This online climate conference will focus entirely on the practical action business can take to tackle Scope 3 emissions. We’ll highlight leading company practices and assess how business transformation, supply chain innovation and low-carbon solutions can deliver results on the ground.
 
Over three days, our climate conference will bring together a global audience of cross-industry experts to ensure a platform for genuine debate, discussion and progress. The focus throughout will remain on the practical steps business can take to engage key actors, decarbonise supply chains and achieve net zero.

Speakers

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Giulia Usai

GlaxoSmithKline

Director, Procurement Sustainability

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Vanessa Maire

Diageo

Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture

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Bertrand Conquéret

Henkel

President Global Supply Chain BV & Corporate Senior Vice President Purchasing

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Krishna Manda

Lenzing

Vice President Corporate Sustainability

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Rob Cameron

Nestlé

Global Head of Public Affairs

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Gladis Araujo

Mattel

Vice President of Global Quality Systems

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Thomas Lingard

Unilever

Global Climate & Environment Director

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Adam Schafer

Intel

Director, Supply Chain Sustainability

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Agenda highlights

  • The roadmap to 2030 to 2040 to 2050: What does a credible path to net zero look like? 
  • Regenerative business: What does it mean to become a ‘regenerative business’ in reality?
  • Global standards for carbon accounting: How the right frameworks and incentives can accelerate business action
  • Performance metrics in procurement: How procurement departments can drive measurable and verifiable Scope 3 emissions reductions
  • Supplier partnerships: How do you incentivise and enable low margin suppliers to invest in emissions reduction?
  • Data in action: How better data can enable more effective supply chain action, at scale
  • Climate risk and resilience: The leading technologies and approaches that can prepare supply chain actors for the effects of climate change
  • Renewed commitments on forests: What does a forest positive strategy look like in practice?
  • Measurement and verification: How sourcing companies can effectively measure and verify land-use emissions 
  • Climate action and the SDGs: What does a ‘just transition’ mean in practice?
  • SBTs for supply chain finance: How business can enable, incentivise and catalyse supply chain innovation 
  • Unintended consequences: Does “Net Zero” represent too narrow a target, to adopt as a business strategy?
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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 climate action 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. 

Climate ambition: Navigating the bumpy ride to net-zero emissions in the apparel industry

As part of our commitment to cross-industry learning, if you register for The Future of Climate Action, you will also gain access to the recording of this exclusive pre-conference workshop which took place earlier this month.

You’ll have the chance to hear from Textile Exchange, KappAhl, MAS Holdings, Everlane, Timberland, Savory Institute and Terra Genesis International on the key challenges and opportunities facing the apparel sector. 
The panel took a deep dive into two specific topic areas:
 
Decarbonising manufacturing: What is the role of brands to support and enable climate action at the factory level? 
 
Digging deeper into the role of regenerative agriculture: The opportunities and limitations

Full details can be found here.
Really enjoying the sessions – the set-up is extremely professional – definitely the best virtual conference I’ve attended.
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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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Another great conference by Innovation Forum. The virtual sessions all worked very smoothly and I was delighted to be involved
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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 climate conference, please contact:

Natasha Bodnar
Project Director
[email protected]

Sign up

Registration for the climate innovation forum 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 about the climate innovation forum, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Head of Partnerships
[email protected] 

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