Innovation Forum is launching an in-depth industry research project to assess climate action within food and beverage supply chains. The project will assess current business approaches, successes, and failings, whilst also determining the knowledge gaps and the known unknowns that will need to be addressed for companies to reach ambitious climate targets. 
The objective of the research is to provide clear, practical guidance and an industry roadmap towards net positive. 
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Support fact-based, independent research that highlights innovation, analyses trends and prompts genuine action

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Raise awareness of your profile and sustainability credentials within the industry through year-round exposure and engagement

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Develop intimate peer to peer connections and network with progressive companies

Key issues include:

  • Clear analysis of what credible climate targets look like and how these can be best communicated to all stakeholders
  • The latest leading business approaches to reducing and eliminating supply chain emissions in agriculture and how these approaches must evolve to create scale
  • What does a realistic pathway to net zero look like for a multi-national food company?
  • Where are the known unknowns and how can business create the right financing and enabling environments for innovation and technology to plug these gaps?
  • How government policy around the world will evolve and impact on food and agriculture in the short and medium term

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What’s different about this research?

Innovation Forum Action Research is:
  • Independent: Innovation Forum is entirely independent with no mandate. We act as an honest broker unafraid to ask the tough questions and facilitate discussion and progress.

  • Practical: With a clear focus on what is practical and realistic for business, this research is designed to drive action and change throughout industries and supply chains.

  • Free to all: The results and outputs will be shared with Innovation Forum’s entire network of key stakeholders across a range of communications channels to ensure maximum impact.
Innovation Forum Action Research is NOT:
  • A PR platform: The research will NOT simply promote the work of our supporting partners. It will assess best practice across the industry, but will also highlight key failures, lessons learned and the major knowledge gaps that must be addressed.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved in any 12 month period. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical research into specific issues.
  • Just another PDF: This will NOT be just another PDF report that may or may not be read. It will be a continuing annual process of engagement and dialogue. Key findings will be regularly fed into our industry network and wider stakeholder community throughout the year.
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The research process will comprise of stakeholder interviews, workshops, external research, and the key findings from IF’s Future of Food conference series and the Climate Innovation Forum. This independent research will take on board insights from a range of critical stakeholders to ensure rounded, structured and practical guidance for business. 

Innovation Forum is currently seeking up to 8 partners to support this project. Founding partners can make the most of the outputs and clear guidance from this rigorous, action research, whilst also benefitting from year round exposure and engagement with the IF network. 

Get in touch

For any questions or more information, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Head of Research
Innovation Forum
[email protected]

Additional research areas

Innovation Accelerator convenes a series of Action Research initiatives across a range of issues and industries. Additional areas include:

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