This two-day business forum will assess how companies can develop and implement robust human rights policies. We’ll look in-depth into the practicalities of supply chain transformation and what this means for the future of (ethical) trade. 
 
Through off-the-record debate, expert practitioners will discuss the biggest challenges as businesses adapt practices to comply with rapidly evolving legislation and ensure ethical, responsible and transparent supply chains. 

The speakers

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Julie Vallat

L'Oréal

VP Human Rights

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Nina Norjama

UPM

Director, Social Responsibility

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Virginie Mahin

Mondelēz International

Global Social Sustainability & Human Rights Lead

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Fiona Reynolds

Principles for Responsible Investment

Managing Director

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Clare Flannery

Ab-Inbev

Responsible Sourcing Director

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Greg Priest

IKEA

Head of Sustainability Policy

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Nathalie Komatitsch

TOTAL

Head of Human Rights

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Pins Brown

The Body Shop

Head of Ethical Trade and Sustainable Sourcing

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Agenda highlights

  • The business case beyond compliance: How to drive board level action and resources
  • Evolving legislation and worldwide compliance: How companies can keep ahead of the regulatory curve
  • Effective due diligence: How to ensure practices are comprehensive, cost effective and drive better outcomes for workers 
  • Investor perspectives: What really matters to investors and what do they want to see from business?
  • Ethical consumerism: How far will consumer attitudes drive greater action from brands?  
  • Supply chain action: In-depth case studies into leading programmes and initiatives for responsible recruitment, factory engagement and remediation
  • Engage and incentivise procurement: What works, what doesn’t?
  • Living wage: Collaboration that is driving change at scale, while avoiding unintended consequences 
  • Tech and innovation: How AI and advances in tech are transforming audits and enabling more effective risk mapping 
  • Consumer certification labels vs brand own-label schemes: What is the best way forward? 
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

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

Hilton
Mars
Mondelēz International
Cargill
Nokia
Amazon
Co-op
Danone
Nestlé
ASOS
The Coca-Cola Company
Twinings
Oxfam
BT
Schneider Electric
British American Tobacco
Mattel
Allianz Global Investors
Siemens
Next
Sky
Barrick Gold Corporation
IKEA
H&M
HSBC
 McDonald’s
Suiker Unie
Fujitsu
Unilever
PVH
Pirelli
Bunge
Novo Nordisk
BASF
Diageo
Goldcorp
Philips Lighting
The Body Shop
Tesco
GAR
Shift
HP
Coca-Cola European Partners
The Freedom Fund
Boots
Save the Children
Heineken
European Commission

The venue


Freshfields

28 Tudor Street

London
EC4Y 0AY
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Natasha Bodnar
Project Director
natasha.bodnar@innovation-forum.co.uk

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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. 

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For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Jack Munn
Business Development Manager

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