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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
Koen Devits
DSM

Koen Devits

Chief Procurement Officer

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Anita Househam
United Nations Global Compact

Anita Househam

Senior Manager, Decent Work & Supply Chain Sustainability

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Jeffrey Hogue
C&A Global

Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Lola Young
UK Parliament

Lola Young

Baroness Young Of Hornsey

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Mark Cuddigan
Ella's Kitchen

Mark Cuddigan

CEO

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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.

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.

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Peter Andrews
British Retail Consortium

Peter Andrews

Head of Sustainability Policy

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Dr. Alexander Trautrims
The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham

Dr. Alexander Trautrims

The Unchained Supply Project

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Dr Trautrims is leading the Unchained Supply project at the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab. His work focusses on the identification and eradication of modern slavery in supply chains and is supported by funding from the British Academy, the UK’s Department for International Development and the Leverhulme Trust. Together with the UK construction sector he produced the first anti-slavery procurement guidelines for the sector. He also published anti-slavery guidelines for businesses together with WalkFree and engages actively with organisations from across the spectrum of stakeholders, including intergovernmental and industry bodies, legislators, law enforcement and NGOs. He advises the UK Home Office and the OSCE on the implementation of anti-slavery measures in their procurement and supply chain activities and he is a regular and active contributor to Baroness Young’s parliamentary initiative on the improvement of the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Alison Czeczuga
Gaia Herbs

Alison Czeczuga

Global Sourcing & Sustainability Specialist

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Alison Czeczuga has over 15 years of experience in building strategic programs that focus on the quadruple bottom line: people, planet, profit, & purpose. Alison is the Global Sourcing & Sustainability Specialist at Gaia Herbs, where she works closely with Gaia’s local and global partners on sourcing high quality medicinal plants while leading the sustainability strategy across the company. As a community developer, Alison has worked with farmers and artisans around the world, from Jamaica to Ethiopia, to develop business strategies that advance the economic impact of rural livelihoods while fostering ecological conservation. After working as a full-time organic farmer in rural West Virginia, Alison settled in North Carolina where she has continued her work in utilizing nature’s gifts as a driver for economic and social change. Prior to joining Gaia, she worked for the NC State Extension Service in Western North Carolina where she worked to advance organic agriculture systems and alternative crop research & marketing, specifically medicinal herbs and native plants of the Southeastern USA. Alison currently serves on the Board of the North Carolina Natural Products Association and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She now lives in the mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, where she and her husband are homesteading on three acres with the company of two dogs, five goats, and flock of chickens.

Mark Davis
The Body Shop - Natura Group

Mark Davis

International Sourcing Director

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Speaker TBA
H&M

Speaker TBA

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Will McCallum
Greenpeace UK

Will McCallum

Head of Oceans

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Will McCallum has been at the heart of the anti-plastics movement for the past three years, in his role as Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK. He set up and is leading the global Greenpeace campaign to create the world’s largest protected area in the Antarctic Ocean. He has campaigned at sea and on land for many years for sustainable fisheries, healthy oceans and wildlife protection. He is the author of ‘How to Give Up Plastic’, published by Penguin Life.

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

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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Elisa Tonda
United Nations Environment

Elisa Tonda

Head, Responsible Industry and Value Chain Unit Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch

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Steven Stone
United Nations Environment

Steven Stone

Chief Resources & Markets Branch (ETB)

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Chris Grayer
NEXT

Chris Grayer

Head of Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility

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Prof. Donna Marshall, PhD
UCD College of Business

Prof. Donna Marshall, PhD

Vice President, International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA)

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Jon Khoo
Interface

Jon Khoo

Innovation Partner

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Aris Vrettos
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Aris Vrettos

Director, Open Programmes and International Markets

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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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Christine Roucher
TK’Blue Agency

Christine Roucher

UK Market Sales Director

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