This two-day business conference will explore practical examples of companies demonstrating both purpose and positive impact across key areas of social and environmental performance. We’ll highlight leading initiatives and the systems in place to determine the full value of these sustainability programmes. 
The conference is designed to break down communication barriers between business, investors and stakeholder communities. We’ll assess how companies can best engage these key stakeholders in purpose and mission driven initiatives – both internally and externally. 

The speakers

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Clare Griffin


Vice President Trust and Global Health

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Mark Jenkinson


Head of Cities Account Management Office

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Kate Wylie


Global Vice President Sustainability

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Laura Gutowski

Pret A Manger

Director of Strategy and Sustainability

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Giulia Di Tommaso


Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer

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Filippo Bettini


Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer

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Gabrielle Ginér


Head of Environmental Sustainability

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Payal Dalal


Vice President, Global Programs, Center for Inclusive Growth

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Agenda highlights

  • Purpose vs Risk: How do you move your board from risk obsessives to purpose advocates?
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Science Based Targets: How do you use them effectively to catalyse action, and unlock budgets
  • Purpose driven communication or impact washing: How companies can convince the stakeholders that matter
  • Defining materiality: How to align business and investor interests 
  • Impact valuation: The latest tools and methodologies to understand the impact and ROI of sustainability programmes
  • Supplier data that drives performance: The tools available to measure and manage the impact of supplier programmes
  • Investor perspective: A detailed look at the data, metrics and benchmarks that investors take seriously
  • ESG priorities: Leading company initiatives to tackle key issues, including GHGs, plastic pollution, diversity and more 
  • Is the impact of the Blackrock letters overrated? A look at how investor expectations are evolving
  • Current and future generations: What do they want from companies that EVERYONE should take note of? A look at youth vs millennial research – and activism trends
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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

Dunkin’ Brands
Johnson & Johnson
The World Bank
Torex Gold Resources
Pukka Herbs
Institute for Human Rights and Business
Sime Darby
World Cocoa Foundation
General Mills
Aviva Investors
Hermes Investment Management
Shell Foundation
Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability  University of Michigan
The Woodland Trust
Tony's Chocolonely

The venue

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, with easy access from the city and surrounding areas, the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre is the hosting the forum. 

Amnesty International

Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Sheniz Mushtaq
Project Director
+44 (0) 20 3780 7434

Sign up

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:

Anita Thomson
Business Development Manager

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