This forum will bring together each of the key themes and players from our previous events on smallholder farmer resilience, deforestation and sustainable agriculture. The Sustainable Landscapes Conference will tackle the biggest issues faced by business in creating a net positive impact and ensuring sustainable and resilient agricultural supply chains.

Land 

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

Forests

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

Farmers

This track will look at the role of business in building resilience in smallholder supply chains and assess the future of smallholder farming as a viable business model 

Tech & Innovation

This track will explore the latest innovations and solutions in agri-tech and how can these be leveraged effectively to build sustainable landscapes 

The speakers

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Sarah Schaefer

Unilever

Group Policy Director

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Adrian Greet

Mars

Global Sustainability Programme Director

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Ulrike Sapiro

Coca-Cola Company

Senior Director, Water Stewardship & Sustainable Agriculture

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John Sauven

Greenpeace

Executive Director, UK

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Simon Lord

Sime Darby

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Rachel Barre

L'Oréal

Sustainable Sourcing Director

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Paola Agostini

The World Bank

Global Lead for Forests, Landscapes and Ecosystems

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Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Reckitt Benckiser

Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

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Agenda highlights

  • Landscape approach: Key stakeholder groups will come together to discuss how the landscape approach will evolve over the next 5 years 
  • How is the agriculture market dynamic changing? How are changes in market structure, sourcing trends and power likely to impact agricultural supply chains
  • Sustainable finance: What will it take to get the finance sector on board in encouraging sustainable commodities  
  • Landscape and land restoration: The possibilities for reforestation, land rehabilitation and what it means for climate change, offsets and re-invigorating nature
  • Smallholder faming: How business can empower farmers and build resilience across smallholder supply chains
  • Tackling deforestation: Why companies are not reaching their 2020 zero-deforestation targets and how to correctly implement deforestation policies 
  • The future of certification: Is certification still credible without key stakeholders at the table?
  • Blockchain, satellite imaging and precision agriculture: What are the latest tech and innovation solutions on the market and how can these be leveraged effectively
  • Responsible water usage: What are the practicalities around water risk management and how do they apply to your business 
  • Sustainable soy: How can Soy avoid becoming the new Palm Oil? The key role of European roundtables in driving transparency and traceability 
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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

General Mills
Sime Darby
World Coca Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Pirelli
3M
Rainforest Alliance
World Resources Institute
Neste
Rainforest Action Network
Bunge
Greenpeace
Asia Pulp and Paper
Cargill
 McDonald’s
Olam International
Novo Nordisk
The World Bank
Syngenta
BASF
Mars
Mondelez International
PEFC
Unilever
The Body Shop
Coca-Cola Company
Co-op
Danone
IKEA
Interholco
Nordzucker
Consumer Goods Forum
Barry Callebaut
Touton
WWF
H&M
Reckitt Benckiser
Nestlé
British American Tabacco
Primark
L'Oréal
PWC
ING
ICMM
Marks and Spencer
Solidaridad
PepsiCo
Pernod Ricard
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The venue


Inmarsat Conference Centre


99 City Road
London
EC1Y 1AX
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Project Director
tanya.richard@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7437

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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. 


Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Business Development

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