How business can tackle deforestation
A make or break issue for Asia’s corporate reputation?
28th-29th September 2015, Singapore
How business can tackle deforestation – A make or break issue for Asia’s corporate reputation? is the third in our global series of events in combating deforestation and designed to be an annual meeting place that discusses the trends, debates the issues, connects the key players and drives change. Through an interactive and engaging agenda, and by bringing together the corporate practitioners and NGOs that make a difference, the conference is designed to bring maximum value and maximum action.
The legal risks of not knowing your supply chain – The latest trends and what they mean for business.
How business is responding – Hear how leading firms are putting targets into action.
Develop credible policy – Find out how to fit deforestation into your sustainability framework.
Beyond certification – In-depth critical analysis of certification’s limits, and how to go beyond them.
Leverage supplier engagement – Learn how to communicate with and incentivise your suppliers for improved traceability.
Successfully engage with government – How can business effectively engage with government to close the enforcement gap?
vice president, corporate affairs, A-P
managing director, sustainability
Asia Pulp & Paper
chief sustainability officer
vice president procurement
executive vice president, group sustainability and quality management
Speakers also include:
Adrian Suharto, sustainability and public affairs manager, Neste Oil
Alistair Monument, Asia Pacific regional director, Forest Stewardship Council
Ambassador Stig Traavik, Norwegian ambassador to ASEAN, Royal Norwegian Embassy
Anita Neville, Australia and Oceania representative, Rainforest Alliance
Anne-Sophie Gindroz, facilitator for South East Asia, Rights and Resources Initiative
Calen May-Tobin, lead analyst and policy advocate, tropical forest and climate initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists
Christopher Samuel, director - corporate affairs, Monsanto
Constant van Aerschot, executive director, Business Council for Sustainable Development Singapore
Darius Sarshar, director, investments and operations, New Forests Asia
Dharsono Hartono, CEO, Rimba Makmur Utama
Dr Marcus Colchester, senior policy adviser, Forest Peoples Programme
Erik Meijaard, coordinator, Borneo Futures Initiative
Fitrian Ardiansyah, Indonesia country director, IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Grant Rosoman, interim chair of HCSA steering group, High Carbon Stock Approach
Iain Henderson, REDD+ and sustainable land use, UNEP Finance Initiative
Jeanne Stampe, Asia finance and commodities specialist, WWF International
Kavita Prakash-Mani, executive director, Grow Asia
Fitri Arianti Sukardi, Indonesia coordinator, Rainforest Action Network
Nina Roth, environmental and social risk manager, UBS
Nurdiana Darus, executive director, Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge
Petra Meekers, director of CSR and sustainable development, Musim Mas
Tony Wenas, president director, PT. Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper - APRIL Group
Ruslan Krisno, Agrigroup sustainability director, Great Giant Pineapple
Scott Poynton, executive director, TFT
Simon Siburat, general manager group sustainability, Wilmar International
Dr Simon Tay, chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Vemund Olsen, senior policy adviser, Rainforest Foundation Norway
Yueyue Wang, global chocolate sustainable sourcing insight manager, Mars
Bustar Maitar, head of global network of Indonesia forest campaign, Greenpeace
Michelle Desilets, executive director, Orangutan Land Trust
Agus Purnomo, managing director for sustainability and strategic stakeholder engagement, Golden Agri-Resources
Who is attending?
Attending will be 150 senior professionals representing large corporations from corporate responsibility, sustainability and supply chain job functions. We’re also bringing together the NGOs that can help you make a real difference. We’re actively restricting the number of service providers to ensure a minimum of 80% of attendees are corporate practitioners and key NGOs to ensure the conference delivers maximum value – and maximum action.
- To explain why deforestation is one of the top business issues in the next decade.
- To analyse the latest trends, campaigns, and what business is currently doing to tackle deforestation.
- To explain how to design and implement better anti-deforestation policies and practices.
- To showcase and debate current best practice in removing deforestation from corporate supply chains.
- To highlight the partnerships that help deliver that.
- To understand the regulatory environment around legality and sustainable forestry.
Feedback from London
Feedback from London
"The London forum not only provided a platform for a frank and honest exchange of opinions but laid out in clear and simple terms what steps responsible businesses should be taking."
Simon Lord, executive vice president, group sustainability and quality management, Sime Darby
"The format allows to get straight to the heart of the issues and creates a safe discussion zone where constructive exchange of ideas can happen."
Bastien Sachet, director, TFT
"A first rate conference with many take outs and options for solutions."
John Clague, technical manager compliance, Waitrose
"The right people from a broad range of backgrounds were gathered to have a rich, challenging debate on policy, practice, partnership and campaigning."
Mike Barry, director, Plan A, M&S
"The event brought people together in a way that encouraged blunt speaking and action-oriented dialogue."
Richard Donovan, senior vice president, Rainforest Alliance
Deforestation: The business challenge of the next decade
If you are looking to learn more about what business and government can do to end deforestation while engaging with the key stakeholders, then this is the forum for you. For the full background and all the information on our expert speakers and detailed agenda, download the brochure on the right hand side now.
Any questions, please do get in touch!
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