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Some interesting podcasts on deforestation and business and human rights

Here’s a few recent sustainable business podcasts from us at Innovation Forum and also from TFT’s new Earthworm podcast series. Enjoy!

They are on business and human rights, ethical trade issues, and deforestation, palm oil and the limits of certification.

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Miriam Swaffer, Union of Concerned Scientists, on deforestation-free commodities

Tony Juniper from Robertsbridge on the complexity of deforestation strategies

Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance, on business and deforestation commitments

Big business, palm oil and supply chains
Ignacio Gavilan from the Consumer Goods Forum talks with Ian Welsh about CGF’s palm oil sourcing guidelines and how these can help brands and their supply chains

The forests certification debate
Robertsbridge’s Brendan May chats with Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb about deforestation and the certification debate

TFT’s Scott Poynton on certification
Scott Poynton from TFT talks to Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb about forest certification, its limitations and why “beyond certification” may be the future

Jesslyne Widjaja from GAR talks challenges, success in implementing No Deforestation policies

Jeremy Goon of Wilmar talks integrating sustainability into Wilmar’s business model

Ethical trade and human rights:

ETI’s Philip Chamberlain on the state of ethical trade
Philip Chamberlain, chair of the Ethical Trading Initiative, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how business is developing ethical supply chains

Better supply chains and informed purchasing decisions
Leontien Hasselman-Plugge, managing director, Supply Chain Information Management talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how business can develop more tranparent supply chains and why this will help companies develop more sustainable procurement policies

Cooperation that solves ethical trade challenges
The Ethical Trading Initiative’s executive director, Peter MacAllister, and Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb reflect on the two days of debate and insight at the Ethical Trade and Human Rights Forum

Innovation Forum
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