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Regular podcasts on sustainable business issues from Innovation Forum

Latest Episodes

Weekly podcast: Intel on supplier mapping, and Fairtrade America on pandemic impacts on human rights

This week: Mary Linnell-Simmons, Fairtrade America’s director of marketing, discusses some of the trade and human rights implications of the coronavirus pandemic, including commodity supply chain child labour risks, and how consumer relationships with brands are changing. And, Intel’s senior manager for supply chain sustainability, Mike McDonnell, talks about some of the ongoing compliance challenges for a company with 10,000 suppliers and how more specific rules and guidance is a real help. Hosted by Ian Welsh

30 MIN5 d ago
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Weekly podcast: Intel on supplier mapping, and Fairtrade America on pandemic impacts on human rights

How to develop effective grievance systems that workers trust

Drew Northern, director, global anticorruption at Cook Group, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how business should respond to human rights violations and what appropriate mechanisms can be put in place to remedy victims effectively. They discuss how to ensure worker voice solutions work well, and the benefits of tailoring remediation plans to individual cases.

10 MIN5 d ago
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How to develop effective grievance systems that workers trust

Can apparel successfully transition to a circular economy?

Recorded at the recent Innovation Forum sustainable apparel and textiles conference are Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility EMEA for VF Corp, Renee Henze, global marketing and channel development director for DuPont Biomaterials, and Burak Cakmak, dean of fashion at Parsons. They debate with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh the fundamental building blocks necessary for shifting the apparel sector from linear to circular models. They discuss the challenges to achieving this, the cross-sector collaboration required and the need for thinking of circular solutions from the point of design.

45 MIN5 d ago
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Can apparel successfully transition to a circular economy?

Weekly podcast: Sustainable forest fibres and net-zero emissions challenges

This week: Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, on the benefits for the apparel sector from switching to forest-based fibres. And Pauline Op de Beeck, client manager at the Carbon Trust, on the challenges for brands getting to net zero emissions, particularly scope 3 supply chain emissions. Plus: why 155 big brands want climate science led pandemic response; UK supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott; cocoa initiative progress in west Africa; and, hopes for plastic-from-plants for Carlsberg, Coca-Cola and Danone, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

28 MIN1 w ago
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Weekly podcast: Sustainable forest fibres and net-zero emissions challenges

Weekly podcast: Dupont on apparel sector circular economy models

This week: Renee Henze, global marketing and channel development director, Dupont Biomaterials, talks about the challenges for the apparel and textiles sector in developing real circular economy models, and the roles of designers and fabric manufacturers in moving the industry towards achieving them. Henze outlines the spectrum of what consumers want their favourite brands to do to promote circularity – and how greater desire for environmental sustainability from consumers is driving the sector forwards. Plus: risks for US livestock supply chains; more bad news on ocean microplastics; total global deforestation down, but rates up in tropical forests; the palm oil as fuel debate; and, pandemic impact on migrant labour, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

15 MIN2 w ago
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Weekly podcast: Dupont on apparel sector circular economy models

FSC and Eastman Naia on the sourcing sustainable wood pulp challenges

FSC and Eastman Naia on the sourcing sustainable wood pulp challenges Ruth Farrell, textiles marketing director at Eastman Naia, and Andrés Ortolano, FSC Italy chain of custody manager, discuss with Ian Welsh the role of certification in helping develop sustainable wood pulp supply chains in the apparel sector. They talk about how to ensure protection of critical ancient forests, while providing brands and their customers with the assurance they are increasingly looking for when making purchasing decisions. FSC and Eastman Naia were sponsors of Innovation Forum's recent sustainable textiles and apparel conference.

14 MIN2 w ago
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FSC and Eastman Naia on the sourcing sustainable wood pulp challenges

Webinar – Farm environmental impact: innovation and progress in animal agriculture

Webinar – Farm environmental impact: innovation and progress in animal agriculture In this webinar, the panel discusses the pressing need within the food and agriculture industry to ‘do more with less’, focusing specifically on cattle in North America, and how innovation has led to improved sustainability over animal life cycles. They consider Cargill’s BeefUp Sustainability initiative, which is committed to achieving a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity across its North American beef supply chain; the Yield Lab’s Manure Challenge, which guides start-ups to come up with solutions that capture manure-based nutrients; and, Texas Tech’s work developing more-efficient cattle breeds. Panel: Heather Tansey, sustainability director, animal nutrition and protein, Cargill Brandon Day, chief operating officer, The Yield Lab Institute Dale Woerner, Cargill endowed professor in sustainable meat science department of animal and food sciences, Texas Tech University Hosted by Ian Wels...

58 MIN2 w ago
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Webinar – Farm environmental impact: innovation and progress in animal agriculture

Weekly podcast: Why business must develop human rights with recourse

This week: Drew Northern from US-based Cook Group describes the importance of establishing effective human rights grievance mechanisms that workers trust. He outlines why these mechanisms to often fail to earn that trust, the pitfalls to avoid when working with third party suppliers to establish worker voice solutions, and how to tailor remediation plans to individual cases. Plus: new EU human rights regulation to come; why green pandemic recovery packages win; and, actions for the apparel sector to ensure sustainable recover post Covid-19, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

15 MIN3 w ago
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Weekly podcast: Why business must develop human rights with recourse

Tracking food supply chains to develop pandemic response

Bryan Yates, general manager and director of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Orbital Insight, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how study of geospatial data on transportation and food supply can identify the growing pinch points caused by pandemic crisis. Yates outlines how studying these can help business plan to avoid disruption and delay as much as possible. Join Bryan at Innovation Forum’s Future of Food event on 2nd and 3rd June. Click here for full details.

19 MIN3 w ago
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Tracking food supply chains to develop pandemic response

Weekly podcast: The forest fibre potential for the apparel sector

This week: Andrés Ortolano, FSC Italy chain of custody manager, and Ruth Farrell, textiles marketing director at Eastman Naia, debate how and why the apparel sector is sourcing increasing amounts of wood-based fibre. There are clear supply risks, and they discuss what brands can do to ensure that their suppliers are environmentally sustainable. Plus: how pandemics are linked to deforestation and environmental destruction, and all Indonesian smallholder palm oil farmers to be certified, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

17 MINMAY 1
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Weekly podcast: The forest fibre potential for the apparel sector

Latest Episodes

Weekly podcast: Intel on supplier mapping, and Fairtrade America on pandemic impacts on human rights

This week: Mary Linnell-Simmons, Fairtrade America’s director of marketing, discusses some of the trade and human rights implications of the coronavirus pandemic, including commodity supply chain child labour risks, and how consumer relationships with brands are changing. And, Intel’s senior manager for supply chain sustainability, Mike McDonnell, talks about some of the ongoing compliance challenges for a company with 10,000 suppliers and how more specific rules and guidance is a real help. Hosted by Ian Welsh

30 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Weekly podcast: Intel on supplier mapping, and Fairtrade America on pandemic impacts on human rights

How to develop effective grievance systems that workers trust

Drew Northern, director, global anticorruption at Cook Group, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how business should respond to human rights violations and what appropriate mechanisms can be put in place to remedy victims effectively. They discuss how to ensure worker voice solutions work well, and the benefits of tailoring remediation plans to individual cases.

10 MIN5 d ago
Comments
How to develop effective grievance systems that workers trust

Can apparel successfully transition to a circular economy?

Recorded at the recent Innovation Forum sustainable apparel and textiles conference are Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility EMEA for VF Corp, Renee Henze, global marketing and channel development director for DuPont Biomaterials, and Burak Cakmak, dean of fashion at Parsons. They debate with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh the fundamental building blocks necessary for shifting the apparel sector from linear to circular models. They discuss the challenges to achieving this, the cross-sector collaboration required and the need for thinking of circular solutions from the point of design.

45 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Can apparel successfully transition to a circular economy?

Weekly podcast: Sustainable forest fibres and net-zero emissions challenges

This week: Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, on the benefits for the apparel sector from switching to forest-based fibres. And Pauline Op de Beeck, client manager at the Carbon Trust, on the challenges for brands getting to net zero emissions, particularly scope 3 supply chain emissions. Plus: why 155 big brands want climate science led pandemic response; UK supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott; cocoa initiative progress in west Africa; and, hopes for plastic-from-plants for Carlsberg, Coca-Cola and Danone, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Weekly podcast: Sustainable forest fibres and net-zero emissions challenges

Weekly podcast: Dupont on apparel sector circular economy models

This week: Renee Henze, global marketing and channel development director, Dupont Biomaterials, talks about the challenges for the apparel and textiles sector in developing real circular economy models, and the roles of designers and fabric manufacturers in moving the industry towards achieving them. Henze outlines the spectrum of what consumers want their favourite brands to do to promote circularity – and how greater desire for environmental sustainability from consumers is driving the sector forwards. Plus: risks for US livestock supply chains; more bad news on ocean microplastics; total global deforestation down, but rates up in tropical forests; the palm oil as fuel debate; and, pandemic impact on migrant labour, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

15 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Weekly podcast: Dupont on apparel sector circular economy models

FSC and Eastman Naia on the sourcing sustainable wood pulp challenges

FSC and Eastman Naia on the sourcing sustainable wood pulp challenges Ruth Farrell, textiles marketing director at Eastman Naia, and Andrés Ortolano, FSC Italy chain of custody manager, discuss with Ian Welsh the role of certification in helping develop sustainable wood pulp supply chains in the apparel sector. They talk about how to ensure protection of critical ancient forests, while providing brands and their customers with the assurance they are increasingly looking for when making purchasing decisions. FSC and Eastman Naia were sponsors of Innovation Forum's recent sustainable textiles and apparel conference.

14 MIN2 w ago
Comments
FSC and Eastman Naia on the sourcing sustainable wood pulp challenges

Webinar – Farm environmental impact: innovation and progress in animal agriculture

Webinar – Farm environmental impact: innovation and progress in animal agriculture In this webinar, the panel discusses the pressing need within the food and agriculture industry to ‘do more with less’, focusing specifically on cattle in North America, and how innovation has led to improved sustainability over animal life cycles. They consider Cargill’s BeefUp Sustainability initiative, which is committed to achieving a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity across its North American beef supply chain; the Yield Lab’s Manure Challenge, which guides start-ups to come up with solutions that capture manure-based nutrients; and, Texas Tech’s work developing more-efficient cattle breeds. Panel: Heather Tansey, sustainability director, animal nutrition and protein, Cargill Brandon Day, chief operating officer, The Yield Lab Institute Dale Woerner, Cargill endowed professor in sustainable meat science department of animal and food sciences, Texas Tech University Hosted by Ian Wels...

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Webinar – Farm environmental impact: innovation and progress in animal agriculture

Weekly podcast: Why business must develop human rights with recourse

This week: Drew Northern from US-based Cook Group describes the importance of establishing effective human rights grievance mechanisms that workers trust. He outlines why these mechanisms to often fail to earn that trust, the pitfalls to avoid when working with third party suppliers to establish worker voice solutions, and how to tailor remediation plans to individual cases. Plus: new EU human rights regulation to come; why green pandemic recovery packages win; and, actions for the apparel sector to ensure sustainable recover post Covid-19, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

15 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Weekly podcast: Why business must develop human rights with recourse

Tracking food supply chains to develop pandemic response

Bryan Yates, general manager and director of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Orbital Insight, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how study of geospatial data on transportation and food supply can identify the growing pinch points caused by pandemic crisis. Yates outlines how studying these can help business plan to avoid disruption and delay as much as possible. Join Bryan at Innovation Forum’s Future of Food event on 2nd and 3rd June. Click here for full details.

19 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Tracking food supply chains to develop pandemic response

Weekly podcast: The forest fibre potential for the apparel sector

This week: Andrés Ortolano, FSC Italy chain of custody manager, and Ruth Farrell, textiles marketing director at Eastman Naia, debate how and why the apparel sector is sourcing increasing amounts of wood-based fibre. There are clear supply risks, and they discuss what brands can do to ensure that their suppliers are environmentally sustainable. Plus: how pandemics are linked to deforestation and environmental destruction, and all Indonesian smallholder palm oil farmers to be certified, in the news digest. Hosted by Ian Welsh

17 MINMAY 1
Comments
Weekly podcast: The forest fibre potential for the apparel sector
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