This two-day business conference will explore practical examples of specific company initiatives and leading business practices in key areas of sustainability performance. The emphasis will remain on how business can drive a positive impact throughout supply chains and operations, whilst delivering measurable results. 
The conference is designed to lay out the practical steps companies can take to implement and communicate policies and targets in key areas. We’ll also assess how companies can best engage key stakeholders in purpose and mission driven initiatives – both internally and externally.

The speakers

Eleonora Pessina


Group Sustainability Officer

Jonathan Gill


Global Sustainability Director, Corporate Engagement

Clare Griffin


Vice President Trust and Global Health

Kené Umeasiegbu


Head of Environment

Mark Jenkinson


Head of Cities Account Management Office

Michael Beutler


Director of Sustainability Operations

Gabrielle Ginér


Head of Environmental Sustainability

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?
  • Science Based Targets: How to use them effectively to catalyse climate action, and unlock budgets
  • Purpose driven communication or impact washing: How companies can convince the stakeholders that matter
  • Impact valuation: The latest tools and methodologies to understand the impact and ROI of sustainability programmes
  • 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
  • Is the impact of the Blackrock letters overrated? A look at how investor expectations are evolving
  • Navigating the SDGs: How to prioritise the goals to ensure materiality and maximum impact
  • Defining materiality: How to align business interests with those of key stakeholders 
  • 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
  • Is the impact of the Blackrock letters overrated? A look at how investor expectations are evolving
  • In-depth company case studies: Leading company initiatives to tackle key issues, including GHGs, plastic pollution, diversity and more 
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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 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
 Federated Hermes Limited
The World Bank
Aviva Investors
Torex Gold Resources
Pukka Herbs
Institute for Human Rights and Business
Sime Darby
World Cocoa Foundation
General Mills
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
[email protected]
+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
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7438

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