This conference will deep dive into what net zero really means for company supply chains and business transformation. We’ll assess leading practices and solutions, whilst placing an emphasis on what is practical and realistic for business to achieve results at scale. 
 
Over the three days, we’ll discuss the practical steps to deliver on tough Scope 3 climate targets through innovation, circular systems and natural climate solutions. The focus throughout will remain on how to shift mindsets from ‘less harm’ to ‘more good’. 

The speakers

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Benjamin Ware

Nestlé

Global Head of Responsible Sourcing

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Scott Vitters

Nike

Senior Director Environmental Management & Innovation

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Maya Colombani

L'Oréal

Director Sustainability Brasil

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Marie-Pierre Bousquet Lecomte

Danone

Science-Based Targets implementation Director

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Chris Daly

PepsiCo

Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo Europe

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Ralf Peters

Coca-Cola European Partners

Vice President Procurement

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Zach Freeze

Walmart

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Sustainability

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Giulia M. Stellari

Unilever

Director, Sustainable Sourcing, Digital and Carbon Solutions

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Agenda highlights

  • Strategy and COP26: What will COP26 mean for ambitious supply chain GHG targets in business?
  • SBTs in action: How can companies communicate targets and engage the supply chain in real, verifiable reductions? 
  • Pathway to mandatory: How business can map climate risks and ensure better transparency in emissions data throughout the value chain
  • Supplier target setting: Practical insights to ensure that the right targets are set, and resourced
  • Transforming procurement: Best practice for communicating change and successful buy-in across procurement and sourcing
  • Natural climate solutions: How to successfully implement solutions that deliver large scale GHG reductions
  • Regenerative supply chains: How have leaders in regenerative agriculture delivered change and can regenerative approaches work OUTSIDE agriculture and forests?
  • Circular solutions: How to communicate and implement circularity across the business and throughout the value chain
  • Climate coalitions: How leading partnerships will drive supply chain transformation by 2030
  • The opportunity in Scope 3: Practical tips from leading companies on how to frame GHG reduction as opportunity in the value chain
  • Solutions, solutions, solutions: Cross-industry insights into the innovations, technologies and partnerships that can effectively decarbonise supply chains
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Why attend an IF virtual conference?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get detailed, practical guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders through speed networking sessions and pre-planned 1:1 meetings

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In-depth problem solving around the key issues within hands-on deep dive workshops and face to face discussion

Making connections at The Future of Climate Action

How can attendees network virtually?

Speed networking

No need to hang around the coffee cart to begin making connections - join our virtual speed networking for a series of quick-fire 1:1 meetings. Often the highlight of our virtual events, you will have the opportunity to meet a range of attendees within a short amount of time. Then, follow up with new connections and schedule longer, private meetings to continue the discussion.

Group networking

During group networking sessions, attendees are placed in small groups for more relaxed, informal networking. Groups are rotated so you have the chance to meet a variety of people and leave with fresh connections and potential partners. 

Schedule meetings

Often at our online events, discussions begin in the chat boxes during sessions and continue behind closed doors for more in-depth conversation between interested parties. Our platform enables you to reach out to other attendees and arrange 1:1 and group meetings. Maximise your impact at the event, and effectively manage your day. 


Working groups

During working group sessions all attendees join intimate, face-to-face calls to enable a genuine dialogue and ensure engagement. These sessions are a great opportunity to connect with other attendees who share a common interest and kick-start the conversation. 

Really enjoying the sessions – the set-up is extremely professional – definitely the best virtual conference I’ve attended.
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Another great conference by Innovation Forum. The virtual sessions all worked very smoothly and I was delighted to be involved
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I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and Innovation Forum managed to make the technology work flawlessly. The speed networking sessions were also a great way to loosen-up the typical strict structures of such events
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Absolutely brilliant event. Innovation Forum were able to put together a very well run event, which is not easy when it is entirely virtual. Everything was very engaging and extremely informative, and the speed networking was great
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I only have good things to say about Innovation Forum’s virtual event, the platform and how they have adapted to our new reality.
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What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

Pirelli
Environmental Defense Fund
3M
Neste
Rainforest Action Network
International Paper
 McDonald’s
Novo Nordisk
Diageo
Hilton
Maersk
BASF
Mondelēz International
Cargill
General Mills
Philips Lighting
Amazon
Inditex
Ørsted
Unilever
General Electric (LM Wind Power)
BMO Global Asset Management
TOTAL
Orange
Burger King
Nespresso
Johnson & Johnson
Barry Callebaut
Danone
C&A
Dawn Meats
Avon

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Contact

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Natasha Bodnar
Project Director
[email protected]

Sign up

Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Head of Partnerships
[email protected] 

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