Events and insight for sustainability

How business can tackle deforestation

Monday 3rd April
Tuesday 4th April

Timeslots are provisional and exact timings may change

9.00

Opening remarks by conference chair

9.10

We’re failing to protect forests, so what needs to change to meet 2020 targets and long-term deforestation commitments?

Speakers:

Barbara Bramble, vice president, international conservation and corporate strategies, National Wildlife Federation               

Doug Boucher, scientific adviser, climate and energy program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Simon Lord, group chief sustainability officer, Sime Darby

Frances Seymour, senior fellow, Center for Global Development

 

Moderated by Stephen Donofrio, senior advisor at Supply Change (a Forest Trends Ecosystem Marketplace project)

10.00

Morning break

10.30

Climate change, SDGs and deforestation: can companies tie it together via carbon credits?

Speaker:

Anita McBain, senior director, sustainability, Permian Global  

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

11.30

Satellite monitoring of deforestation: useful tool or just another tech fad?

Speakers:

Norbert Schmitz, managing director, GRAS Global Risk Assessment Services

Jan Henke, managing director, GRAS Global Risk Assessment Services

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

 

12.15

Lunch

13.15

Commodity-specific breakouts

Set one (1.15 – 2.30 PM)     

Soy in South America

Speakers:

Robin Barr, director, Americas, TFT

Diego Di Martino, general projects manager, Archer Daniels Midland

Glenn Hurowitz, CEO, Mighty Earth

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

 

Pulp, paper and timber in North America

Speakers:

Skip Krasny, sustainable forestry programs, global sustainability, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Sophie Beckham, manager, forest stewardship and sustainability, International Paper   

Paige Goff, VP, sustainability & business communications, Domtar

Moderated by Ruth Nogueron, associate, World Resources Institute

 

Set two (2.30-3.45 PM)

Cattle in South America 

Speakers:           

Simon Hall, manager, tropical forest and agriculture project, National Wildlife Federation

Rachael Sherman, director, global supply chain sustainability, McDonald's

Moderated by Boris Petrovic, project director, Innovation Forum

               

Palm oil in Southeast Asia

Speakers:

Simon Lord, group chief sustainability officer, Sime Darby

Eric Gottwald, legal & policy director, International Labor Rights Forum 

Lead by Rachel Davis, managing director and co-founder, Shift

15.45

Afternoon break and networking

16.15

NGOs, investors and campaigners: what do they want from business?

Speakers:

  • Grant Rosoman, forest solutions team leader, Greenpeace
  • Chris Meyer, senior manager, forest policy, Environmental Defence Fund   
  • Nathalie Wallace, senior manager, investor program, Ceres
  • Olivia Watson, head of environmental and social issues, Principles for Responsible Investment

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

17.15

Jurisdictional and government engagement: how to do it in practice?

Speakers:

  • Frances Seymour, senior fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Richard Donovan, SVP and VP of forestry, Rainforest Alliance

Moderated by Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

18.15

Evening networking reception

9.00 AM

Implementing a workplan to a zero-deforestation commitment - who is making real progress?

Speakers:

  • Karimah Hudda, global procurement sustainability lead, Mondelez International
  • Rachael Sherman, director, supply chain sustainability Asia, McDonald's
  • Jon Hixson, vice president, corporate affairs, Cargill     
  • Anita Neville, VP corporate communications & sustainability relations, Golden Agri-Resources
  • Lafcadio Cortesi, forest campaign director, Rainforest Action Network

10.00 AM

Morning break

10.30 AM

Supply chain transparency and traceability: can technology finally deliver?

Speakers:

  • Robin Barr, director, Americas, TFT
  • Chris Raynham, forester, TFT Productive Forest Program, North America
  • Luis Amaral, director, Global Forest Watch Commodities
  • Jillian Gladstone, senior manager, forests, CDP

Moderated by Stephen Donofrio, senior advisor, Supply Change

11.30 AM

Collaboration and partnerships: how can companies work both with NGOs and their competitors to scale impact?

Speakers:

  • Ethan Budiansky, director, environment, World Cocoa Foundation           
  • Paige Goff, VP, sustainability & business communications, Domtar
  • Christine Riley Miller, senior director, CSR, Dunkin' Brands
  • Kelly Goodejohn, director, ethical sourcing, Starbucks

12.30 AM

Lunch

1.30 PM

Case-study breakouts - set one

Accelerating collaboration to drive supply chain sustainability goals - with 3M

Speaker:

Dawn Krueger, sustainability supply chain manager, 3M

 

Partnering for impact on climate change and deforestation in coffee – with Starbucks and Conservation International

Speakers:

Kelly Goodejohn, director, ethical sourcing, Starbucks

Bambi Semroc, senior strategic advisor, Conservation International

2.20 PM

Case-study breakouts - set two

High Carbon Stock convergence explained

Speaker:

Grant Rosoman, co-chair, HCS Approach Steering Group

           

Community-based approaches to protecting landscapes and forests - with APP

Speaker:

Michael McManus, VP corporate and government affairs Americas, Asia Pulp & Paper

3.10 PM

The journey to sustainable palm oil sourcing – with Mondelēz International

Speaker:

Karimah Hudda, global procurement sustainability lead, Mondelēz International

 

4.00 PM

       

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