This two-day business conference will showcase real world solutions to transform commodity supply chains. We'll address how business can turn regulation into opportunity, regenerate landscapes, and assess what supply chain transformation really means on-the-ground for farmers, forests, biodiversity, and nature.

Supply chain risk and compliance

Effective business strategies to strengthen supply chains and increase regulatory compliance to ensure incoming legislation delivers the right impact on the ground.

Scope 3 solutions

How business can measure, manage and mitigate supply chain emissions and the role of nature-based solutions in meeting scope 3 targets.

Smallholder farmer resilience

The leading collaborative approaches to transfer agency, share value, and co-create resilient livelihoods from the ground up.

Regenerative landscapes

Case studies of successful landscapes approaches and a blueprint for action you can adapt to your local context.

2023 Speakers

Cathy Pieters

Mondelēz International

Vice President Global Sustainable Ingredients

Jan Burger

The Coca-Cola Company

Climate & Water Sustainability Director Europe

Wei Peng

Louis Dreyfus Company

Global Head of Sustainability - Grains & Oilseeds

Martina Henry

The Kraft Heinz Company

Director, Agriculture Sustainability

Anita Neville

Golden Agri-Resources

Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer

Ilaria Ida Walton

Mars

Global Socioeconomic Impact Lead

Conor Mc Mahon

Nestlé

Global Net Zero & Nature Lead

Renaka Ramachandran

Sime Darby Plantation

Chief Financial Officer

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Agenda highlights

  • Six years to 2030: How can brands and traders make sure their 2030 targets transform farming and nature?
  • EU Deforestation Regulation: How will it change, and how are companies coping so far?  
  • How can the finance sector use regulatory pressures to find and fund the right opportunities?
  • Leadership in procurement: How to turn compliance into business opportunity
  • Forest frontiers: Where are the emerging deforestation hot spots and what are we going to do about them?
  • Data driven agriculture: How to improve access to farm-level data to enhance yield, productivity and farmer livelihoods 
  • A blueprint for biodiversity: How to integrate nature-related risks – and opportunities – into business strategy and decision making 
  • Voices from the farm: Farmer perspectives into the transformation required
  • Living income: Strategies to close the living income gap within farming communities
  • Science based targets for nature: What does a credible set of targets look like in the short, medium and long term?
  • What does regenerative agriculture mean for smallholder farmers?
  • Insetting 101: A practical guide to measure, verify and account for impact 
  • CSRD and the acronym soup: How to navigate reporting requirements and unlock opportunity in the evolving regulatory landscape
  • Looking forward: What will effective large-scale collaboration look like by 2030?
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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:

 Regenerative Landscapes Track
Case studies highlighting the alternative options to deliver a large-scale collaborative approach. But we don't just share insights - we apply them. Engage in interactive working sessions where you'll collaborate with peers to analyze the case studies and adapt best practices to your unique geographical context. 

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.  

 The 5th 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. 

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 conference was truly thought-provoking. It was great to witness amazing professionals pushing the case for sustainable growth further into the business agenda, and how strongly the value of collaboration was recognised across the board when tackling such complex, landscape-level issues."
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"Two full days of interesting panels, breakouts and networking behind, mind and notebook full of new learnings and inspiring connections. Thanks for a smooth and enjoyable event, Innovation Forum!"
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"What a great conference - best one I've been to yet this year. I learned so much and the app was a game-changer in terms of being able to efficiently find and meet the right people."
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"By offering the opportunity to meet industry peers, NGOs and regulators, the Forum gives us a rich outside-in viewpoint that is hard to find anywhere else.”
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"Engaging and PowerPoint-free panel discussions has proven to be a brilliant way to bring multiple perspectives to the current hot topics and what’s on the horizon."
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“We see the Sustainable Commodities & Landscapes Forum as a key part of our intelligence-gathering and networking for sustainable land use."
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"The conference was very valuable use of my time; increasing my network, reminding me of some key areas of focus to consider and learning from others."
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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

Sime Darby
Olam
Nestlé
PEFC International
Co-op
IKEA
Nordzucker
General Mills
World Cocoa Foundation
L'Oréal
The Nature Conservancy
Pirelli
3M
World Resources Institute
Neste
Bunge
The World Bank
BASF
Mars
Unilever
The Body Shop
The Consumer Goods Forum
Reckitt Benckiser
Barry Callebaut
The Coca-Cola Company
Danone
H&M
British American Tobacco
ING
WWF
ICMM
Solidaridad
Pernod Ricard
Rainforest Action Network
 McDonald’s
Syngenta
Marks & Spencer
PepsiCo
Primark
J.P. Morgan
Department for International Development (DFID)
Lidl
METRO
ALDI
Louis Dreyfus Company
Bank Of America
Global Witness
BNP Paribas
Rainforest Alliance
Conservation International
IDH
Cargill - sponsor page only
APRIL

The venue


Hotel Casa Amsterdam

Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4

Amsterdam
1097
Netherlands

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For any questions on the conference:

Emily Heslop
Project Director
[email protected]

Or for more information about sponsorship options:

Anita Thomson
Chief Partnerships Officer
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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. 

Sustainable Commodities and Land Use Forum

Innovation Forum's flagship sustainable commodities conference is held behind-closed-doors to ensure an open, honest conversation focused on the solutions. 

It is structured entirely to deliver practical debate, genuine progress and key takeaways as we continue to build and enhance sustainable commodity supply chains. 

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