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How business can measure sustainability performance, impact and apply science to targets

How business can measure sustainability performance, impact and apply science to targets

19th-20th June 2018, London

This two-day business conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule featuring board members, senior and middle managers, academics, NGOs and many more. The conference style will be facilitated debate and discussion, with no PPT presentations.

In this years annual management conference Innovation Forum will address some of the most challenging questions in corporate sustainability, including;

  • How do I pitch the 2018 business case to get sustainability onto boardroom agendas?
  • What does real strategy look like in 2018, considering the SDGs and science based targets?
  • What should my company tell investors about performance, beyond reporting?
  • How do we ensure other departments are truly on board with sustainability?
  • Understanding impact: How you can measure and communicate social and environmental impact effectively  
  • Corporate case studies on tools and techniques that display ROI in action
  • How can companies talk about their genuinely positive impacts, without it looking like PR?
  • Climate reporting: Practical ways to assess exposure to climate change and how to communicate the risk 

See the full range of topics covered in the agenda here

Speakers include

Dylan McNeill

Dylan McNeill

Head of Sustainability Reporting


Marte Borhaug

Marte Borhaug

Head of ESG Strategic Projects


Saker Nusseibeh

Saker Nusseibeh


Hermes Investment Management

Jane Stevensen

Jane Stevensen

Task Force Engagement Director


Adrian Greet

Adrian Greet

Global Sustainability Programme Director


Susanne Stormer

Susanne Stormer

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability

Novo Nordisk

What’s different about Innovation Forum?

IF is NOT:

  • A PR platform: enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues. 
  • A talking shop: this is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: we will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.  

IF is:

  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.

Who will be there?

The 2018 conference will have 100-120 delegates representing corporates, NGOs, suppliers, traders, development agencies, investors, government bodies, academics and other relevant organisations. 

Below is a small sample of last year’s attendees:

Standard Chartered, Director, Sustainability

Minerva, SRM Managing Director

Olam International, Group Head of Environment

Mars, Global Sustainability Design & Effectiveness

Peterson, Head Sustainability

S+P Dow Jones Indices, Head of ESG Indices

PRI, Head of Environmental and Social Issues

PwC, Corporate Impact Measurement and Valuation

Shell, Social Performance Advisor Europe, Russia, Central Asia

Siemens, Head of Sustainability UK and NW Europe

Sime Darby Plantation, Head of Strategy & Innovation

Tullow Oil, VP - Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs

UNEP-WCMC, Head of Programme, Business and Biodiversity

WWF, Head of Corporate Stewardship - Food and Freshwater

Yara, Sustainability Development Director

Secure your spot now by clicking here

Why attend?

  • Learn from industry leaders on best practices and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively apply measurement strategies and impacts
  • Meet and network with an influential and highly relevant audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors
  • Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts


Innovation Forum is looking for sponsors who are able to support the forum, as well as associated research and analysis.

For sponsors, this presents the opportunity to support leading debate and progress in addressing sustainability performance in company supply chains, as well as providing a platform to highlight products and services in front of a large, diverse group of key stakeholders.

Contact Lewis Hudson at for sponsorship opportunities.

How to sign up

Early-bird conference registration is now open, and you can register on the link below.

Sign up here


If you would like to discuss being involved as a speaker, sponsor, media partner or delegate. Please feel free to reach out to the event manager, Natasha, on the details below.

Natasha Bodnar

Project Director

Skype: Natasha Coco Bodnar

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