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An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up for 2018

New expert speakers confirmed to lead our future-fit supply chain focused agenda:

  • Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the Future with Jeffrey Hogue Chief Sustainability Office, C&A Global on Circular innovations
  • Koen Devits, Chief Procurement Officer, DSM with Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group and Giovanni Tula, Head of Innovation & Sustainability, Enel Green Power on Low carbon - Driving cost efficiencies through ambitious renewable strategy
  • David De Schutter, Innovation & Technology Development Director Europe, AB InBev and Lisa Tonda, Head, Responsible Industry and Value Chain Unit Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch, United Nations Environment on creating innovative and sustainable solutions fit for the future
  • Will McCallum, Head of Oceans Greenpeace, Joe Franses, Vice-President, Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners, Tom Domen, Global Head Long Term Innovation Manager,Ecover / Method, Jon Khoo, Innovation Partner, Interface and Jane Bevis, Chair, On-Pack Recycling Label
Joe Franses
Coca-Cola European Partners

Joe Franses

Vice-President, Sustainability

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Sally Uren
Forum for the Future

Sally Uren

CEO

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David De Schutter
AB InBev

David De Schutter

Innovation & Technology Development Director Europe

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Passionate R&D leader with strong bias towards development of new ideas and disruptive technologies that bring to life new innovative products and processes. Creative change-agent, continuously challenging status-quo.

As Director Innovation & Technology Development, Europe, I'm responsible for development of new products, new packages and supply efficiency

Lola Young
UK Parliament

Lola Young

Baroness Young Of Hornsey

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Neil Barrett
Sodexo Group

Neil Barrett

Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

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In September 2009, after 7 years as CEO Sodexo Australia and New Zealand, Neil moved to the newly created role of Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sodexo Remote Sites and Asia – Australia, based in Singapore.

In December 2010 he took on his present role, based at Sodexo’s headquarters in Paris and is responsible for the deployment of Sodexo’s corporate responsibility roadmap - Better Tomorrow 2025 - throughout the Group’s global business.

Sodexo’s corporate responsibility roadmap highlights the company’s efforts around improving the Quality of Life for our employees, our commitments to local communities, health and wellness and the environment. As Sodexo continues to grow its facilities management services throughout the world, a focus on sustainable outcomes, by embedding actions around environmental issues particularly energy and waste, is crucial.

Neil has 40 years of business experience, working in mainly managerial roles in international shipping, asset security, passenger rail transportation and heavy engineering manufacturing.
His once-in-a-lifetime, never to be repeated role, was managing a company that successfully provided the “best ever” corporate hospitality services to 26 major Olympic sponsors and their thousands of clients during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Melissa Wang
Greenpeace

Melissa Wang

Senior Scientist

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Tom Domen
Ecover / Method

Tom Domen

Global Head Long Term Innovation Manager

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Tom Domen graduated in 1996 with a Master in Industrial Design. In 2007, he completed a Master in Sustainable Development at the University of Brussels. With his MA on Sustainable Technology for Eastern Africa, he received the yearly Award for Innovative Technology from the Chamber of Engineers.


He started working for Philips in packaging innovation after which he worked for 5 years as a marketing and communication specialist at Panasonic.

Tom has been working for Ecover/Method for 11 years, where he is responsible for the long term innovation strategy and sustainability for the different categories of Ecover/Method products (laundry, cleaning, dishwashing, home care and personal care). Getting inspiration out of biomimicry and system thinking, he has been laying out an ambitious roadmap for the company to inspire transformative change towards a restorative business model. Tom is also a member of the board of Kringwinkel, a Belgian organisation that gives a second life to what otherwise would be waste.

Michael Alexander
Diageo

Michael Alexander

Global head of water, environment, and agriculture sustainability

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Michael is global head of water, environment, and agriculture sustainability for Diageo, a world leader in beverage alcohol with operations in over 30 countries and products sold in over 180 countries. With over 20 years of environmental experience, his principle responsibility is to drive the company’s environmental strategy and associated policies, communications, and stakeholder engagement, with particular focus on water stewardship and agricultural supply chains. Key to success is embedding the strategy across the whole business to ensure its long term growth while integrating the evolving and complex sustainability agenda and developing new partnerships. He joined Diageo in 2007 prior to which he was with Ericsson. A graduate of the universities of Edinburgh and London, Michael is a member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Institute of Economic Development and the Chartered Institute for Public Relations.

Jeffrey Hogue
C&A Global

Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Sarah Schaefer
Unilever

Sarah Schaefer

Global Policy Director

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Sarah is Global Policy Director at Unilever. Her main focus is on sustainable agriculture and nutrition. Previously, she was Global Sustainability Director at Mars, responsible for sustainability strategy development, human rights and all sustainability-related external engagement. Some of her specific focus has been on gender empowerment, cocoa, and deforestation

Anita Househam
United Nations Global Compact

Anita Househam

Senior Manager, Decent Work & Supply Chain Sustainability

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Lene Wendland
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Lene Wendland

Chief of Section

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Edena Low
Mattel

Edena Low

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and External Affairs

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Morten Blomqvist
Ørsted

Morten Blomqvist

Senior Sustainability Director

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Raphaele Deau
Landscape Finance Lab

Raphaele Deau

Market Lead

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Raphaele brings to the Lab strategic and technical support on sustainable sourcing. Her role is to incubate and accelerate climate resilient supply chain schemes that, by their scale, can facilitate access to untapped climate finance. Previously, Raphaele acted as the Coordinator of the ‘Impact in the Forests’ report, a WWF intelligence report that sets recommendations to accelerate deforestation free businesses.

She has extensive experience in the Mekong region, and a strong track record in bringing together private companies, environmental NGOs and government agencies to collaborate on low carbon development, responsible financial investments and Natural Capital Valuation.

Robin Sundaram
Nestlé

Robin Sundaram

Responsible Sourcing Manager

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Susan Curtis
Neal's Yard Remedies

Susan Curtis

Director Natural Health

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Susan has worked for the ethical natural health and beauty company Neal’s Yard Remedies since the 1980s. She is their Director of Natural Health & Sustainability, helping to champion awareness of their natural and organic ingredients and products. As part of this role Susan visits many of the suppliers around the world that grow the agricultural ingredients that make the essential oils, herbal remedies, etc. Neal’s Yard Remedies are supporters of certification schemes such as COSMOS organic, Fair for Life and FairWild and Susan also carries out a questionnaire composed in conjunction with Ethical Consumer magazine whenever she visits a supplier or prospective project.

A number of groundbreaking projects have been developed in several countries, such as Uganda, Kenya, Oman and Serbia that have proven to be of mutual benefit both to the company and to the communities supplying the ingredients.

Peter Andrews
British Retail Consortium

Peter Andrews

Head of Sustainability Policy

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David Lawrence
AIM Progress

David Lawrence

CEO

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David is an expert in enabling organisations to be more effective in their sustainability ambitions through collaborating with others.

He is currently Exec Director of AIM-Progress, the 40-company FMCG sector task-force working collaboratively to improve responsible sourcing practices in their common supply chains.
http://www.aim-progress.com

David is also a ‘non-exec’
board member of SEDEX, the ‘not-for- profit’ supplier data exchange organisation. http://www.sedexglobal.com/

Additionally, David is a Senior Associate at Cambridge University, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, helping develop and deliver material for
their Post-Graduate Certificate and Masters programmes. http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/

David is the Senior Procurement Advisor for BSR on their Centre for Sustainable Procurement. He is also an associate with The Partnering

Initiative, who have aligned objectives to improve sustainability through improving collaboration/partnering.

Prior to setting up Sokwe, David worked at Diageo where his
responsibilities included creating and then leading their Sustainable
Procurement activities globally, as well as managing Procurement Risk & Governance.

David brings a practical collaborative approach to balancing the ever-increasing compliance pressures and sustainability opportunities, with the commercial business realities of global supply chains. He is a regular conference speaker and contributor to the debate on sustainable sourcing.

As well as holding an Engineering degree and a Diploma in Management Studies, David has also completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, from Cambridge University and most recently has completed the Financial Times Non-Exec Director Diploma

Chiara Selvetti
Atea Sverige AB

Chiara Selvetti

Head of Sustainability

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Chiara Selvetti leads sustainability at IT reseller Atea in Sweden since May 2018, focusing on delivering shared value to Atea ́s customers. She joined Atea in 2016 to establish the expand the company’s supply chain sustainability assurance program, which was awarded a Gold Sustainability rating by Ecovadis in 2017. Under her leadership, Atea was the first value-added reseller to join the RBA - Responsible Business Alliance. Prior to relocating to Stockholm with her young family, Chiara supported private sector growth in developing countries, first with the ILO and then with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), based in Vietnam, Rwanda and the UK.

Sam Kimmins
The Climate Group

Sam Kimmins

Head of RE100

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Sam Kimmins is Head of RE100 at The Climate Group, an international non-profit aiming to accelerate climate action. RE100 is a global initiative which brings together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. Sam has 20 years’ experience leading sustainability projects in the shipping, aviation, food, construction and NGO sectors. 

Prior to joining RE100, Sam spearheaded Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative, which recently won the Guardian Sustainable Business Award for innovative consultancy. While at FFtF Sam spent two years as an advisor for Air New Zealand, steering the development of a pioneering sustainability strategy that won them recognition as Eco-Airline of the Year in 2015.

Tatiana Lujan
ClientEarth

Tatiana Lujan

Wildlife Conservation Lawyer

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Tatiana Luján works as a wildlife conservation lawyer for ClientEarth. Prior to joining ClientEarth, Tatiana worked for the London School of Economics and Political Science, doing research about the relations between China and Latin America and the impact of those relations in the quality and enforcement of environmental regulations in the region.

Before moving to London, Tatiana worked for the chambers of Julio Enrique González Villa, one of Colombia’s most renowned environmental lawyers, on several ground-breaking cases concerning environmental issues. Tatiana is qualified as a lawyer in Colombia.

Nina von Radowitz
METRO

Nina von Radowitz

Head of Corporate Responsibility

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Nina holds a law degree and started working at METRO in 2006 as Head of Regulatory Affairs. She then mainly worked on Quality Assurance related issues in Brussels close to the policy making bodies and was Vice Chairman of the retail federation EuroCommerce Food and Consumer Policy Committee. Via her work with non-governmental organisations on QA related topics Nina more and more stepped into the field of Corporate Responsibility topics.

Since 2011, as Head of Corporate Responsibility she contributed to developing METROs strategic CR management as well as positioning METRO with its CR approach on the international floor e.g. with Consumer Goods Forum and World Economic Forum. Nina then was also responsible for METROs carbon accounting as well as working in strategic alliances with development organizations such as UNIDO and GIZ. CR communication and reporting with METROs first GRI CR Report 2012 and to the capital market, e.g. DJSI rounded up her profile.

Since 2015 Nina is responsible for the Social Standards Management in METROs Supply Chain as well as the liaison partner to METROs operational METRO Cash & Carry countries Turkey and Italy when it comes to CR related topics. She still drives forward the internal CR communication such as CR campaigns and is still involved in METROs CR Reporting. Last but not least Nina supports the embedding of sustainability aspects into METROs Human Resources processes such as integration of CR in leadership development programs.

Giovanni Tula
Enel Green Power

Giovanni Tula

Head of Innovation & Sustainability

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Jane Bevis
On-Pack Recycling Label

Jane Bevis

Chair

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Jane is Chair of OPRL Ltd, the not-for-profit which puts the award-winning recycling label on consumer packaging. She helped establish the company in 2009 and is leading OPRL’s expansion plans, moving consumer recognition beyond the current 70 per cent level.

Jane runs her own comms consultancy specialising in CSR and sustainability issues. She is Chair of Governors at Saint Gabriel’s College.

Previously Jane held senior roles at the British Retail Consortium and the Association of British Insurers, where she founded sector climate change initiatives.

Jane has an MA in Agricultural and Forest Sciences from Oxford University.

Britta Wyss Bisang
UTZ- Rainforest Alliance

Britta Wyss Bisang

Chief Sustainable Supply Chains officer

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Britta Wyss Bisang is Chief Sustainable Supply Chain Officer at the Rainforest Alliance. She is responsible for the development of the global sustainability standards, the assurance as well as the monitoring and evaluation of the program and institutional partnerships. She also is the Chair of the ISEAL Alliance Board of Directors, the global membership association for credible sustainability standards.

Britta has in-depth experience in various sustainability standard systems, having previously worked for a certification body as department head, auditor, certification officer and trainer for internal management systems for group certification. She is an expert in including social, environmental and economic criteria in sustainable value chain approaches. Britta holds a Masters Degree in environmental sciences from ETH Zurich with a focus on soil science and risk management.

Godefroy Motte
Adrialis

Godefroy Motte

Managing Director

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Godefroy Motte is a seasoned global chemical industry executive. After 31 years at Eastman Chemical, a Fortune 500 company in the Specialty Chemicals industry, I retired (early) from my Executive roles to pursue other interests and founded Adrialis (London & Paris)

Being in charge of the Regions as well as the Global Procurement and Supply Chain organizations, Godefroy was appointed as the 1st Chief Sustainability Officer at Eastman in January 2011. This gave Godefroy the opportunity to engage with customers as well as suppliers to improve the business case for Sustainability.

Throughout his career, Godefroy has gained a wealth of experience relevant to sustainability, having led the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) Responsible Care® Program as well as Eastman’s participation in the Chemical Industry initiative “Together for Sustainability”. He was also a member of the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainability.

Elisa Tonda
UN Environment

Elisa Tonda

Head, Consumption and Production Unit

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Prof. Donna Marshall, PhD.
UCD College of Business

Prof. Donna Marshall, PhD.

Head of Research, Innovation and Impact

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Jon Khoo
Interface

Jon Khoo

Innovation Partner

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Christine Roucher
TK’Blue Agency

Christine Roucher

UK Market Business Development Director

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Christine Roucher has over 25 years of experience in leading international sales and marketing development programs in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific for major high value brands in the retail and distribution sector.

Christine leads TK’Blue Agency’s initiative, advocating and establishing sustainable freight transportation for key companies in the UK. She firmly believes that a proper focus on the environmental footprint of transport across the supply chain will contribute positive change to the 3Ps: the Planet, the People and the company’s Performance.

Prior to joining TK’Blue, Christine was Managing Director of Planète Urgence, an international not-for-profit organization offering adult vocational training and support. She also managed sustainability projects such as protection and restoration of biodiversity and agroforestry across 15 countries in Africa and Asia.

Matthew Reddy
WBCSD

Matthew Reddy

Director, Forest Solutions Group & Climate Smart Agriculture

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Paul Gerrard
The Co-op

Paul Gerrard

Co-op Policy and Campaigns Director

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Michael Nickson
Croda International Plc

Michael Nickson

Director of Procurement

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Lazar Armianov
EcoVadis

Lazar Armianov

Regional Manager, Business Development - UK & Ireland

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 Roel Drost
EcoChain Technologies

Roel Drost

Director of Strategy & Large Accounts

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Roel is currently director strategy & large accounts at EcoChain technologies. Helping companies head for sustainable, profitable business models is in Roel’s DNA. In the Netherlands, Roel is a sustainability consultant  and a well-known authority in the Netherlands on REACH regulation, sustainable supply chains, Natural & Social Capital Accounting, and integrated reporting and assurance. He is a great speaker with a passionate story and vast knowledge on the urgency and the benefits of sustainable supply chain management.

He was global operations manager for one of Ernst & Young's advisory service lines and worked for Philips semiconductors where he was supply chain project manager and a process engineer.

Roel holds a MSc in Chemistry, PhD in Physics and a post-doctoral degree in management accounting.

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Mark Sugden
Sedex

Mark Sugden

Director of Marketing and Responsible Sourcing

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Mark is the Director of Marketing and Responsible Sourcing at Sedex, one of the world’s leading organisations for helping companies manage responsible supply chains through ethical data exchange. Mark is responsible for leading the development of Sedex’s products and services, and marketing and training - supporting Sedex members to manage risks to people working in their supply chain.

Mark has a wealth of experience in broad marketing and customer management, and works as part of the executive team to provide strategic leadership. He is focused on providing simple and compelling consumer and customer propositions through insightful, impactful and engaging ethical trade products and programmes. Mark is passionate about our Sedex members’ user experience and continuous improvement to support their responsible sourcing journey.

Risto Vapola
Neste

Risto Vapola

Technical Product Manager

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Risto Vapola holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University).

He is working since 2016 as Technical Product Manager for renewable chemicals and polymers at Neste Corporation (Finland). He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of plastics and different converting technologies including film and sheet extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding, extrusion coating for both flexible and rigid packaging applications. Before joining Neste he has been working previously at packaging manufacturing companies (Stora Enso, Huhtamaki and Amerplast) in different job functions during the years: product development, plastic and paper board processing technology development, technical customer service and sales.

Pierrick Beraud
HSBC

Pierrick Beraud

Director, Client Network Banking

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Alexander Gershenson
SupplyShift

Alexander Gershenson

CEO & Co-Founder

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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.

Frédéric Daniel
Transparency-One

Frédéric Daniel

Chief Technology Officer

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Fred has over 25 years’ experience in software delivery. He built the first SAP + BusinessObjects integrated solutions in 1996, product managed early web management software with Reef in 1998, and introduced Agile in BusinessObjects in 2000. He has held VP positions at Business Objects, SAP, and Kyriba, bringing many innovations to market for each company. In 2016 he joined Transparency-One as Chief Technology Officer, helping bring one of the first supply chain blockchain solutions to market in 2017.

Jessica Camus
Diginex

Jessica Camus

Head of Partnerships and Impact

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Jessica is Head of Partnerships and Impact at Diginex, a global blockchain full services company. Most recently, Jessica has been involved in projects focused on solutions for ethical working practices in supply chains via distributed ledger technology and initiating public sector blockchain projects across a wide range of applications. She has over 14 years of experience in facilitating public-private partnerships around the world, previously with the World Economic Forum and as a founder of a strategy impact consultancy firm. Jessica acts as a board member and advisor to African companies. Former Financial Market Executive at Thomson Reuters; she holds an Executive Master in Leadership with Wharton, Columbia, London and INSEAD business school, a MBA from IE Business School and a MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Relations and Development Studies in Geneva.


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