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The Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe is bringing the best, most innovative and inspiring brands in responsible business together to truly deliver Environmental, Social and Business Positive Impact

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Phil Hodges

Phil Hodges

Executive Vice President Group Supply Chain, Carlsberg Group

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Philip joined Carlsberg in February 2017, as EVP Group Supply Chain, based in Ziegelbrücke, Switzerland, responsible for: Procurement, Manufacturing and Customer Service & Logistics. In 2015, Philip was appointed Group Director Supply Chain for SAB Miller, in London. From 2011 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain for Mondelez Europe. Prior to this, Philip was Managing Director of Kraft Foods’ business in: India, ASEAN, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Before moving to General Management, Philip’s career was in Finance. He started as an analyst with Jacobs Suchard in Manufacturing and progressed through Controlling in Kraft Foods Italy, VP Finance & Strategy for Kraft International Supply Chain, VP Finance & Strategy for Kraft Foods Latin America culminating in leading Finance as CFO for Kraft’s International Business, based in Chicago.

He has worked in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Philip started his career in Citibank in 1987 as a Management Trainee. Philip has worked on a number of M&A projects and also acted as an Advisor to Private Equity and Strategy Consultants. Born in England, Philip graduated from Keele University, UK, with a joint-honours BSc 2.1 in Management Science (Acc. & Econ) and Geology.

Kevin Hyland OBE

Kevin Hyland OBE

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

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Kevin Hyland OBE is the first UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, as appointed by the then Home Secretary Theresa May MP. The creation of the Commissioner’s role is one of the key provisions of the landmark Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent in March 2015.

Mr Hyland spearheads the UK’s fight against modern slavery, with a concerted focus on strengthening law enforcement efforts in the UK and internationally, ensuring that public authorities identify and support victims effectively, and working to prevent modern slavery crimes from occurring in the first place, both in the UK and other source countries. Mr Hyland played a key role in ensuring ending modern slavery was included as a target in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030.

Prior to undertaking this role, Mr Hyland was head of the London Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit, which was internationally recognised for developing best practice in anti-trafficking operations. He has over 30 years’ experience of investigating serious and organised crime and was successful in securing convictions of international organised crime groups behind some of the most challenging cases of slavery and trafficking.

Mr Hyland was also instrumental in the establishment of the Santa Marta Group, a high-level strategic partnership between international law enforcement agencies, the Catholic Church and civil society, which was launched by Pope Francis at the Vatican in April 2014.

Mr Hyland was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for "services to Combating Human Trafficking" in the 2015 New Year Honours.

Peter McAllister

Peter McAllister

Executive Director, Ethical Trading Initiative

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Peter has spent more than 20 years engaged in international development and rights-based initiatives around the world.

He joined ETI in October 2010 after spending seven years at the Geneva-based International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), which brings together global companies involved in cocoa and chocolate, trade unions and NGOs to eliminate the worst forms of child labour and forced labour from the international cocoa industry.

At ICI, Peter earned an impressive reputation among all stakeholders in the sector for his clarity of leadership and the impact that ICI has had on the lives of many cocoa-producing families, producer policy and sourcing practices of major global brands.

Previously, he spent 13 years working in leadership roles for the international development NGO CARE, including spending prolonged spells in strategic roles India and West and Southern Africa.

Brent Wilton

Brent Wilton

Director Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

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Having trained as a labor lawyer in New Zealand, Brent has spent the last 28 years representing companies and their representative organizations across a range of labor and human rights issues in countries around the world.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola as director of Global Workplace Rights in April of 2015, for the last 15 years, Brent has been based in Switzerland with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) representing the interests of business in 150 countries on global labor and social policy matters across the UN and wider multilateral system, particularly within the International Labor Organization. As a result, Brent has directly engaged with Global Union Federations, NGOs, Governments, other stakeholders and opinion makers in the negotiation and resolution of issues.

In particular, Brent was engaged from the outset in the stakeholder discussions that led to the creation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, working closely with Professor John Ruggie and his team, and more recently with the UN Human Rights Working Group on their follow up to the implementation of the Principles. Brent also served on the Board of the UN Global Compact in his last role as IOE Secretary General and was co-chair of their multi-stakeholder Labor and Human Rights Working Group

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal

Vice President, Europe, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

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Eva Bennis

Eva Bennis

Director Sustainability and Compliance, Volvo Group

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Director Sustainability and Compliance at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, responsible for the Sustainable Purchasing program and activities for the Volvo Group. The Volvo Group is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Group´s net sales amounted to EUR 31,9 billion. The Group´s Purchasing department is responsible both for the direct and indirect purchasing activities and we have 36,000 suppliers delivering parts and services worldwide.

Esther Verburg

Esther Verburg

Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Tommy Hilfiger Global/PVH Europe

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Esther Verburg is Vice President Corporate Responsibility for PVH Europe and Tommy Hilfiger Global. In these roles she oversees all sustainability, social compliance and charity initiatives in PVH Europe, as well as the brand program for Tommy Hilfiger. Within the corporate responsibility programs for both PVH and Tommy Hilfiger, water stewardship takes an important place. Prior to her work at PVH, Esther worked as general manager at MADE-BY, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry and at Heineken NV.

Dirk Jan de With

Dirk Jan de With

CPO, Covestro

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Dirk Jan de With is Chief Procurement Officer of Covestro since April 2015, based in Germany, where he leads procurement of all materials and services.

Previously he has spent 27 years with Unilever in The Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Italy and Switzerland and held senior management positions in all areas of the Supply Chain. In his most recent role he was leading Ingredients Procurement and implemented Sustainable Sourcing in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. During that period he served as President of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform.

Dirk Jan has a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering / Operations Management from Twente University in The Netherlands and a MBA from the European University, Antwerp/Belgium.

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Caroline Haycock

Caroline Haycock

Director of Ethical Trade & Corporate Responsibility, Debenhams

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Andy Horne

Andy Horne

Head of Supply Chain – Finance, EDF Energy

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Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Director for Strategy – Collaboration Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

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Mark Davis

Mark Davis

International Sourcing Director, the Body Shop - L’Oréal Group

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Jane Ashton

Jane Ashton

Director of Sustainability, TUI Group

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Jane has been driving policies to steer TUI Group towards greater sustainability for 15 years.  Her focus has been to align sustainability with the business’s strategic imperatives with the aim of harnessing the power of tourism to maximise benefits for communities, for the environment, and for the company.

The pursuit of sustainable tourism has today become integral to TUI Group’s strategy, product positioning and risk management. The Group’s ‘Better Holidays, Better World’ sustainability strategy - 2015-2020 - publicly commits the business to drive challenging environmental improvements, sustainable hotel and excursion targets, and ambitious community investment programmes - the latter delivered through the newly created TUI Care Foundation, for which Jane is Chair of the Advisory Committee.

TUI Group receives many awards for its sustainability work - examples being World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2013, 2014 & 2015 and its listing on FTSE4Good investment index every year since 2005. In Sep ’16 TUI was listed on the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – European Index - for the eleventh year running, but this year succeeded in achieving a DJSI World listing, the Industry Leader Position for the global leisure and hospitality sector. TUI also gained top ranking in 2016 from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) for carbon disclosure, management and performance, one of less than 200 of the world’s businesses to make to the ‘Climate A’ list.

As well as driving sustainability across TUI’s operations, Jane works closely with stakeholders in Europe and beyond to create case studies and frameworks for sustainable tourism to flourish – she has worked closely since inception with what has become one of the world’s leading sustainable hotel certifications, Travelife, and she champions sustainable tourism at a global level as a member of the Advisory Committee to the UN 10 Year Framework Programme for Sustainable Tourism, and Executive Board Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

For further information about Sustainable Development at TUI Group visit www.tui-sustainability.com

Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Global Sustainability Director, AkzoNobel

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Phil Bloomer

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Phil Bloomer is the Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre which tracks the human rights performance of over 6,000 companies around the world, seeks accountability for allegations of abuse, and empowers human rights advocates in business, government, and civil society. Phil was previously the Director of Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam, where he led global campaigns on climate justice, trade and investment for development, access to medicines, universal primary education, and major humanitarian crises. Previously, Phil worked for 11 years in Central America and Colombia working on human rights, especially indigenous rights, and broader economic justice goals.

Louise Nicholls

Louise Nicholls

Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability (Plan A) and Food packaging, Marks and Spencer

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Peter Andrews

Peter Andrews

Head of Sustainability Policy, British Retail Consortium

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Carmel Giblin

Carmel Giblin

CEO & President, ICTI CARE

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Darrell Doren

Darrell Doren

Senior Director Sustainability, Foreign Trade Association

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Kanishk Negi

Kanishk Negi

Global Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, ABB

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Kanishk is the global leader of ‘supply chain sustainability’ at ABB- pioneer in domain of technology and industrial digitalization. He has worked extensively with suppliers and supply chain teams to initiate/implement the responsible sourcing program in over 17 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. His work focused on supplier engagement to co-create innovative solutions for chronic challenges, quantification of benefits and localization of ABB’s global supplier sustainability parameters with relevant local legal requirements. He joined ABB in 2012. Prior to joining ABB, Kanishk worked with risk advisory team of Ernst & Young, specializing in Climate Change and Sustainability Services. He was involved in advising corporations on sustainability strategy, risk review and GRI based sustainability reports.

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig

Vice President Group Sustainability Management, Deutsche Telekom

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Delf Bintakies

Delf Bintakies

Head of Risk & Sustainability in Procurement, Bayer

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Bayer AG - Head of Risk & Sustainability in Procurement

  • Member of Bayer Procurement Functional Leadership Team
  • Global Functional Leadership: Risk Management Framework for Procurement and steering of Sustainability in the Supply chain, Representative of Bayer in leading industry initiatives (e.g. Together for Sustainability)
  • Strategy Projects together with Corporate Risk Function and Corporate Health, Saftety and Sustainability function
Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Director – Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, ICTI CARE

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Magnus Rosén

Magnus Rosén

Senior Sustainability Advisor, SKF

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Magnus Rosén leads the Corporate Sustainability team at SKF. His work focuses on the integration of sustainability into business strategy and practices. Prior to joining the Corporate Sustainability team in 2006, Magnus worked in leading positions in strategy and business development. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Amandine Noureldin

Amandine Noureldin

Sustainable Sourcing Director, Alstom

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Amandine Noureldin is in charge of the Sustainable Sourcing Management at Alstom. In her function, she ensures ethics, social and environmental stakes are understood and taken into account within the supply chain. She leads various projects including Corporate Social Responsibility performance improvement programs, safety requirements towards contractors, hazardous substances regulations, CO2 footprint, support to small and medium companies’ development, work with the protected sector and training programs deployment. In parallel, since its creation in March 2015, Amandine is member of the Committee of RAILSPONSIBLE. She has an experience of over 10 years in Sourcing and, prior to joining Alstom, has held several functions in automotive and microelectronics industries.

Amandine Noureldin holds a Master’s degree in Business and Management.

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Mark Tanzer

Mark Tanzer

CEO, ABTA

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Mark Tanzer has been Chief Executive of ABTA since 1 September 2005. Over that period, and following its amalgamation with the Federation of Tour Operators, ABTA has consolidated its position as the leading UK travel association with 1,200 corporate members comprising tour operators, cruise companies and travel agents. ABTA offers a broad range of services including financial bonding, health and safety support and business guidance. In addition it has very wide consumer recognition through its customer support and alternative dispute resolution activities.

Before joining ABTA, Mark held senior strategy and corporate finance positions in a number of industry sectors. Immediately prior to ABTA, Mark was Group Strategy Director of Centrica plc., the parent company of British Gas and the Automobile Association.

Dr. Leon Mol

Dr. Leon Mol

Director Product Safety & Social Compliance, Ahold Delhaize GSO B.V.

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Dr. Leon Mol was educated as an agronomist at Wageningen University. He started his career by an international, technical and commercial job in the potato sector. Later, Leon was employed as Agronomist at Albert Heijn (The Netherlands) working on long term availability and sustainability of fresh fruit & vegetables, flowers and plants, with a main activity on getting implemented social audits in high risk countries. In his current role, Leon is Director Product Safety & Social Compliance at Ahold Delhaize. The (global) scope of the activities includes product safety, social compliance and also animal welfare.

Aisha Aswani

Aisha Aswani

Ethical Trading Manager, The Co-operative

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Aisha is responsible for defining the strategic direction and leading the Co-op Food Ethical Trade programme covering over 1,700 supplier sites in 70 countries. She has over 17 years of experience working on ethical trade issues in both food and non-food supply chains.

Aisha is a Board Director of Sedex and has chaired a number of collaborative working groups. She has played an active role in supporting the creation of Sedex, the Stronger Together initiative and ethical trade supplier forums in key sourcing countries. Prior to joining the Co-op in 2007, Aisha worked at John Lewis and Safeway as Responsible Sourcing Manager, the International Business Leaders Forum and spent over a year working with homeware and garment suppliers in India on improving working conditions.

Anneleen Veldhuizen

Anneleen Veldhuizen

Business Development Director, ChainPoint

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Anneleen Veldhuizen graduated from Wageningen University in International Supply Chain Management. While conducting research in various parts of the world, partly on behalf of Heineken, she saw first-hand the importance of transparency and traceability in complex supply chains. Anneleen is now responsible for business development at ChainPoint. She helps customers to reach a higher level of transparency in their supply chains to improve their business both from an ethical and financial perspective.

Alexander Gershenson

Alexander Gershenson

CEO, SupplyShift

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Alexander Gershenson (PhD) combines over 15 years of experience in academia, consulting, and supply chain sustainability and responsibility, and is the Co-Founder and CEO of SupplyShift. SupplyShift is the next generation supply chain visibility, responsibility, and optimization platform that ensures that customers from a variety of industries are able to understand and improve supplier performance, and gain unique insight into the total supply chain. As brands recognize the need for greater visibility into their supply chains for purposes of traceability, risk assessment, and supplier collaboration, they increasingly need more sophisticated tools like SupplyShift to achieve their goals. Alex is passionate about driving SupplyShift to solve global supply chain problems in the areas of environmental and social responsibility, and helping companies develop more resilient, sustainable, and efficient supply chains. Prior to his work at SupplyShift Alex co-founded an environmental consultancy, EcoShift Consulting, and was a professor at San Jose State University.

Edena Low

Edena Low

VP Citizenship and External Affairs, Mattel

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Edena Low is Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & External Affairs at Mattel, Inc.

In her role, Edena leads efforts across the company to ensure Mattel lives up to its commitments as a global citizen. Her focus in particular, is ensuring that we operate a world-class Responsible Supply Chain, focusing on people and the environment. Through Mattel’s Responsible Supply Chain Standards and a comprehensive oversight system, she ensures that people along our supply chain enjoy a healthy and safe work environment, are treated fairly and ethically, and do our part to reduce our impact on the planet.

Edena also contributes her time to industry by serving on the governance board of the International Council of Toy Industries’ (ICTI) CARE program.

In addition, Edena also leads Communications and External Affairs for Mattel’s Global Development and Product Supply organization. She is based in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Mattel, Edena was Chief Operating Officer for North Asia and Vice President of Asia Pacific Legal and Government Relations at Wyndham Worldwide where she had lead business teams in introducing shared ownership models to the region, including best practices in regulation, and consumer protection mechanisms for the industry. She was a key member of the regional leadership team, and had responsibility for the North Asia business.

Edena formally trained as a lawyer, graduating with honours from the University of London, and began her career as a corporate lawyer at Singapore’s largest law firm of Allen & Gledhill, before deciding to take her skills in-house and has had stints at American Standard, Iomega and Ingram Micro, all US-listed corporations, where she was regional counsel.

In her free time, Edena enjoys playing tennis.

Gillian Caldwell

Gillian Caldwell

CEO, Global Witness

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Cheryl Hall

Cheryl Hall

Director Regulatory and Quality Policy, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Laila Petrie

Laila Petrie

Corporate Partnership Manager, WWF

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Gareth Redmond-King

Gareth Redmond-King

Head of Climate & Energy (formerly at DECC), WWF

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Simon Hoffmeyer Boas

Simon Hoffmeyer Boas

Director of Sustainability, Carlsberg Group

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Simon has a background within strategy, business development, PR and communications and has been developing business-driven sustainability solutions for more than 10 years, within many different areas such as compliance, reporting, communication, data management and branding. He is currently sustainability director at Carlsberg Group and is among others responsible for the Carlsberg Circular Community, a partnership platform where Carlsberg’s suppliers, customers and other stakeholders co-operate to create resource optimised solutions using the Cradle-to-Cradle® design framework and the roll out of the sustainability programme Together Towards ZERO. His interest particularly lies in making sustainability relevant and accessible for the consumers, and developing value-chain partnerships to achieve sustainability goals. An example of this includes the development of the world’s first bio based and biodegradable beer bottle – The Green Fiber Bottle.

Louise Koch

Louise Koch

Corporate Sustainability Lead, Dell

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Penny Fowler

Penny Fowler

Head, Global Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam

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Penny leads the Private Sector Team in Oxfam GB's Campaigns, Policy and Influencing Team. The private sector team works to influence policies and practices relating to the private sector so that business respects human rights and contributes to poverty reduction.

She has over 20 years' experience of policy work on agriculture, trade, development and private sector issues in the civil society and public policy sectors. Penny holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Politics from Bristol University and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford

Andrew Wallis

Andrew Wallis

Founder & CEO, Unseen

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Andrew is founder and CEO of Unseen, a multi-award winning organization working towards disrupting and challenging modern slavery and also running the UK’s Modern Slavery Helpline. He is the Chairman of the Working Group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report: ‘It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to fight modern slavery,’ which provides a comprehensive road map for government, statutory authorities and business to eradicate slavery in the UK. ‘It Happens Here’ is acknowledged as the catalyst for government action, particularly the UK’s Modern Slavery Act. He was a member of the Evidence Review team that worked on the Modern Slavery Bill and pioneered and led work with politicians, businesses, investors and NGO’s to ensure the Transparency in Company Supply Chains clause inclusion in the UK Modern Slavery Act. He works regularly with the media. In 2013, he received the Influencer Award from the Directory for Social Change and was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Centre for Social Justice in recognition of his work in combatting modern slavery and human trafficking. In 2015, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the Eradication of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

Dr James Allan

Dr James Allan

Director, Consulting (EMEA & APAC), Verisk Maplecroft

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James has more than 10 years’ experience providing research and advisory services on environmental and social risks across multiple sectors, including extractives, financial services and FMCG. Key focus areas include human rights, carbon and water risks to companies, markets and supply chains. He currently leads Verisk Maplecroft’s consulting activities across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

In addition to his role at Verisk Maplecroft, James is Chair of the Data Strategy Board at Tiscreport.org, the World's largest Open Data Registry committed to ending Modern Slavery, joining up Transparency In Supply Chains (TISC) reporting globally.

JP Leous

JP Leous

Senior Manager, Corporate Relations, World Resources Institute

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Jerwin Tholen

Jerwin Tholen

Director Sustainable Supply Chains, KPMG

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Jerwin Tholen works with large global companies to improve the sustainability of their supply chains. He is particularly experienced in helping FMCG brands and retailers to improve the visibility of their supply chain structure and the traceability of ingredients. He has a specialism in agricultural commodities such as cocoa, soy, tea, coffee and cotton. Jerwin also leads KPMG’s Business & Human Rights network in Europe and supports clients in identifying and addressing human rights risks in their operations and supply chains. He is a lead author of KPMG’s recent paper: Addressing human rights in business: Executive perspectives.

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