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What’s the acceptable use of tech in agriculture?

Steady hand required

Food production needs to increase but the apparent boundaries of consumer acceptance around agri-tech are distinctly blurred Read more

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Supply chain strategy

How collaboration can deliver for Marks and Spencer

Focusing on supply chain pinch points

Marks and Spencer’s sustainable sourcing manager Fiona Wheatley speaks with Ian Welsh from Innovation Forum about how sustainability management can deliver brand trust when companies are prepared to learn and improve their performance and demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of control over their impacts. They discuss how to develop traceability in complicated supply chains, where the critical pinch points are and how to identify realistic pre-competitive collaboration opportunities. Read more

Special Report


Sustainable drinks: How to create opportunity from innovation Download here

Human rights and trade

Human rights – the risk mapping challenges

Daunting challenges

Complexity of supply chains and large numbers of suppliers mean that mapping the human rights risks can be a daunting, if necessary, process. Speaking with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh, Cornelia Gomez, ethical and sustainability practice advisor at AsiaInspection, explains how the best companies go about defining human rights risks and their impacts, and using this to improve performance Read more

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Transforming supply chains for responsible business Download here

Forests and agriculture

Is the new HCS approach a deforestation breakthrough?

Agreement on what to leave?

The new high carbon stock approach, developed by the HCS Convergence Working Group, promises to end the period of confusion created by the previous HCSA and HCS+ programmes, which had differing definitions of what consitutes high carbon stock. In this webinar, three experts debate what the new approach is designed to do better, and how it has brought together the best of both the previous approaches, how the new approach will help companies deliver on their zero-deforestation commitments and the challenges it will present. Read more

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Updated 2015 analysis covering deforestation issues from leading writers Download here

Business innovation

Biofuel’s potential still stuck at departures

Pilot programmes, but no scale

Despite some exciting aviation trials, biofuels from agriculture commodities – such as sugarcane and palm oil – are yet to make an impact at scale Read more

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How to manage extractive sector risks Download here

Seafood and oceans

Business benefits from Thai labour progress

Thai fishermen
Sector on board with better working conditions

The US government has recognised improvements in tackling trafficking in Thailand’s seafood sector, but the endemic labour abuses will be tough to eradicate Read more

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Sustainable oceans – how business can manage risk and drive change Download here

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