Who is Innovation Forum?
Innovation Forum is an independent London-based company with decades of collective experience in sustainability events and publishing. We research, create, and facilitate debate-driven, focused events tackling the critical business sustainability challenges around the world.Over the past few years we’ve created successful annual and regional events, including those focused on preventing deforestation, sustainable agriculture, human rights and modern slavery and industry specific conferences in sustainable apparel and sugar production.
More information can be found on our website.
What is the Responsible Sourcing and Ethical Trade Forum?
The Responsible Sourcing and Ethical Trade Forum is an annual forum organised since 2014 under Business and Human Rights Forum and the Ethical Trade and Human Rights Forum, creating a meeting place for leading corporate brands to discuss and develop innovations on human rights policies.
This year is our 10th year running the Responsible Sourcing and Ethical Trade Forum and it comes at a critical moment in business and human rights. At this year’s conference, we’ll create our usual safe space for sharing experiences, mistakes and practical solutions, and we’ll ensure that we foster the disruptive conversation required to ensure this really is a turning point.
The forum covers topics following the industry trends and challenges as we focus on due diligence, responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency.
What makes this conference different?
Focused content designed for action and practice – the focus of the agenda and event structure are designed to provide actionable tools and practical insights that you can then apply to your own company.
Candid - entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audienceMore time for genuine discussion – the panel and networking sessions have been built to provide time for in-depth debate and meaningful exchange beyond introductions and superficial outlines of initiatives.
The conference itself will attract 200 delegates representing corporates, NGOs, suppliers, traders, development agencies, investors, government bodies and other relevant organisations. Attendees will represent a broad range of the key stakeholders involved in responsible sourcing, procurement and ethical trade.
Delegates range from senior management up to CEO level, primarily from CSR, sustainability, supply chain, procurement, ethical trade, corporate affairs and corporate communication functions.
Get in touch for a sample list of attendees.
How can I apply to speak?
Our speakers are selected and invited based on in-depth research into the leading organisations in the space. However, if you have an interesting program, initiative or partnership, then we would love to hear from you.Please direct your inquiry to Natasha at [email protected]
How can we sponsor this event?
At Innovation Forum, we are always looking for new organisations who are able to support the work that we do, and promote leading debate and discussion.Innovation Forum events offer a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to be able to showcase their work to, and network with, a room full of focused, relevant and senior sustainability professionals.For information on how to get involved and support this forum, please contact Gabby at [email protected]
Do you offer group discounts?
If you’d like to attend with three or more colleagues, we would be happy to offer a group discount. For details, please contact the conference director, Natasha at [email protected]
How can we partner with Innovation Forum directly on our upcoming stakeholder engagement and sustainability communications work?
In addition to our conferences, Innovation Forum also works on bespoke stakeholder engagement, research and sustainability communications services that utilise our network and our cross-industry experience to promote positive change. Because we have the reach, the expertise, and the focus to deliver independent, structured support, our partners trust us to deliver key insights in these areas. See here for more information.
How can I stay up to date with further Innovation Forum conferences, research and publishing?
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