Events and insight for sustainability

How business can measure the impact - and ROI - of corporate sustainability

How business can measure the impact - and ROI - of corporate sustainability

The latest tools, techniques and methodologies for placing a value on sustainability and safeguarding against future risk

21-22 June 2017, London

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

We’re aware that this is both a nascent and vitally important area for business, boardroom, shareholders, and stakeholders, and so we don’t expect speakers and participants to come with all the answers. Our objective with this conference is to have an off-the-record discussion about what we know so far, and how companies can learn from each other on improving processes and practices.

Key discussion topics include:

  • The value of sustainability strategy in 2017. How well understood is true value, true costs, natural capital calculations and other approaches in the boardroom today?
  • Establishing corporate impact measurement systems: Best practices and lessons learnt
  • Employee engagement and CSR ROI: How can companies calculate the value of employee engagement to recruitment, retention and innovation?
  • Social impact assessments: Where are we today, and what counts as ‘good’?
  • Brand and supplier case study: How can larger companies help smaller suppliers to improve meaningful data flows
  • Natural capital vs. Social license to operate: Is valuing your ENTIRE footpring possible?
  • Data systems that deliver: data collection, frequency & metrics  
  • Internal and external communication: How to explain all this to stakeholders, consumers and customers

Speakers include

Sandy Stash

Sandy Stash

group VP - safety, sustainability and external affairs

Tullow Oil

Claire Whitely

Claire Whitely

senior sustainability manager, corporate sustainability


Simon Connell

Simon Connell

director, sustainability

Standard Chartered

Ian Bowman

Ian Bowman

head of sustainability UK and NW Europe


Other speakers include:

Leon Kamhi, executive director, head of responsibility, Hermes Investment Management

Olivia Watson, head of environmental and social issues, Principles for Responsible Investment

Christian Heller, value-to-society project leader, BASF

Dr Shariman Alwani, head of strategy and innovation, Sime Darby Plantation

Chris Brown, group head of environment, Olam

Dylan McNeill, head of sustainability reporting, Philips

Gertjan Roseboom, environmental manager, Shell

See the full list of speakers here

New session formats for maximum engagement and learning

As part of Innovation Forum’s commitment to bringing the best level of content and discussion to attendees we are introducing new session formats to increase engagement and learning for the audience.

There will be no death by PowerPoint, or death by panel! We ban PPT outright and make sure the discussions are structured and planned properly to get useful, insightful content quickly.

The new types of sessions formats at our upcoming conferences will include debates, ‘question time’, live feedback, value chain analysis, scenario- and dilemma-based workshops and senior executive Q+As.

Who is Innovation Forum?

Innovation Forum is an independent conference and publishing company based in London that focuses on engaging business on various different sustainability issues.

We have previously hosted a conference on "Measurement and Valuation" in London, in 2015. Our events have engaged international companies in an open and meaningful way, as to what they are doing to measure their impact and safeguard against future risk. 

The upcoming June conference will provide an opportunity for international companies and organisations to come together and discuss how companies have progressed in measuring their social and environmental impact, to offer practical advise on what works - and what doesn't.

What’s different about this forum?

  • Engaging, interactive sessions – with a blanket ban on PowerPoint! One-on-one case studies, panel debates, interactive roundtables and workshops. The conference provides a range of formats, with an emphasis on audience interaction.
  • Held under the Chatham House rule – this event is not intended as a PR platform, we hold the event under a covenant of confidentiality to promote open, honest exchange.
  • Content is designed for action and practice – the agenda and event structure is designed to provide actionable tools and practical insights that can be applied. We will also be sharing post event notes from all sessions to all participants.

 Register now to save £100

Please get in touch for more information around the event or if you would like to be involved as a speaker, sponsor, media partner or delegate.

Please contact:

Lea Vavrik

+ 44 (0) 203 780 7435

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