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The key issues shaping the future of sustainable business

Supply Chain Management

The majority of environmental and societal pressures fall within the supply chain. Discover new emerging innovations, technologies, and collaborations critical to sustainable, cost-effective supply chain strategies

08:30 - 09:00
Supply Chain Keynote: De-carbonizing the supply chain through new technology and innovations

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in technologies, strategies and clean energy. But to make a carbon intensive business sustainable, you’re always aiming at a moving target. How do you successfully navigate this shift? Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain.

Cisco John Kern SVP Supply Chain Operations Cisco

enel Ernesto Ciorra Chief Innovability Officer Enel

LanzaTech Jennifer Holmgren CEO LanzaTech

Moderator: World Environment Center Lori Michelin President and CEO World Environment Center

08:30 - 09:00
Plastics Workshop – Reduction, Recycle and Replace

Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging.

However, its strengths are also its weakness. In this 90-120 minute Chatham-House rules workshop, learn how to:

  • Reducing your plastic use – sustainable alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics

Walgreen Boots Alliance John Kotlarczyk Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction Walgreen Boots Alliance

Chicobag Andy Keller CEO & President Chicobag

Greenpeace John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace

Sodexo Judy Panayos Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management Sodexo

American Chemistry Council Keith Christman Managing Director, Plastics Markets American Chemistry Council

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Visibility beyond Tier 1 – Identify new risks and opportunities

Most of the risks and opportunities to a business lie beyond the first tier. Both internal and external stakeholders expect visibility and transparency beyond Tier 1 within your supply chain. In this session learn how:

  • To get deeper in your supply chain to manage and measure your operational risks
  • Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers to make the right decisions to tackle climate action and human rights risks

Moderator: RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

Subway John Scott VP – Global Quality, Food Safety & Sustainability Subway

Save the Children Wendy Blanpied Senior Advisor Save the Children

APG Asset Management Anna Pot Manager, Responsible Investments APG Asset Management

Transparency One Chris Morrison CEO Transparency-One

PepsiCo Jaren B. Dunning Legal Director, Human Rights PepsiCo

08:30 - 09:00
Beyond audits – Systems, collaborations and technologies that address human rights risks

Whilst audits serve an important purpose in managing risks through the tiers of the supply chain, added layers are required to identify human rights violations and ensure decent work within the supply chain. New systems, technologies and collaborations can help identify and solve these risks at the source.

Under Armour Michael Levine Vice President and Managing Counsel, Sustainability Under Armour

Coca Cola Brent Wilton Director of Global Workplace Rights Coca Cola

general Electric Paul Lalli Global Counsel, Labor & Human Rights General Electric

08:30 - 09:00
Removing deforestation from your supply chain

2020 deforestation targets are fast approaching, and many companies haven’t reached what they set out to.  What does leadership look like moving forward?  Learn how your company can take the lead on deforestation and drive change through partnerships on a national level.

RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO


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