources at Unilever Israel

Orly Amar, HRBP at Strauss Group


11:30 -13:30 | Content meets Values meets Branding: Benefiting the Brand and the Community

Co-host: The Israeli Marketing Association


Marketing directors of leading brands and corporations discuss the challenges in the new consumer-social discourse, and the paths they chose to strengthen their brands.


Marketers; Brand Managers; Advertising & PR; CSR & Sustainability Directors


Talma Biro, CEO at Israel Marketing Association


Shirley Kantor, Social Strategy for Business


Arun Mahtani, V.P. Channels Strategy and Digital Content, Communications at Teva Pharmaceuticals

Ofri Shvo, Personal Care Marketing Manager at Unilever Israel

Lihu Roter, Executive Producer at Particle3

Shiri Hellmann, Head of Global Marketing Communications at SodaStream

Naama Sikuler, Chief Editor at Globes

finance & ir

11:30 -13:45 | Launching the ESG & Impact Investment Forum

Co-Hosts: Israeli Investor Relations Forum and Social Finance Israel


Conversations with Global leaders: Maala is thrilled to launch the forum for responsible and Impact investment in Israel, featuring senior investors and managers from the global arena.

Among our guest speakers: Blackrock, Hermes Investment Management, Danske Bank, Vigeo Eiris, Sustainalytics, Bloomberg and SASB


Institutional Investors; Analysts; Investor Relations; Financial Directors; CSR managers and more


Karen Mazor, Head of Investor Relations at Bank Hapoalim

Itamar Schwartz, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Group at BDO Consulting


Amra Balic, Managing Director, Head EMEA Investment Stewardship team at Blackrock

Ulrika Hasselgren, Global Head of Sustainability & Impact Investment at Danske Bank

Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor and Co-founder, Response Global Media

Heather Lang, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions at Sustainalytics

Tal Raz, CFO at Shikun & Binui

Will Pomroy, Associate Director – SDG Engagement Fund, Hermes Investment Management

Elise Attal, Institutional Affairs Manager at Vigeo Eiris

Jeff Cohen, Institutional Product Strategist at SASB

Dror Elkayam, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Group at Bloomberg


11:30-13:00 | Engaging Communities and Customers in the Digital Era


How digital lifestyle and technology create new opportunities for business impact on society and the community.

Among the participants are Intel, TripAdvisor and more.


CSR & Sustainability directors; Community; Digital & Social Media; Marketing; Social Investment and more.


Daniela Prusky-Sion, Global Director, Internal Communications and Sustainability at Strauss Group


Tali Golan, Director, Philanthropy and Inclusion at TripAdvisor

Revital Bitan, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Intel Israel

Smadar Sivan, Head of Learning & Development center at Bank Hapoalim

Ciara Byrne, Tech Journalist

Noa Shinar-Ron, Chief Operating Officer at SAP Israel R&D Center

LGBT Diversity

11:30 -13:00 | A Snapshot of the LGBT Community and the Workforce


Following an unprecedented number of companies that joined the protest for equality of the LGBT community in July 2018, incorporating this agenda in companies and corporations requires thought and actions. The session will discuss diversity and inclusion of employees from the LGBT community in the workforce, as part of the corporate CSR management.

Speakers from various companies, such as Dell and Natural Intelligence will present their case of implementing policies and actions towards LGBT equality. In addition, LGBTech and the Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force will present tools they have developed together with a forum of 16 organizations, enabling companies to study the issue closely and apply the tools in employment, as well as other aspects of their activity.


HR & Diversity Directors; Community Relations; CSR & Sustainability Managers


Nadav Borenstein, Journalist and Television Reporter


Shachar Grembek, Founder at LGBTech

Chen Arieli, Chairperson at the Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force

Shiri Goldberg, Content Manager at Reshet

Michal Shahal, Senior Director, Global HR at DellEMC

Liat Marek, Employee Care Manager and Social Responsibility at DellEMC

Neta Feller, VP HR at Natural Intelligence

Naama Giladi, Corporate Communications at P&G Israel

Bianca Lewis, Sales Manager at

CSR for Board Members

11:30 -13:00 | CSR for Board Members

Co-host:  Israel’s Directors Union


High-level panel: Board members and corporate administrators discuss the role of the board of directors in an age in which public opinion expects businesses to be identified with social values.

The session will focus on the role of the board of directors in increasing trust among shareholders and stakeholders; Business and social perspectives; Existing practices of committees designated to CSR and sustainability and more.


Board Members; Corporate Administrators; Legal Advisors; CSR & Sustainability Directors and more.


Shmuel Ben-Tovim, Director, BenTovim Consultants Ltd. and a Social Entrepreneur


Michal Arlosoroff, SVP, General Legal Counsel & CSR at ADAMA

Zvi Ziv, Chairperson of the Collective Impact Initiative

Imad Telhami, Founder and Chairperson at Babcom Centers

Pascal Durand-Barthez, Attorney, Member of the Paris Bar

Ivri Verbin, CEO at GoodVision

happy hour


The second day of the conference, Thursday, November 29, will be comprised of a variety of field tours.