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Conference Agenda

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Low-Carbon Keynote: Driving cost efficiencies through ambitious renewable strategy

To meet the 2-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in new technologies, strategies and clean energy. Discover some of the latest innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain. Discover where changes need to be made to accelerate the migration to renewables.

DSM Koen Devits CPO DSM

The Climate Group Sam Kimmins Head of RE100 The Climate Group

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Due Diligence Keynote: Latest regulation has reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

The legislation framed the challenge, but being compliant isn’t enough. How to recognise and force remedy to human rights risks and challenges in your direct sphere of influence…and beyond

UK Parliament Lola Young Baroness Young Of Hornsey UK Parliament

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Lene Wendland Chief of Section United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Keynote: Integrating SDGs into Supply Chain Management strategy

Supply chain sustainability and responsible procurement are two critical components to ensuring the Global Goals are met. Hear how companies are integrating the SDGs across the supply chain and how it can drive business impact, reduce costs and increase profitability.

08:30 - 09:00
Innovation Keynote: Delivering a supply chain fit for the future

In 20 years’ time supply chains will look and operate differently to how they look now. From the impacts of plastic and palm oil to the pressures on water and rare-earth metals to the opportunities from 3D printing and the circular economy – the impacts and opportunities are endless. Hear how ambitious companies are creating innovative solutions and strategies fit for the future.

08:30 - 09:00
Coalition Keynote: Delivering large-scale change through ambitious collaborations

Sharing knowledge and technology resources allows businesses to collaborate more effectively. How is this achieved in practice whilst retaining a competitive edge.

08:30 - 09:00
Data Analytics Keynote: Mapping and monitoring through Advance Analytics

Companies are turning to advance data analytics and systems to help improve their environmental footprint as well as identify areas of the supply chain at most risk to climate impacts. Understand how the latest data-driven technologies can deliver gains and help create a supply chain management strategy that’s prepared for unforeseen scenarios and impacts

08:30 - 09:00
Blockchain Keynote: How Blockchain could be the key to delivering transparency across global supply chains

Blockchain technology holds incredible promise in delivering transparency across intricate global supply chains. In this keynote address understand how leading companies are piloting this technology within their supply chain

08:30 - 09:00
Closing keynote: Brexit and the Supply Chain conundrum

Brexit is causing great uncertainty for businesses operating cross-borders. Companies which aren’t prepared for all eventualities could be found wanting. What does a good supply chain contingency plan look like?

Sourcing Breakout
08:30 - 09:00
Traceability and Transparency - Getting full visibility and accurate data from source

Understand the full origins of inputs. Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance and ensure you company can make the right decisions to tackle climate action and human rights risks

Gaia Herbs Alison Czeczuga Global Sourcing & Sustainability Specialist Gaia Herbs

METRO Nina von Radowitz Head of Corporate Responsibility METRO

08:30 - 09:00
Identifying new-raw materials and innovations to eliminate impacts at source

Rare-earth metals, plastics, cotton, palm oil are just a few inputs that pose environmental and social risks to a company’s supply chain. Understand which innovations, materials and technologies could help improve your sourcing impacts. How can you work with R&D, Procurement and Commercial teams to integrate these innovations into your products?

The Body Shop - Natura Group Mark Davis International Sourcing Director The Body Shop - Natura Group

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 slavery and other human rights violations and ensure decent work within the supply chain. How can companies implement effective systems, technologies and collaborations to identify and solve these risks at the source?

Nestle Robin Sundaram Sustainable Sourcing Lead Nestlé

United Nations Global Compact Anita Househam Senior Manager, Decent Work & Supply Chain Sustainability United Nations Global Compact

AIM Progress David Lawrence CEO AIM Progress

Atea Sverige AB Chiara Selvetti Head of Sustainability Atea Sverige AB

Operations & Manufacturing Breakout
08:30 - 09:00
Turning plastic waste into profitable solutions

Unprecedented attention is now focused on the mountains of waste plastics accumulating in our oceans and the environmental damage they wreak. Discover innovative and futuristic ideas to turn plastic waste into a valuable resource in a way that can be scaled

08:30 - 09:00
Utilising renewable energy in the supply chain – reducing costs and impacts

Renewable energy offers increasing opportunities to minimize costs and impacts within their supply chain. But it’s not as easy as just flicking a switch. Hear successful case studies on how to transition to renewable energies both within internal and external operations

Landscape Finance Lab Raphaele Deau Market Lead Landscape Finance Lab

Ørsted Morten Blomqvist Senior Sustainability Director Ørsted

H&M Speaker TBA H&M

08:30 - 09:00
Engaging and incentivising suppliers on new climate and social goals and action

For majority of businesses, the supplier-base is where the largest impacts on climate change and greatest human rights risks occur. Create social and climate goals across Scope 1, 2 and 3 of the business. Engage with suppliers to help them adopt responsibilities and actions to truly drive impact at scale

Ella's Kitchen Mark Cuddigan CEO Ella's Kitchen

Diageo Michael Alexander Global head of water, environment, and agriculture sustainability Diageo

08:30 - 09:00
Automation – what’s the right balance?

“Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake” – Elon Musk. What are businesses doing today to ensure the right mix of robots and human capital to ensure a fair workforce? Learn what technology solutions exist to help mitigate risks and maximise the cost efficiencies and improved production

Packaging and Logistics Breakout
08:30 - 09:00
Future packaging – finding the substitute for plastic

Plastic has been a great invention and one that, until recent years, seen as the perfect material for product packaging. However, it’s strengths are also its weakness. Businesses are increasingly looking to find more sustainable and less impactful alternatives to this durable material. Discover new innovations and materials that are suitable for your operations. Share ideas on how these can be scaled across businesses and industries

Ecover / Method Tom Domen Global Head Long Term Innovation Manager Ecover / Method

08:30 - 09:00
Dematerialisation – reducing the total materials and energy across all functions

One of the greatest gains in terms of waste and cost reduction can be found via driving improvements in packaging across the supply chain. Learn how companies are rethinking their packaging strategy to optimise their material and energy use. How can companies collaborate to accelerate these savings?

Mattel Edena Low Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and External Affairs Mattel

08:30 - 09:00
Delivering smart, clean and agile delivery systems

It is projected that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be urban. Companies are increasingly looking to innovative new systems and technologies to ensure products are delivered to these cities in the most sustainable ways possible.

Workshops
08:30 - 09:00
Blockchain workshop – what does it all mean?

Everyone knows of Blockchain and hear how it will revolutionise supply chains, HR, marketing and more. But what really is it? How can it be integrated in supply chains? How can you educate the business on its opportunities? Who can help you?

Get all these questions and others answered in this open and honest discussion

08:30 - 09:00
Integrating the SDGs within the supply chain function

The SDGs are increasingly being integrated into business functions. The recent Ethical Corporation Global Trends report found that nearly 7 in 10 businesses are integrating the SDGs into business strategies. How do you educate the business on the need to integrate them across the supply chain functions? How do you engage your suppliers to understand the opportunities these bring to both you and their outputs? How do you train colleagues and implement a SDG-driven supply chain strategy?

ClientEarth Tatiana Lujan Wildlife Conservation Lawyer ClientEarth

08:30 - 09:00
Circular innovations within supply chain management processes

Increasing pressure on natural and man-made resources, companies have to drive new thinking across all areas of supply chain management to close the loop on the product cycle:

  • Sourcing new materials
  • Packaging
  • Collection
  • Water

The Body Shop - Natura Group Mark Davis International Sourcing Director The Body Shop - Natura Group

Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Low-Carbon Keynote: Driving cost efficiencies through ambitious renewable strategy

To meet the 2-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in new technologies, strategies and clean energy. Discover some of the latest innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain. Discover where changes need to be made to accelerate the migration to renewables.

DSM Koen Devits CPO DSM

The Climate Group Sam Kimmins Head of RE100 The Climate Group

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Due Diligence Keynote: Latest regulation has reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

The legislation framed the challenge, but being compliant isn’t enough. How to recognise and force remedy to human rights risks and challenges in your direct sphere of influence…and beyond

UK Parliament Lola Young Baroness Young Of Hornsey UK Parliament

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Lene Wendland Chief of Section United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Keynote: Integrating SDGs into Supply Chain Management strategy

Supply chain sustainability and responsible procurement are two critical components to ensuring the Global Goals are met. Hear how companies are integrating the SDGs across the supply chain and how it can drive business impact, reduce costs and increase profitability.

08:30 - 09:00
Innovation Keynote: Delivering a supply chain fit for the future

In 20 years’ time supply chains will look and operate differently to how they look now. From the impacts of plastic and palm oil to the pressures on water and rare-earth metals to the opportunities from 3D printing and the circular economy – the impacts and opportunities are endless. Hear how ambitious companies are creating innovative solutions and strategies fit for the future.

08:30 - 09:00
Coalition Keynote: Delivering large-scale change through ambitious collaborations

Sharing knowledge and technology resources allows businesses to collaborate more effectively. How is this achieved in practice whilst retaining a competitive edge.

08:30 - 09:00
Data Analytics Keynote: Mapping and monitoring through Advance Analytics

Companies are turning to advance data analytics and systems to help improve their environmental footprint as well as identify areas of the supply chain at most risk to climate impacts. Understand how the latest data-driven technologies can deliver gains and help create a supply chain management strategy that’s prepared for unforeseen scenarios and impacts

08:30 - 09:00
Blockchain Keynote: How Blockchain could be the key to delivering transparency across global supply chains

Blockchain technology holds incredible promise in delivering transparency across intricate global supply chains. In this keynote address understand how leading companies are piloting this technology within their supply chain

08:30 - 09:00
Closing keynote: Brexit and the Supply Chain conundrum

Brexit is causing great uncertainty for businesses operating cross-borders. Companies which aren’t prepared for all eventualities could be found wanting. What does a good supply chain contingency plan look like?

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

Sourcing Breakout
08:30 - 09:00
Traceability and Transparency - Getting full visibility and accurate data from source

Understand the full origins of inputs. Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance and ensure you company can make the right decisions to tackle climate action and human rights risks

Gaia Herbs Alison Czeczuga Global Sourcing & Sustainability Specialist Gaia Herbs

METRO Nina von Radowitz Head of Corporate Responsibility METRO

08:30 - 09:00
Identifying new-raw materials and innovations to eliminate impacts at source

Rare-earth metals, plastics, cotton, palm oil are just a few inputs that pose environmental and social risks to a company’s supply chain. Understand which innovations, materials and technologies could help improve your sourcing impacts. How can you work with R&D, Procurement and Commercial teams to integrate these innovations into your products?

The Body Shop - Natura Group Mark Davis International Sourcing Director The Body Shop - Natura Group

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 slavery and other human rights violations and ensure decent work within the supply chain. How can companies implement effective systems, technologies and collaborations to identify and solve these risks at the source?

Nestle Robin Sundaram Sustainable Sourcing Lead Nestlé

United Nations Global Compact Anita Househam Senior Manager, Decent Work & Supply Chain Sustainability United Nations Global Compact

AIM Progress David Lawrence CEO AIM Progress

Atea Sverige AB Chiara Selvetti Head of Sustainability Atea Sverige AB

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

Operations & Manufacturing Breakout
08:30 - 09:00
Turning plastic waste into profitable solutions

Unprecedented attention is now focused on the mountains of waste plastics accumulating in our oceans and the environmental damage they wreak. Discover innovative and futuristic ideas to turn plastic waste into a valuable resource in a way that can be scaled

08:30 - 09:00
Utilising renewable energy in the supply chain – reducing costs and impacts

Renewable energy offers increasing opportunities to minimize costs and impacts within their supply chain. But it’s not as easy as just flicking a switch. Hear successful case studies on how to transition to renewable energies both within internal and external operations

Landscape Finance Lab Raphaele Deau Market Lead Landscape Finance Lab

Ørsted Morten Blomqvist Senior Sustainability Director Ørsted

H&M Speaker TBA H&M

08:30 - 09:00
Engaging and incentivising suppliers on new climate and social goals and action

For majority of businesses, the supplier-base is where the largest impacts on climate change and greatest human rights risks occur. Create social and climate goals across Scope 1, 2 and 3 of the business. Engage with suppliers to help them adopt responsibilities and actions to truly drive impact at scale

Ella's Kitchen Mark Cuddigan CEO Ella's Kitchen

Diageo Michael Alexander Global head of water, environment, and agriculture sustainability Diageo

08:30 - 09:00
Automation – what’s the right balance?

“Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake” – Elon Musk. What are businesses doing today to ensure the right mix of robots and human capital to ensure a fair workforce? Learn what technology solutions exist to help mitigate risks and maximise the cost efficiencies and improved production

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

Packaging and Logistics Breakout
08:30 - 09:00
Future packaging – finding the substitute for plastic

Plastic has been a great invention and one that, until recent years, seen as the perfect material for product packaging. However, it’s strengths are also its weakness. Businesses are increasingly looking to find more sustainable and less impactful alternatives to this durable material. Discover new innovations and materials that are suitable for your operations. Share ideas on how these can be scaled across businesses and industries

Ecover / Method Tom Domen Global Head Long Term Innovation Manager Ecover / Method

08:30 - 09:00
Dematerialisation – reducing the total materials and energy across all functions

One of the greatest gains in terms of waste and cost reduction can be found via driving improvements in packaging across the supply chain. Learn how companies are rethinking their packaging strategy to optimise their material and energy use. How can companies collaborate to accelerate these savings?

Mattel Edena Low Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and External Affairs Mattel

08:30 - 09:00
Delivering smart, clean and agile delivery systems

It is projected that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be urban. Companies are increasingly looking to innovative new systems and technologies to ensure products are delivered to these cities in the most sustainable ways possible.

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

Workshops
08:30 - 09:00
Blockchain workshop – what does it all mean?

Everyone knows of Blockchain and hear how it will revolutionise supply chains, HR, marketing and more. But what really is it? How can it be integrated in supply chains? How can you educate the business on its opportunities? Who can help you?

Get all these questions and others answered in this open and honest discussion

08:30 - 09:00
Integrating the SDGs within the supply chain function

The SDGs are increasingly being integrated into business functions. The recent Ethical Corporation Global Trends report found that nearly 7 in 10 businesses are integrating the SDGs into business strategies. How do you educate the business on the need to integrate them across the supply chain functions? How do you engage your suppliers to understand the opportunities these bring to both you and their outputs? How do you train colleagues and implement a SDG-driven supply chain strategy?

ClientEarth Tatiana Lujan Wildlife Conservation Lawyer ClientEarth

08:30 - 09:00
Circular innovations within supply chain management processes

Increasing pressure on natural and man-made resources, companies have to drive new thinking across all areas of supply chain management to close the loop on the product cycle:

  • Sourcing new materials
  • Packaging
  • Collection
  • Water

The Body Shop - Natura Group Mark Davis International Sourcing Director The Body Shop - Natura Group


Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown