The two-day conference will highlight the most effective methods currently used by business to measure tangible and intangible impacts of their sustainability programs. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the different tools and techniques available, whilst assessing what has really worked for companies in practice.
The emphasis will remain on understanding impacts to drive strategy, justify budgets and communicate work effectively.

The speakers

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David Tulauskas

General Motors

Director of Sustainability

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Virginia Covo Naranjo

AB InBev

Global Director, Supply Chain Sustainability

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Bill Hall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Head of Sustainability

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Susan White


Head of Sales, Americas: KYC / AML Solutions

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Amy Braun Senter

Kellogg Company

Senior Director, Global Sustainability

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Erik Petrovskis


Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

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Jennifer Marsman


Principal Software Development Engineer

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Terry Nelidov

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability University of Michigan

Managing Director

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Agenda highlights

  • The business case in 2018: How impact can drive genuine engagement in board rooms
  • Understanding and measuring impact: What are the practicalities and how do you determine the value of sustainability?
  • Defining materiality: Beyond reporting, how materiality assessments can be used to inform and direct company strategy
  • ROI in action: In-depth company case studies on the specific tools and processes for determining the ROI of sustainability initiatives 
  • The SDGs and business impact: Are the SDGs more than just a reporting framework?
  • Data systems that deliver: How to access the right data from your suppliers, and then what to do with it
  • Investor perspective: What impact indicators are investors really looking for?
  • External stakeholders: How do NGOs and other stakeholders judge companies and which methodologies do they use?
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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

Natural Capital Coalition
Future-Fit Foundation
Pukka Herbs
Global Reporting Initiative
World Benchmarking Alliance
SAI Platform
Shell Foundation
The Woodland Trust
Tony's Chocolonely
British American Tabacco
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The venue

Aloft at David Whitney

One Park Avenue

United States

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Get in touch 

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Narni Brooke-Adil
Project Director
+44 (0) 20 3780 7435

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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.


For more information on partnering with the event, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Business Development 
+44 (0) 20 3780 7433

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