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. 

Forests

The practical steps for business to navigate incoming legislation, engage and incentivise local communities and effectively implement a forest positive approach 

Farmers

The role of business in building resilience in smallholder supply chains and ensuring farmers are prepared for the effects of climate change 

Land

How business can enable the transition to regenerative agriculture and drive effective climate action within supply chains

Livelihoods

How business can drive sustainable rural development and close the living income gap to ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability 

Past speakers include

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Magdi Batato

Nestlé

Executive Vice President , Head of Operations

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Lauren Richardson

Colgate-Palmolive

Chief Procurement Officer

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Christine McGrath

Mondelēz International

Vice President and Chief of Global Impact

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Stéphane Engelhard

Carrefour Brazil

Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

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Simone Gourguechon

McDonald’s

Global Impact, Director, Sustainability and ESG Strategy

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Martin Huxtable

Unilever

Sustainable Sourcing Director

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Barry Parkin

Mars

Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer

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Victoria Sjardin

The Kraft Heinz Company

Vice President of Marketing, Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Agenda highlights

  • The landscape approach to sustainable sourcing: How do we scale – and communicate – the landscape approach
  • The roadmap to 2030 to 2040 to 2050: The role of sustainable sourcing in your net zero strategy
  • Carrot vs stick: What’s the right balance between regulation and incentives to drive low carbon sourcing and deliver social equity?
  • A forest positive future: Is 'deforestation-free' still the right ambition for business?
  • Understanding incentives: Why social opportunities are key to engaging local actors in landscape initiatives 
  • Soil carbon measurement and standardisation: How do we get to critical mass?
  • Landscape and forest restoration: Examples that have worked to date and the role of business in a community led approach
  • Farmer livelihoods: The financing, training and partnerships that can close the living income gap and boost farmer livelihoods 
  • Regenerative agriculture: What progress has been made to date and what data exists to demonstrate impact? 
  • Climate risk and adaption: How to prepare farmers for the effects of climate change
  • Supply chain carbon: How do you get smallholder farmers to participate in carbon credit generation schemes?
  • Sustainable rural development: How business can take a more holistic approach to build community resilience and ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability 
  • Cross-commodity collaboration on landscape approaches: What does this look like in practice and how can we achieve scale?
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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

"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 International
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
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 - the Sustainable Trade Initiative
Cargill - sponsor page only
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The venue


Hotel Casa Amsterdam

Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4

Amsterdam
1097
Netherlands

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference:

Hanna Halmari
Project Director
[email protected]

Or for more information about sponsorship options:

Anita Thomson
Head of Partnerships
[email protected]

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. 

Pre-conference webinar series

We'll also be running a pre-conference webinar series in the week of 24th October. This series will be accessible for conference attendees and will set the scene for discussion at the Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum. More information will follow soon. 

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