Insights for readers: Palm oil, plastics, forced labour, embedding values, measuring progress

Here’s some of the interviews, insight and analysis, recently added to https://innovation-forum.co.uk

The below is a mixture of written and audio content, usually recorded at/around our events from the first half of 2017.

I hope there’s some useful insights here somewhere for readers. Happy summer break to all!

HSBC’s noble stand on palm oil

No doubt spurred on by recent campaigning, HSBC’s calling out of Noble Plantations demonstrates the leverage financial institutions can have in the deforestation debate

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=hsbcs-noble-stand-on-palm-oil

Plastic pollution solutions still just a drop in the ocean

Innovative use of beach plastic is welcome, but the most effective – and simple – answer requires a shift in existing consumption-based business models

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=plastic-pollution-solutions-still-just-a-drop-in-the-ocean

Investors demand better social impact data

Environmental awareness took long enough, but is the investment community developing a social conscience?

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=investors-demand-better-social-impact-data

How to connect people with business purpose

Steve Gray, CEO, Earthwatch talks with Ian Welsh, Innovation Forum about how companies can engage their employees linking better corporate practises, lessening environmental and social impacts, with core business purpose

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=how-to-connect-people-with-business-purpose

Cargill: focus company resources where impact is greatest

Dave Robb, sustainability manager, Cargill Aqua Nutrition talks to Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about corporate impact measurement, and the importance of establishing baselines and the topics that are most relevant, and then measuring progress against them

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=cargill-focus-company-resources-where-impact-is-greatest

Apparel supply chains: why circularity is possible and will come

Eileen Fisher’s leader of social consciousness Amy Hall speaks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how the apparel sector can develop circular economy models.

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=apparel-supply-chains-why-circularity-is-possible-and-will-come

 

Clarks on the next steps for leather supply chain collaboration

UK footwear brand Clarks’ global head of corporate responsibility, Anthea Carter, speaks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how new industry collaboration in the leather supply chain, including via the Leather Working Group.

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=clarks-on-the-next-steps-for-leather-supply-chain-collaboration

EICC’s new proactive cross-sector approach to forced labour

Rob Lederer, executive director, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about EICC’s new Responsible Labor Initiative

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=eiccs-new-proactive-cross-sector-approach-to-forced-labour

 

The technology that will trace, track and monitor supply chains

Cotton Connect’s Alison Ward and Infor’s Kurt Cavano talk with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how companies can benefit from the latest supply chain mapping innovations

https://innovation-forum.co.uk/analysis.php?s=the-technology-that-will-trace-track-and-monitor-supply-chains

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