Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum

30 Nov-2 Dec 2021, 11pm-2am AEDT (Day 1), 6pm-2am (Days 2&3)

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.

View full conference agenda.

Speaker line-up

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.

View the full list of speakers.

More information and registration

For further information, visit the event website.

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