This forum will equip business delegates with the guidance to develop and implement robust human rights strategies, whilst remaining compliant with all emerging legislation.
 
Throughout the two days, we’ll place an emphasis on how business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour. We’ll discuss how company practices have evolved since the introduction of legislation, and assess how businesses can continue to progress in removing slavery from supply chains and operations. 

The speakers

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Edena Low

Mattel

Vice President, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

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Duncan East

Sky Sports

Head of Directors

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Baroness Young of Hornsey

The House of Lords

Member of the House of Lords

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Paul Gerrard

Co-op

Policy and Campaigns Director

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Moira Oliver

BT

Head of Policy & Chief Counsel, Human/Digital Rights

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Stephen Cawley

John Lewis

Head of Sustainability

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Pins Brown

The Body Shop

Head of Ethical Trade & Sustainable Sourcing

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Tony D'Arcy

Nokia

Head of Corporate Responsibility Reporting, Communications & Customer Relations

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Agenda highlights

  • The impact of modern slavery legislation on business: What real change has current legislation evoked and how much will compliance with emerging legislation cost your business?
  • Supply chain risk mapping and prioritisation: How business can map high-risk areas, and prioritise resources accordingly
  • Due diligence: What level of due diligence is enough to remain compliant and satisfy all key stakeholders, both internally and externally?
  • Responsible recruitment: How to ensure that recruitment of workers into your supply chain is been carried out responsibly
  • Industry-wide collaboration: The common buzzword is 'collaboration', but what is truly needed for a partnership to work and create real change?
  • Transparency and reporting: What level of transparency is expected and how can business lead beyond reporting?
  • In-depth corporate case studies: Assessment of company approaches to living wage, child labour and gender empowerment
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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

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
General Mills
Target
Johnson & Johnson
Hilton
Mars
Nestlé
Nokia
The Coca-Cola Company
Tony's Chocolonely
Anglo American
Intel
Walmart
ASOS
Next
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
JLL
Microsoft
Vodfone
Marriott International
British American Tobacco
Primark
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Sainsburys
Twinings
Reckitt Benckiser
Oxfam
Worldpay
The Economist
L'Oréal
Unilever

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Sheniz Mushtaq
Project Director
[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. 

Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Business Development
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7433

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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
 
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Oliver Bamford | Managing Director
Innovation Forum: events and insight for sustainability
+44 (0) 203 780 7431
[email protected]
www.innovationforum.co.uk