How business can tackle GHGs in the supply chain

Urgent action is required to limit global temperature rises and the role of business here is key. With Scope 3 emissions often accounting for the highest proportion of total corporate emissions, this key climate action conference (27-29 Sep, 2021) will focus entirely on supply chain decarbonization.

Over the three conference days, we’ll assess the main challenges in Scope 3 reduction, and highlight the opportunities and innovations that can enable business to deliver on net-zero commitments.  We will bring together a global audience of key actors to ensure a platform for genuine debate and discussion, with a focus on the practical guidance and steps that business can take now to shift mindsets from ‘less harm’ to ‘more good’.

Join us at this important climate action event to hear from and ask your questions to 30+ expert speakers from leading brands, retailers, NGOs, policymakers, investors, and more. Confirmed speakers include senior representatives from: Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly-Clark, World Resources Institute, Alaska Airlines, Amazon, WWF, Microsoft, Intel, International Paper, Emergent, Pirelli Tire, Environmental Defense Fund, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Siemens Financial Services, PepsiCo, Verra, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and many more.

The business conference is divided into three shortened days to make the content digestible and accessible for different time zones. All sessions are also recorded in case you can’t make the full conference and will be available to view on the conference platform.

The speakers

Vance Merolla


Vice President, Global Sustainability

Diana Birkett Rakow

Alaska Airlines

Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability

Jamey Mulligan


Senior Scientist

Vanessa Miler


Director Energy Innovation and Impact

Sophie Beckham

International Paper

VP, Chief Sustainability Officer

Stephen Harper


Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy

Michael Tears


Director of Energy Solutions

Paloma Lopez

Future Fit Foods

CEO and Co-founder

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Agenda highlights

  • The heat is on: How business can turn policy pressure into opportunity
  • The road to net-zero: What do credible and time-bound targets on Scope 3 look like?
  • Implementing value chain SBTs: How can companies communicate targets and engage the supply chain in real, verifiable reductions?
  • Supplier target setting: How to select and incentivise the right suppliers and the right targets to maximise impact
  • SME decarbonization: Best practice to support SMEs in a just transition to net zero
  • Collaboration in action: How genuine collaboration can enable business to drive supply chain GHG reductions 
  • Logistics innovation: What technologies are available to decarbonise your logistics?     
  • Communicating climate action: Practical guidance to engage investors, employees and civil society in your journey towards decarbonization 
  • Financing the transition: What financing options exist to bridge the investment gap and fund Scope 3 action? 
  • Big bets on regenerative agriculture: Can it really bring the transformation we expect?
  • Credible offsetting strategies: What do these look like in practice?
  • Beyond operations and offsets: Practical insights into the environmental solutions available, their values, and limitations
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Why attend an IF virtual conference?

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

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

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

Making the most of The Future of Climate Action Event

Benefit from extensive networking and learning opportunities

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.

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.

Open discussions

During open discussion sessions all attendees join intimate, face-to-face calls to enable a genuine dialogue and ensure engagement, creating an 'in-the-room' feel. These sessions are a great opportunity to directly ask our expert speakers your questions, connect with other attendees who share a common interest, and kick-start the conversation. You can then use the platform to directly message and schedule follow-up meetings with your new connections to continue the discussion. 

Year-long access

All attendees will enjoy full access to the conference platform for a year post-event, offering long-term learning opportunities. In case you miss any sessions or simply want to revisit and listen in to any sessions again, you'll be able to access all of the recordings on the platform. You'll also be able to review the discussion and comments in the chat function, as well as access any shared documents or or other materials shared by the speakers.
Another great conference by Innovation Forum. The virtual sessions all worked very smoothly and I was delighted to be involved
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
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
I only have good things to say about Innovation Forum’s virtual event, the platform and how they have adapted to our new reality.
Really enjoying the sessions – the set-up is extremely professional – definitely the best virtual conference I’ve attended.

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

International Paper
Johnson & Johnson
Mondelēz International
General Mills
General Electric (LM Wind Power)
Rainforest Action Network
Philips Lighting
BMO Global Asset Management
Walgreens Boots Alliance
The Carbon Trust
Bank Of America
S&P Global
Smithfield Foods
Dawn Meats
Hilton Food Group

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For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Hanna Halmari
Project Manager
[email protected]


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Head of Partnerships
[email protected] 

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