Can Bordeaux become a sustainable landscape for viticulture and winemaking?

Can Bordeaux become a sustainable landscape for viticulture and winemaking? One top CEO thinks it can. Here’s an exclusive interview on my wine blog: http://sustainablewineblog.com/2018/10/30/thomas-duroux-ceo-chateau-palmer-on-making-bordeaux-sustainable/ 

Some recent insight from Innovation Forum you may have missed

Here’s some of what we’ve been publishing on Innovation Forum’s website and podcast channel recently. I hope you find them useful. Not login or registration or paywall stuff here, just click and read, or listen… Why business must make climate its business now It’s in everyone’s interest for companies to lead the drive towards a…

How can palm oil companies help create sustainable rural communities? Here’s some ideas

A few months back, I facilitated a session with Goetz in Accra, Ghana, at the TFA 2020 conference, on rural sustainability initiatives that will scale. It was a fascinating 45 minutes or so, and his company, *Golden-Agri Resources, seems to me to be leading the way, with a few others, in this area. The evolution in…

The sustainable soy story

Here’s our take on the latest in and around Soy sustainability. Proud to work with colleagues Ian Welsh and Tom Idle on this piece, although I must say I had little to do with it, other than suggesting we go more in-depth than the usual 500 words. Tom and Ian have delivered some excellent analysis…

21 key issues in…Sustainable commodities sourcing and landscape approaches to sustainability

Following my previous posts: “The ten most important issues in…business and plastic pollution/innovation“ and “The 13 most important issues in…business, modern slavery, forced labour and human rights” let’s move on to the topic of sustainable commodities sourcing and landscape approaches to sustainability. So here’s what our research came up with as some of the key issues…

The 13 most important issues in…business, modern slavery, forced labour and human rights

Following my previous post: “The ten most important issues in…business and plastic pollution/innovation“, moving onto the topic of business, modern slavery, forced labour and human rights, here’s what our rigorous and market-tested research came up with as some of the key issues. (Excuse the click-bait headline but it got your attention) It’s not all of…

The ten most important issues in…business and plastic pollution/innovation

At Innovation Forum, the team and I spend a lot of time working out the complex answers to one simple question in each of the areas we work in. That question is: “What are the most difficult issues/challenges in this particular area?”. We then spend months, often longer (given events are often repeated) working that…

Simple tips on effective public speaking, particularly at conferences

Public speaking varies considerably, so I’ll stick in this post to proferring unsolicited advice on speaking at business conferences. Speaking is probably the wrong word. Contributing critically, thoughtfully and pragmatically would be a better, if lengthier term. Based on my experience of creating, running/chairing business conferences since 1999 (I think the total is probably well…

Brand Q&A / Webinar: How brands can drive sustainable innovation in plastics and packaging

Hello there. Innovation Forum would like to invite you to the upcoming webinar: How brands can drive sustainable innovation in plastics and packaging The webinar will take place on Thursday 6th September at 9am EDT / 2pm BST. If you can’t make that time, register anyway and we’ll send you a recording. You can sign…

Information age: the role of transparency in spreading best practice in commodity production

By Chris Eves, forestry officer at the Zoological Society of London Speaking recently, Christophe Deloire, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, stated that: “None of the main issues which humanity is facing will be resolved without access to information”. With 2017 the second worst year on record for tropical tree cover loss, now is a good…

Podcast frenzy & lots of no-cost insight, from human rights, to strategy, to sustainable landscapes

I haven’t posted on here for a while. We’ve been busy publishing on the main Innovation Forum site, which has hugely increased traffic in the last few months. We think this is due to our audio content, which is proving extremely popular, we think because a) its pretty good and b) its a flexible format…

 Modern slavery, forced labour and human rights: The business case beyond compliance

Innovation Forum’s Modern slavery, forced labour and human rights: The business case beyond compliance takes place on 18th-19th October 2018 in London. This forum is designed to provide the practical tools to protect human rights and mitigate the risk of abuses in company supply chains. The two day discussion will equip business delegates with the guidance to develop and…

Sustainability-related trade wars, some useful Palm Oil stats/factoids and food companies and deforestation

Trade “wars” (actually skirmishes) are all over the news at the moment. Alongside the political posturing of Trump and his economically-unhinged cohorts, there may be, as mentioned before on this blog, a sustainability-related one brewing too. I’m referring, of course to palm oil, the EU and deforestation. This headline from the Asia Times gives you…

Here’s what we’re up to for the rest of 2018 @ Innovation Forum: Plastics, Modern Slavery, Landscapes and Commodities, Measurement and ROI

Here’s what we’re up to for the rest of 2018 @ Innovation Forum. Plastics, Modern Slavery, Landscapes and Commodities, Measurement and ROI conferences in London, Amsterdam, Detroit: How business can measure the impact – and ROI – of corporate sustainability How to make the business case to your board, define materiality, and measure the impacts…

  • Jun 15, 2018
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Plastics and human health – overblown or a coming crisis, we just don’t know yet

Reading this from WEF, “Are you breathing plastic air at home? Here’s how microplastics are polluting our lungs”, all it needs is a few credible studies to confirm this, and global textile, home furnishing and manufacturers could have a major issue on their hands, and fast. Research needed into scope of the problem, and viable…