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.


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


This track will assess how business can build resilience in key farming communities and ensure social, environmental and economic sustainability for farmers


This track will explore the role of finance in driving behaviour change and transforming landscapes into sustainable systems


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

Political Engagement 

This track will ask the hard questions around the politics and governance of sustainable landscapes, and how business can further engage government 

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

The speakers

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Simon Lord

Sime Darby

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Anita McBain

M&G Investments

Head of Responsible Investing and ESG

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Ignacio Gavilan

Consumer Goods Forum

Director of Sustainability

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Abyd Karmali

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Managing Director, Climate Finance

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Lucita Jasmin


Director of Sustainability & External Affairs

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Jean-François Timmers


Global Soy Lead

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Julia Clark

Tate & Lyle Sugars

Head of Sugar Ethics

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Clive Thomas

Soil Association

Senior Policy Advisor - Forestry and International Land Use

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Agenda highlights

  • Climate action: What do credible climate and commodity strategies look like and how can business ensure that 2030 targets are met?
  • The politics of landscapes: How landscape approaches can utilise business influence to drive political change
  • Systemic supply chain change: Is the smallholder business model fundamentally flawed and what does the future hold? 
  • Finance and funding: The right funding models that can scale landscape approaches beyond the pilot phase 
  • The carbon revolution: How business can use natural climate solutions to meet objectives on climate change
  • Consumer influence: How do companies get rewarded and recognised for sustainable sourcing? 
  • Agribusiness and FMCG collaboration: How do we build – and grow – effective coalitions which drive real transformation in commodity supply chains?
  • Landscape approaches and rural resilience: How to drive structural reform in farming
  • Zero-deforestation commodities: Practical case studies that highlight successful programs across a range of commodities
  • The durable supply chain:  How do we meet resilience challenges, particularly in the context of COVID-19 
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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

Sime Darby
Rainforest Alliance
Olam International
PEFC International
General Mills
World Cocoa Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
World Resources Institute
Asia Pulp and Paper
The World Bank
The Body Shop
Consumer Goods Forum
Reckitt Benckiser
Barry Callebaut
The Coca-Cola Company
British American Tobacco
Pernod Ricard
Rainforest Action Network
Marks and Spencer
J.P. Morgan
Department for International Development (DFID)
Louis Dreyfus Company
Bank Of America
Global Witness
BNP Paribas
Rainforest Alliance
Conservation International
Cargill - sponsor page only

The venue

Inmarsat Conference Centre

99 City Road
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Narni Brooke-Adil
Project Director
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7435

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
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7433

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