Strategic innovation: A framework for prioritizing sustainability within R&D strategy

16:10 - 16:40
To transition to a sustainable food system, brands must prioritize sustainability within R&D. It can’t just be a box-ticking exercise. It must be embraced as a legitimate component of business strategy. 

In this session, our expert speakers will reflect on how their businesses were able to establish a framework for sustainable innovation. By reflecting on their own experiences, they’ll discuss how to legitimatise and standardise sustainability goals within R&D and across wider brand strategy. 

Ben Van Straten

CHS Inc.

Director of Innovation

Charlotte Bande


Global Food & Beverage Sector Lead

Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:
Emily Heslop
Project Director
[email protected]


For more information and to inquire, please contact:
Anita Thomson
Chief Partnerships Officer
[email protected] 

Join Us For 

  • In-depth guidance from industry leaders on how to effectively implement policies.
  • Networking with key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors.
  • An entirely off-the-record discussion that encourages open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.

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Registration for the regenerative agriculture and sustainable food conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

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