This virtual business conference will explore key issues in commodity supply chains and showcase real-world solutions to some of the most urgent and important challenges faced by agrifood supply-chain stakeholders. Discussion will also cover forest- and nature-positive strategies en route to net-zero carbon emissions.
Attendees will learn about best practices from industry leaders and get detailed, practical guidance on how to effectively implement policies. Hands-on, deep dive workshops and face to face discussion sessions will allow for in-depth problem-solving around the key issues.
Though the event is virtual, attendees will have opportunities to network with 300+ senior sustainability and procurement professionals via speed networking sessions, open discussions and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings.
The recorded conference content will be available to registered participants for 12 months after the event.
The conference will be hosted virtually by the organisers, UK-based Innovation Forum.
Conference agenda highlights
- Current landscape approaches: Which are already working, what can be learned from them, and what could be improved upon?
- Scope III and the SDGs: a ‘joined-up’ approach to corporate procurement and its potential positive impact on the future of commodity sourcing.
- ‘Transformational change’: What does this mean, in practice, for key commodity landscapes?
- Forest-positive: What the shift from ‘less harm’ to ‘more good’ looks like.
- Market access for smallholders: How sourcing companies can drive impact.
- Landscape and forest restoration: Success stories in this space, and the role of sourcing companies and suppliers.
- Sustainable rural development: Can direct sourcing deliver on corporate SDG targets?
- Farmers as partners: Producers, farmers, smallholders and processors tell attendees what they need.
- Communicating complexity: How brands can educate marketing teams and engage consumers in sustainable sourcing.
- Regenerative agriculture: How do implement it, then measure, monitor and count the benefits?
- Farmer productivity and income diversification: The role of brands in improving livelihoods for smallholders and communities.
- KPIs count: Defining measurable outcomes on supply-chain engagement by 2025, via Key Performance Indicators?
- Cross-industry collaboration on landscape approaches: Why mining, agriculture, power and other industries can begin real collaboration.
This year’s speaker line-up includes representatives of UK supermarket chain Tesco, major confectionery brand Mars, Dole Foods, Conservation International, Reckitt Benckiser and health-food firm Natura.
More information and registration
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