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Sustainable sugarcane forum

4th December
5th December

Timeslots are provisional and exact timings may change

8.50

Welcome remarks by conference chair

9.00

Upstream and downstream: what is the commercial outlook for sugarcane?

  • Jonathan Kingsman, chair of the board, Bonsucro
  • Kona Haque, head of research, ED&F Man

Moderator:  Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

10.00

Morning break

10.30

Sugar intermediaries: how can they support brands efforts and deliver for upstream producers?

  • Katharine Teague, head of advocacy, AB Sugar
  • William Rook, director, Czarnikow
  • Diane Stevenson, director of sustainability and food technology, CSC Sugar

Moderator: Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

11.30

Key sourcing regions: what are the needs of different markets and how can brand sustainability strategy help?

  • Guatemala - Claudia Asensio, corporate responsibility manager, Pantaleon
  • Mexico - Erin Logan, deputy director of responsible sourcing, Proforest
  • India - Ritu Baruah, program manager, India, Bonsucro

Moderator: Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

12.30

Lunch

1.30

Case study from Soy: a credit system to create a sustainable sugarcane market?

Jorn Schouten, Soy4Brands manager, ACT Commodities

Moderator: Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

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2.15

Breakouts

Managing land tenure conflicts: what is the role of companies and how do they execute it? 

  • Mina Manuchehri, attorney, corporate engagement, Landesa
  • AB Sugar/Illovo Sugar, speaker TBC

Moderator: Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

 

Water risk: innovation and partnerships to address water challenges in key origins

  • Conor Linstead, freshwater specialist, WWF-UK

Moderator: TBC 

3.15

Afternoon break

4.00

How can we align and collaborate more effectively?

  • Roberto Vega, head of product & smallholder policy, Syngenta
  • Jenny Edwards, programme lead, SAI Platform
  • Tony Hill, director, SHARP Partnership, Proforest

Moderator:  Kevin Ogorzalek, director, impact partnerships, Bonsucro

5.00

Evening networking break

6.00

End of day one

9.00

A reality check on brand commitments: are they on track for their 2020 targets, and what comes after?

Matthew Swindall, global managing director for sweeteners, The Coca Cola Company

Moderator:  Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

9.45

Supply chain transparency: what are the different methods and how can they be used together for sugar?

  • Matthew Sullivan, technology implementation manager, Bonsucro Connect
  • Sarah Lake, head of supply chain programme, co-lead for Trase, Global Canopy Programme
  • Erin Logan, deputy director of responsible sourcing, Proforest
  • Martina Henry, sustainable agriculture manager, Diageo

Moderator: Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

10.45

Morning break

11.15

Designing a credible human rights strategy for sugarcane

  • Felicitas Weber, KnowTheChain project lead, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Anita Sheth, senior advisor, social compliance and development, Fairtrade International
  • Julia Clark, head of sugar ethics, Tate & Lyle Sugars
  • Jason Glaser, founder, La Isla Foundation
  • Veronica Rubio, senior manager, strategic programmes, BSCI
  • Neill Wilkins, programme manager, Migrant Workers and Work with Dignity, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Moderator: Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

 

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12.45

Lunch

1.45

What is the future role of certification in driving impacts in corporate strategy?

  • Iver Drabaek, head of sustainability, Nordzucker Group
  • Monika Berresheim-Kleinke , global products manager, Fairtrade International
  • Stephan Brunner, global key relation manager, Bayer AG
  • Jonathan Kingsman, chair of the board, Bonsucro

Moderator: Toby Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

2.45

Summary remarks and takeaway learnings

Kevin Ogorzalek, director, impact partnerships, Bonsucro

Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

3.00

End of conference

5.00

End of conference

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