This virtual business conference, organised by UK-based Innovation Forum, explored key issues in commodity supply chains and showcased real-world solutions to some of the most urgent and important challenges faced by agrifood supply-chain stakeholders. Discussion also covered forest- and nature-positive strategies en route to net-zero carbon emissions.
Tune in to the recorded conference sessions, available to all who registered for 12 months from 1 December 2021, to hear about best practices from industry leaders and get detailed, practical guidance on how to effectively implement policies.
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
For further information, visit the event website.
To access the recorded conference sessions, you’ll need to register. To do so, click here.