This two-day business forum will assess how companies can develop and implement robust human rights policies. We'll explore how brands can transform practices to maintain compliance, mitigate risk and build responsible, transparent and ethical supply chains.
Through a series of interactive panels, Q&As and debates, leaders in the field will come together to foster open and honest dialogue. The focus will remain on the practicalities and realities of supply chain transformation and what this means for the future of responsible sourcing. 

The speakers

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Anbinh Phan


Director, Global Government Affairs

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Maureen Kline

Pirelli Tire North America

Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability

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Ariel Meyerstein


Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability

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Colleen Vien


Sustainability Director

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Jaren Dunning


Legal Director, Human Rights

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Shari Gittleman

New Balance

Director Global Compliance - Western Hemisphere and Strategic Planning

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Michael Beutler


Director of Sustainability Operations

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Alex Walden


Global Policy Lead for Human Rights & Free Expression

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Agenda highlights

  • Effective due diligence: Opportunities for businesses to manage and mitigate material risks 
  • A new era of human rights transparency: How to balance stakeholder concerns and showcase the value of disclosure
  • “Labor is not a commodity”: How businesses can ensure living wages for all workers
  • Innovations in auditing: Can technology help overcome the usual pitfalls in the audit process?
  • Evolving legislation and enforcement: How to keep ahead of the regulatory curve and avoid the rising tide of enforcement
  • The (risk) map to success: Methods to increase supply chain traceability and prioritize high risk areas
  • Child labor: Support systemic changes to mitigate supply chain risk
  • Effective remediation: How can business create an effective grievance mechanism that workers can trust, and NGOs can respect 
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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

Philip Morris International
Humanity United
Bank Of America
Office Depot
Dunkin’ Brands
Johnson & Johnson
Novo Nordisk
Mondelēz International
General Mills
Aviva Investors
Reckitt Benckiser
Anglo American
The Coca-Cola Company
Marriott International
British American Tobacco
Wells Fargo
Under Armour
Oxfam America

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Kate Chandler
Project Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7434

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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. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Jack Munn
Business Development Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7438

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Important update: Innovation Forum's first half conferences go virtual

As a result of the significant public health concerns around COVID-19, we are excited to announce that this year’s first half conferences will be moving to an interactive virtual conference held on the same dates. 
Innovation Forum is committed to enabling debate, dialogue and collaboration in these critical areas. Without being able to meet in person, we are doing everything we can to ensure these conversations still take place and business momentum is kept up in these extremely challenging times.
We are currently designing a sophisticated virtual platform to ensure that the discussions and debates still take place in a dynamic, engaging and interactive way. We’re also placing an real emphasis on ensuring attendees great networking opportunities via the platform. Over the two day conferences, you will have access to rich and interactive plenary and breakout sessions with high-level speakers and moderators from around the world. Live chat functions will also allow you to connect with any attendee at the event. 
This interactive and virtual feature also gives us the opportunity to add new formats and live discussions that really dig into the specific real world challenges faced by companies. So this year’s conferences will still deliver the same in-depth, practical and honest dialogue around each of the key issues.
Please get in touch for more information on the virtual conference, or for details on how to join.
Warm regards, 
Oliver Bamford | Managing Director
Innovation Forum: events and insight for sustainability
+44 (0) 203 780 7431
[email protected]