This two day business conference will debate and showcase real world solutions to the most pressing and urgent challenges in commodity supply chains. We’ll look at what’s driving value chain change and how business is working to deliver on increasingly difficult sustainability targets.

Land 

This track will highlight leading sustainable agriculture practices and explore initiatives driving climate resilience within supply chains 

Forests

This track will break down the challenges faced in removing deforestation from company supply chains, and look at the steps necessary for business to reach 2020 targets 

Farmers

This track will look at the role of business in building resilience in smallholder supply chains and assess the future of smallholder farming as a viable business model 

Tech & Innovation

This track will explore the latest innovations and solutions in agri-tech and how can these be leveraged effectively to build sustainable landscapes

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350+ attendees | 60+ speakers | 30+ practical sessions

The speakers

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Simon Lord

Sime Darby

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Helen Browning

Soil Association

Chief Executive

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Garo Batmanian

The World Bank

Lead for Forests and Landscapes

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Ian McIntosh

Louis Dreyfus Company

CEO

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Anita Neville

Golden Agri-Resources

SVP Group Corporate Communications

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Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Reckitt Benckiser

Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

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Nick Martell-Bundock

Cargill

Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development

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Lucita Jasmin

APRIL

Director of Sustainability & External Affairs

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Agenda highlights

  • 2020 targets: Have they worked, and what do we do now? 
  • The landscapes approach to sustainable commodities: Is this the most effective way to drive resilient rural communities
  • Social and economic outcomes: How business can embed sustainable practices, boost livelihoods and drive resilience amongst smallholder farmers and local communities 
  • Reframing the narrative: Should business move from enforcing zero-deforestation to incentivising sustainable development when engaging producer countries?
  • Business and biodiversity: How to effectively monitor, protect and promote biodiversity throughout operations and supply chains
  • Sustainable land management: How business can enable better water management, tackle the soil crisis, engage in climate smart agriculture and embed sustainable agriculture techniques
  • The decade of ecosystem restoration: The possibilities and what it means for climate change, offsets and re-invigorating nature
  • Finance that drives sustainable performance: How is the finance and investment sector engaging in sustainable commodities 
  • Landscapes 101: In-depth practical workshops into the fundamentals of the landscapes approach and how business can get started
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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

The Nature Conservancy
Pirelli
3M
Rainforest Alliance
World Resources Institute
Neste
Rainforest Action Network
Bunge
Greenpeace
Asia Pulp and Paper
 McDonald’s
Olam International
Novo Nordisk
The World Bank
BASF
Mars
Syngenta
Cargill
Sime Darby
World Cocoa Foundation
General Mills
Unilever
The Body Shop
Co-op
Danone
IKEA
Interholco
Nordzucker
Consumer Goods Forum
Barry Callebaut
PEFC International
WWF
H&M
Reckitt Benckiser
Nestlé
The Coca-Cola Company
Primark
L'Oréal
PWC
ING
ICMM
Marks and Spencer
Solidaridad
PepsiCo
Pernod Ricard
British American Tobacco
J.P. Morgan
Department for International Development (DFID)

The venue


Inmarsat Conference Centre


99 City Road
London
EC1Y 1AX
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Project Director
tanya.richard@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7437

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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

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