This two-day business forum will assess how companies can develop and implement robust human rights policies. We'll explore how brands can transform practices to maintain compliance, mitigate risk and build responsible, transparent and ethical supply chains.
 
Through a series of interactive panels, Q&As and debates held under the Chatham House rule, leaders in the field will come together to foster open and honest dialogue. The focus will remain on the practicalities and realities of supply chain transformation and what this means for the future of responsible sourcing. 
 

The speakers

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Doug Nystrom

Walmart

Director - Human Rights

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Ephi Banaynal dela Cruz

Microsoft

Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing and Certifications

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Adam Schafer

Intel

Director, Supply Chain Sustainability

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Karimah Hudda

Mondelēz International

Global Sustainability Lead - Procurement

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Jaren Dunning

PepsiCo

Legal Director, Human Rights

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Ariel Meyerstein

Citi

Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability

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Caroline Meledo

Hilton

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights

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Brent Wilton

The Coca-Cola Company

Director, Global Workplace Rights

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Agenda highlights

  • The future of ethical trade: What’s expected of brands beyond basic compliance?
  • Effective due diligence: Opportunities for businesses to manage and mitigate material risks 
  • A new era of human rights transparency: How to balance stakeholder concerns and showcase the value of disclosure
  • “Labor is not a commodity”: How businesses can ensure living wages for all workers
  • Innovations in auditing: Can technology help overcome the usual pitfalls in the audit process?
  • Evolving legislation and enforcement: How to keep ahead of the regulatory curve and avoid the rising tide of enforcement
  • The (risk) map to success: Methods to increase supply chain traceability and prioritize high risk areas
  • Child labor: Support systemic changes to mitigate supply chain risk
  • Effective remediation: How can business create an effective grievance mechanism that workers can trust, and NGOs can respect 
  • Embedding ethics: Lessons learned from a franchise business model
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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

Microsoft
PepsiCo
Philip Morris International
Humanity United
Bank Of America
Target
Office Depot
Citi
Dunkin’ Brands
Johnson & Johnson
 McDonald’s
Novo Nordisk
Hilton
Mars
Mondelēz International
General Mills
Aviva Investors
Nokia
Amazon
Fujitsu
Unilever
H&M
Reckitt Benckiser
Anglo American
Intel
Walmart
The Coca-Cola Company
L'Oréal
Marriott International
British American Tobacco
Mattel
Google
Vodafone
Wells Fargo
Under Armour
Oxfam America
Colgate-Palmolive
Siemens

The venue


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

601 Lexington Ave

New York, NY
10022
United States

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Kate Chandler
Project Manager
kate.chandler@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7434

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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. 


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For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Jack Munn
Business Development Manager

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