Articles, posts and podcasts about sustainable supply chains, mostly

Agriculture, Climate Change, CSR and Sustainability, Deforestation, Government, Human Rights, Measurement, New technology, NGOs, Oceans, Policy and Reform, Slavery, Smallholders, Stakeholders, Strategy, Supply Chain

Join us later in 2017 to debate deforestation, factory sustainability, ocean pollution, human rights, and sustainable sugarcane

Last month we wrapped our final conference of the first half of 2017, during which we covered smallholder farmer sustainability, sustainable apparel, deforestation prevention, and tackling modern slavery and forced labour, (in both London and D.C), measuring sustainability processes and outcomes.

All our conferences are held under the Chatham House rule of non-disclosure, but here are some podcasts with companies, NGOs and other experts from our recent events you may find of use:

So now, here’s what we’re planning for the rest of the year. We hope you can join us for one or more of them. We always welcome ideas for speakers sponsors, so if thats of interest just email me at:

Here’s what we’ve got planned, with lots of new interactive, learning and dilemma/scenario based formats (not endless panels and PPT / read speeches, thankfully)

How business can tackle deforestation – 17-18 October – Jakarta
In collaboration with TFA 2020, this combined conference will bring together the biggest brands and sourcing companies, traders, processors and other key business players, along with key NGOs AND Government representatives to debate solutions that work, and what needs to be done on the ground so that Zero Deforestation targets can be achieved and successful restoration enabled. Click here to register your interest or sign up to attend.

Sustainable tech for factories – How collaboration, digitization and cutting-edge technology can create sustainable factories in your supply chain -18th-19th October, Washington DC
 business conference looking at the new processes, management practices and technologies which are changing how supply chains work. We’ll look at what’s working, which technologies may drive change, and how new ways of working are driving both cost efficiencies and making supply chains more sustainable. Click here to register your interest or sign up to attend.

How business can address ocean plastic pollution – 26-27 October 2017 – London
A two-day multi-stakeholder forum where business, government, innovators and NGOs can come together to discuss and debate the most important issues, and to collaborate in an effort to improve practices and eradicate plastics in the ocean.
With a blanket ban on PowerPoint! One-on-one case studies, live crisis scenarios, panel debates, Q&As, interactive roundtables and workshops. The conference provides a range of formats, with an emphasis on audience interaction. Click here to register your interest or sign up to attend.

Human rights and business – 1-2 November – London
Over the two days we’ll bring together business, NGOs, multi stakeholder initiatives and government to discuss both the most pressing issues that you deal with day to day, and those that you are looking to focus on in the next five years. Updated session formats this year will include live crisis case studies, guided workshops, Q&As, roundtables, breakouts, open panel discussions and debates. Click here to register your interest or sign up to attend.

How business can tackle deforestation – 14th & 15th of November – London
This debate-driven business conference is designed to provide delegates with the practical guidance necessary to build and implement effective zero deforestation commitments. This event will bring together key players from business, government, NGOs and the investment community. We’ll discuss the challenges faced in removing deforestation from corporate supply chains and how to overcome them. Click here to register your interest or sign up to attend.

Sustainable Sugarcane – 4-5 December – London
Created in partnership with Bonsucro, the global platform for sugarcane, this forum is designed for all stakeholders in the sugar value chain to discuss the commercial opportunities of implementing sustainability and ethical initiatives, and the practicalities of how to make them successful. The conference offers the opportunity for a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss and debate the key issues facing the industry, through an interactive, engaging and practical format. Click here to register your interest or sign up to attend.

Any interest in any of these, just email me at: