Latest sustainability and human rights analysis: Unilever, BNP Paribas, Big Data, Plastics, Eileen Fisher, Clarks and more…
Here below are some recent analysis and podcasts from us at Innovation Forum.
It’s all free. You don’t need to register or anything. Just click and enjoy.
We’ve got a lot coming up in the second half of 2017 and if you enjoy our analysis, please consider attending one of our events and supporting our work.
We’re a small, mission-driven company, not some huge events company or publisher (there’s not much of a business model for sustainability publishing it seems!) so we’d love to meet you later this year at one of our conferences below.
Meanwhile, I hope the analysis below is useful, it’s designed to be focused on solutions to complex business problems in the supply chain.
Feel free to contact me to discuss any of the below at Tobias.Webb@innovation-forum.co.uk.
Would Unilever sell-off disrupt sustainable commodities markets?
There are fears the potential new private equity owners of a Unilever division won’t continue to develop sourcing standards
How business can tackle deforestation, 14-15 November 2017, London
Book before Friday 8th September to secure a lower rate and save £200. Join organisations already confirmed to participate, including: Marks and Spencer, Barry Callebaut, IOI Loders Croklaan, Robertsbridge, Bunge, Olam, BNP Paribas, ABN AMRO, Satelligence, Pearson, Oxfam, TFA 2020, TFT, RSPO, The Consumer Goods Forum, Rainforest Alliance and more
Podcast: Big data’s impact on corporate human rights risks – John Morrison and Ian Welsh
John Morrison, chief executive of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, talks to Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about some of the human rights challenges emerging for business from big data.
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
Do consumers want to go palm oil free?
A new certification scheme aims to help consumers eliminate palm oil products from their shopping baskets – but whether companies will join up remains the open question
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
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
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
Upcoming from Innovation Forum: (No PPT, no boring speeches, no huge crowds, just 100-200 of the right people, leaning forward and debating solutions to complex business problems)
- How business can tackle deforestation – 17-18 October – Jakarta
- How business can tackle ocean plastic pollution – 26-27 October 2017 – London
- Human rights and business – 1-2 November – London
- How business can tackle deforestation – 14th & 15th of November – London
- How brands can transform factories, save money – and hit sustainability targets – 15-16 November – Washington DC
- Sustainable Sugarcane – 4-5 December – London
Lots more analysis, podcast and briefings on www.innovation-forum.co.uk