This two day 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.
The conference will bring together an expert group of cross-industry practitioners. The focus throughout will remain on the practical steps business can take to engage key actors, decarbonize supply chains and achieve net zero.

From climate targets to climate action

How leading businesses are performing against their climate targets, and the practical steps to transition from targets to action in the short, medium and long term

Forest, land-use and agriculture

How the latest frameworks and guidance will impact business strategy and action on climate 

Supplier engagement

Best practice and leading company approaches to engage, incentivize and enable suppliers on emissions reductions

Data, technology and innovation

The latest tools and technologies that can drive low carbon sourcing and the business model evolution that is driving net zero

2023 Speakers

Katherine Hayhoe

The Nature Conservancy

Chief Scientist

Kevin Rabinovitch


Global VP Sustainability & Chief Climate Officer

Terryn Lawrence


Chief Sustainability Officer

Maureen Kline

Pirelli Tire North America

Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, North America

Andre Welch

Ford Motor Company

Director of Government Relations

Michèle Zollinger


Global Sustainable Sourcing for Pulp and Paper & Climate Forest Lead

Hervé Duteil

BNP Paribas

Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas

Liz Minné, PhD


Global Sustainability Director

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Agenda highlights

  • Scope 3 policy briefing: What does evolving legislation mean for business and broader climate strategy? 
  • Modelling a framework for Scope 3 strategy: What constitutes a credible climate action plan in the short, medium, and long term? 
  • Navigating net zero: How to ensure the integration of Scope 3 in procurement decisions
  • How to establish a supplier carbon reduction plan: Looking at years 1, 2, 3, and beyond 
  • Action, accountability and access: How is data standardisation transforming supply chain oversight?
  • Product carbon footprinting: What are the solutions for tracking and tracing Scope 3? 
  • Map, measure, and manage: How will carbon accounting standards impact your approach Scope 3? 
  • Scope 3 101: A comprehensive guide to tackle your carbon emissions 
  • Financing net zero: How investors are incentivizing and strategizing Scope 3 action 
  • Mitigating the chain reaction of climate change: Are we neglecting the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’?
  • Report, verify, standardize: How supply chains can unlock the potential of Scope 3 standardization for effective monitoring and disclosure. 
  • Looking ahead to 2030: Let’s scope out the strategy and ask, what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next? 
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Why attend?

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

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

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

What's new this year:

The 4th room
We’re adding an additional space for discussion on some of the unspoken truths in sustainability. In these off-the-record sessions, we’ll ask attendees to share mistakes and freely speak their minds as we have pragmatic and honest conversation about the future.

Farmer focused
Only farmers can change farming. As a critical voice in these conversations, we’ll be incorporating more farmer perspectives throughout the two days to ensure the conversation is farmer focused and remains grounded in reality.  

Practical, focused problem solving
We’re taking a number of breakout sessions and revamping the format to utilise the full extent of the expertise in the room. This is to ensure we deliver real problem solving that tackles the critical business challenges and provides clear and practical outputs 

More networking, more connections
With increased schmoosing time, more side events and better networking options, we’re ensuring there’s the opportunity to make the connections that matter and build the partnerships that can really make a difference. 

The collective intellect, experience and dedication to frank discussion about authentic change has inspired me enormously.
- The Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Forum US 2023
Laurel Schaffer / Founder at VIV Refashioned Couture
Enjoyed the content, great speakers, and good conversations in between. Big thanks to Innovation Forum for hosting such a great event.
- Future of Food USA Forum 2023
Susanne Mathis-Alig / Senior director sustainability, head impact investment at Mondelez
Congratulations to Innovation Forum for organizing such a productive and informative event! I learned a great deal from all the sustainability experts present and made great contacts.

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

The Nature Conservancy
Barry Callebaut
International Paper
Johnson & Johnson
Mondelēz International
General Mills
Otto Group
Burger King
Ford Motor Company
Ahold Delhaize
VF Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
World Resources Institute
Campbell Soup Company
Walgreens Boots Alliance
AB InBev
Natura & Co

The venue

Convene Arlington

1201 Wilson Blvd 30th floor

Arlington, VA
United States

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For any questions, please contact:

Hannah Oborne
Project Manager
[email protected]

For more information on partnership opportunities, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Chief Partnerships Officer
[email protected] 

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Registration for Innovation Forum's Scope 3 Innovation Forum is currently open.

To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details on group discounts. 

Join us for

  • In-depth guidance from industry leaders on how to effectively implement policies.
  • Networking with key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors.
  • An entirely off-the-record discussion that encourages open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience

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