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Innovation Forum hosts a weekly podcast along with regular interviews with business leaders in sustainability. Each week, we summarise the latest sustainability news and announcements, and get the views of leading experts on business critical issues. Widely regarded as one of the best sustainability… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Weekly podcast – Corporate giants' massive role in climate transition

February 22nd, 2024

21:26

This week: Pilar Cruz, chief sustainability officer at international food business Cargill, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the role of …

How to ensure factory worker safety

February 22nd, 2024

12:41

Muhammad Affan, factory manager at industrial safety products manufacturer Midas Safety in Pakistan, talks with Innovation Forum's Savanna Razzaque about what's needed to ensure worker protection and what can help …

Carbon frontier: carbon market insights for today's businesses

February 21st, 2024

20:35

Jonathan Schuldenfrei, managing director of the risk and financial advisory practice at Deloitte, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about …

Monday briefing: Collaboration to tackle air pollution and accelerate sustainable development

February 19th, 2024

8:31

This week, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the severity of current global air pollution levels, ahead of the climate and …

Weekly podcast – Greenhushing: where’s the sweet spot for corporate climate transparency?

February 15th, 2024

25:10

This week: René Groot Bruinderink, head of climate solutions for the UK and Netherlands at South Pole, speaks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about …

Switching gears to building circular economy within the apparel sector

February 15th, 2024

30:32

Footprinting and circularity expert at Quantis Matthew Hawthorne, and the company's fashion and goods lead Luca Mosca, talk with Innovation Forum's …

On the factory floor: improving women worker labour conditions in Pakistan

February 14th, 2024

4:28

In the next in the factory spotlight series, Rimsha Naaem, assistant factory manager at Pakistan textiles business Crescent Bahuman, talks with Innovation Forum's Savanna Razzaque about the company's initiatives and …

Data-driven farming: tools and technologies for sustainable sourcing

February 14th, 2024

43:32

On 8th February 2024, Innovation Forum and Agmatix hosted the webinar, Data-driven farming: tools and technologies for sustainable sourcing. Listen …

Monday briefing: Indonesian elections amid energy transition commitments

February 12th, 2024

9:00

This week, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the upcoming Indonesian elections and potential impact on energy transition commitments,  being facilitated by a Just Energy Transition Partnership. …

Weekly podcast – Breaking it down: The future of chemical recycling

February 9th, 2024

23:23

This week: Geoff Brighty, head of sustainability at Mura Technology, talks with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about the capabilities of advanced …

Transparency and targets: net zero realities for sustainable palm oil sourcing

February 7th, 2024

16:10

Sime Darby Plantation's chief financial officer, Renaka Ramachandran, speaks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the challenges in net zero target setting and shares guidance on how to effectively develop short- and …

Case study: how apparel manufacturers can tackle worker protection

February 5th, 2024

9:57

Part of the factory voices series, apparel manufacturer Maxport's deputy compliance manager, Huong Do, talks with Innovation Forum's Savanna Razzaque about the company's work improving working conditions and livelihoods …

Monday briefing: collaboration on sustainable development and biodiversity, from India to the US

February 5th, 2024

9:25

This week, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi, which focuses on leadership for sustainable development and climate justice this year. They …

Weekly podcast – A carbon conundrum: how business can thrive in evolving market landscapes

February 1st, 2024

24:42

This week: Jonathan Schuldenfrei, managing director, risk and financial advisory practice at Deloitte, talks with Ian Welsh about regulated and …

One size doesn't fit all: how to develop a sustainable apparel sector

January 31st, 2024

16:11

Bex Hall, head of consulting at Sedex, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about practical steps for business in developing a more sustainable …

Monday briefing: UN SDG stakeholders convene in New York, and celebrating World Wetlands Day

January 29th, 2024

8:46

This week, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about what to expect at the UN Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum held in New York City, to discuss building effective partnerships to advance …

Weekly podcast – From linear limitations to circular progress: emerging trends in the apparel sector

January 25th, 2024

40:59

This week: Matthew Hawthorne, a footprinting and circularity expert, and Luca Mosca, fashion and goods lead for Italy, both at Quantis, talk with …

Reality check: impact measurement and carbon accounting

January 24th, 2024

18:10

Marco Albani, co-founder and CEO of Chloris Geospatial talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the shifting trends in impact measurement and carbon accounting. They discuss the unexpected impacts of being …

Webinar audio: The EUDR Debate: what’s necessary to make it work effectively?

January 23rd, 2024

51:18

On 18th January 2024, Innovation Forum hosted the webinar, 'The EUDR Debate: what's necessary to make it work effectively?' Listen to this podcast episode for the audio recording of the event. 

 

The EU Deforestation …

Monday briefing: Global biodiversity framework progress and the EU’s green transition

January 22nd, 2024

8:32

This week, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the Bern III conference, which continues discussions from 2019 and 2021 to contribute to the effective implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global …

Weekly podcast - Transparency and targets for sustainable palm oil sourcing

January 18th, 2024

28:36

This week: Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh speaks with Renaka Ramachandran, chief financial officer at Sime Darby Plantation, about some of the challenges around interim and 2050 net zero target setting, and the importance …

Monday briefing: World Economic Forum descends on Davos

January 15th, 2024

7:58

This week, Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the sustainable business issues likely to be on the agenda at the 2024 World Economic Forum annual …

Weekly podcast – What does the apparel sector have in store in 2024?

January 11th, 2024

20:36

This week: Bex Hall, head of consulting at Sedex, talks with Ian Welsh about the development of a more sustainable apparel and fashion sector. They …

Is regulation driving effective land, carbon and biodiversity impact measurement?

January 11th, 2024

13:44

Francis Gassert, strategy and impact lead at Vizzuality, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the importance of corporate land, carbon and biodiversity impact measurement in the light of the incoming EU …

Monday briefing: CSRD and Veganuary gear up for action

January 8th, 2024

5:51

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about some of what's coming up. They discuss the implementation of the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the European …

How to put regenerative agriculture into practice

January 4th, 2024

12:11

Dominik Klauser, director of regenerative agriculture at SAI Platform, speaks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh on the challenges and opportunities …

Weekly podcast – Thinking beyond zero deforestation

January 4th, 2024

22:13

This week: Marco Albani, co-founder and CEO of Chloris Geospatial talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the trends in impact measurement and carbon accounting. They discuss the shift from an area-based approach …

Weekly podcast: regenerative agriculture, better decision-making, and what the EUDR means for coffee

December 20th, 2023

59:04

This week: another chance to hear our three most popular podcast interviews of 2023.


 


Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh talks with Rejane Souza, senior …

How is climate change impacting farmers now?

December 20th, 2023

28:35

Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson has spoken to several farmers from across geographies and commodities, to find out how climate change is impacting their crops and their livelihoods.


Hear from Deborah Osei-Mensah, a …

Business action on scope 3 emissions: a US perspective

December 20th, 2023

23:17

During Innovation Forum's recent climate action on scope 3 emissions conference in Washington DC, Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson spoke with some of the participants to reflect on the key topics and conversations over the …

Weekly briefing: sustainable business forecast for 2024

December 18th, 2023

6:06

In the final briefing of the year, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson take a look ahead to the key focal points for sustainable business in 2024. They discuss the legislation moving corporate climate …

Weekly podcast – Why measuring land, carbon and biodiversity impact matters

December 14th, 2023

18:33

This week: Francis Gassert, strategy and impact lead at Vizzuality, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about measuring impact and how to ensure credibility when doing so. They discuss the importance of companies …

Landscape action: how to scale corporate nature, climate and social impacts

December 13th, 2023

27:43

Rodrigue Kreilmann, corporate sustainability governance manager at Mars, and Veronique Bovee, deputy director for responsible sourcing at Proforest, talk with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about Proforest and Tropical …

COPwatch: will we be left enthused or deflated?

December 11th, 2023

10:58

Speaking live from COP28 in Dubai, Owen Bethell, environmental impact lead, global public affairs, at Nestlé shares on-the-spot reflections with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the increasing focus on the global …

Weekly briefing: COP28 progress and prospects for EUDR FAQ

December 11th, 2023

7:55

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the latest at COP28 in Dubai, as final negotiations take place. They discuss the progress in fossil fuel phase-out and concerns in lack …

Weekly podcast – Reality check: the future of regenerative agriculture

December 7th, 2023

16:25

This week: Dominik Klauser, director of regenerative agriculture at SAI Platform, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the key risks and …

The pathway to nature-positive business: definitions, measurements and targets

December 7th, 2023

58:42

On 30th November at 2-3pm CET, Innovation Forum hosted a webinar on nature-positive business approaches in partnership with Golden Agri-Resources. …

Expert insight: future of sustainable commodities and landscapes

December 6th, 2023

37:34

At Innovation Forum’s sustainable commodities and landscapes conference in Amsterdam, Ian Welsh spoke with a number of the expert panellists and …

Monday briefing: Finance, energy and just transition at COP28

December 4th, 2023

7:55

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the conversations coming up at COP28 this week, including themes …

Regenerative food systems in Africa: scaling solutions to empower smallholder farmers

December 1st, 2023

54:43
Over the coming decades, smallholder farmers throughout Africa will play a pivotal role in supporting the continent’s economic development and …

Weekly podcast – Collaboration to drive progress in transforming the food and agriculture sector

November 30th, 2023

30:39

This week: Charlotte Bande, global food and beverage sector lead at Quantis, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about how to improve the weak points in mainstream corporate sustainability decision making within the …

COP28: the imperative for government and company action now, from Julia Butterfly Hill

November 30th, 2023

31:14

Forests activist Julia Butterfly Hill talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about progress and further opportunities for companies and government …

From beans to brew: navigating EUDR’s effects on the coffee sector

November 29th, 2023

22:04

IDH's regional director for Asia landscapes, Chi Tran, and senior programme manager for coffee, Tessa Meulensteen, talk with Innovation Forum's Ian …

Monday briefing: what to expect from COP28

November 27th, 2023

15:46

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the key issues up for negotiation at COP28, which begins this week …

Weekly podcast – The big picture: evolving private sector landscape-level action

November 23rd, 2023

38:38

This week: Rodrigue Kreilmann, corporate sustainability governance manager at Mars, and Veronique Bovee, deputy director for responsible sourcing at Proforest, talk with Ian Welsh about how companies can help accelerate …

Turning nature risk into resilience and how TNFD can help

November 22nd, 2023

19:30

Deloitte's senior manager for sustainability, climate and equity, Nabarun Sengupta, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the evolving …

Monday briefing: saving more than just your wallet on Black Friday

November 20th, 2023

8:38

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the first ever world sustainable transport day on 26th November. Designated by the UN General Assembly, the day aims to raise awareness …

Weekly podcast – Reality check: the impact of EUDR and the US Inflation Reduction Act

November 17th, 2023

29:35

This week: At the recent sustainable commodities and landscapes forum, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh spoke with Pallavi Sharma from Global Rights Compliance, Olivier Tichit from Musim Mas and Giorgio Budi Indrarto from …

Adopting landscape approaches: a how-to guide

November 16th, 2023

28:05

Jack Hurd, executive director of the Tropical Forest Alliance and Emily Kunen, senior director, positive agriculture capabilities and forest risk at …

Weekly briefing: What to expect at Asia-Pacific Climate Week

November 14th, 2023

9:40

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about Asia-Pacific Climate Week, being held in Malaysia to showcase …

Weekly podcast – Live from the conference: the future of climate action and sustainable commodities

November 9th, 2023

21:52

This week: At Innovation Forum's future of climate action conference in Washington DC, Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson discuss the key talking points …

Sustainable plastics and packaging: innovations and challenges ahead

November 8th, 2023

22:45

During Innovation Forum's recent future of plastics and packaging conference in Amsterdam, some of the participants spoke with Ian Welsh, reflecting on the conversations from the two days. These conversations focused in …

Monday briefing: how far are we from meeting the Paris Agreement goals?

November 6th, 2023

10:22

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the launch of this year's UNEP Production Gap report, which tracks the gap between governments' planned fossil fuel production and the …

Weekly podcast – Landscape collaboration to drive progress towards sustainable land use

November 2nd, 2023

37:07

This week: Jack Hurd, executive director of Tropical Forest Alliance, and Emily Kunen, senior director, positive agriculture capabilities and forest …

Re-evaluating the cost of food

November 1st, 2023

17:58

Bex Hall, head of consulting at Sedex, talks to Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about how decreasing food prices, coupled with increasing input costs, …

From nature risk to resilience: rethinking corporate sustainability

October 26th, 2023

23:59

This week: Deloitte's senior manager for sustainability, climate and equity, Nabarun Sengupta talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the role …

Human rights in the forest: How REDD+ projects strengthen human rights in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and local communities

October 25th, 2023

52:42

Successful REDD+ projects that protect forests and preserve biodiversity must work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to …

How climate change is impacting women farmers

October 25th, 2023

10:57

In part two of our farmer voice series, Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson speaks with Deborah Osei-Mensah from the Asunafo Cocoa Cooperative in Ghana. They talk about how farmer like Deborah are experiencing extreme and …

Delivering long-term farm resilience through agroforestry

October 25th, 2023

6:20

In the first part of our farmer voice series, Wakinya Samuel, a smallholder coffee farmer from Bushika Integrated Area Cooperative Enterprise (BIACE) …

Monday briefing: a reality check on Paris progress

October 23rd, 2023

8:38

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the upcoming European Climate Stocktake on EU and global progress on meeting the Paris Agreement, in the leadup to the Global Stocktake. …

Weekly podcast – A coffee conundrum: the impact of EUDR

October 20th, 2023

26:11

This week: IDH's regional director for Asia landscapes, Chi Tran, and senior programme manager for coffee, Tessa Meulensteen, talk with Innovation …

How Cargill future-proofs food systems for good

October 17th, 2023

20:53

Heather Tansey, vice president for environmental sustainability at Cargill, spoke with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about how to move towards a higher-yield, lower impact food supply system to ensure future supply …

Monday briefing: doubling down on climate finance at the World Investment Forum

October 16th, 2023

9:07

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the World Investment Forum, which commences this week in Abu Dhabi, with a focus on investing in sustainable development. Over the five …

Weekly podcast – Compliance, collaboration and chemical recycling: the future of plastics and packaging

October 12th, 2023

31:08

This week: At Innovation Forum's recent future of plastics and packaging conference, Ian Welsh spoke with UNEP’s Llorenç Milà I Canals, Daniel Katz from the Overbrook Foundation and Rainforest Alliance, Sebastian …

How to measure and track corporate emissions data

October 12th, 2023

30:48

Saif Hameed, CEO of Altruistiq, talks with Ian Welsh about how companies can keep on top of data measurement and monitoring, and the tightening …

Transformation, traceability and transparency: from intention to action

October 11th, 2023

20:44

Charlotte Bande, global food and beverage sector lead at Quantis, talks to Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about how businesses are shifting from intention to action, when it comes to real long-term sustainability. They …

Monday briefing: carbon credit trading on Tokyo Stock Exchange

October 9th, 2023

9:42

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about how Tokyo Stock Exchange traded carbon credits will work. They also discuss what we can expect from 2023's Middle East and North Africa …

Is our food undervalued?

October 5th, 2023

27:56

This week: Bex Hall, head of consulting at Sedex, talks to Ian Welsh about the factors that have led to consumer reliance on potentially undervalued …

Tackling deforestation with carbon markets in Cambodia

October 5th, 2023

13:34

Say Samal, former minister for the environment and now deputy prime minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the benefits of REDD+ carbon projects in delivering forest …

Monday briefing: England’s single-use plastics ban explained

October 2nd, 2023

9:32

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about what the incoming single use plastics ban means for businesses in England including retailers, vendors and the hospitality industry. …

Weekly podcast – Delivering future food supply security: a how-to guide

September 28th, 2023

32:11

This week: Cargill's vice president for environmental sustainability, Heather Tansey, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about how supply shocks have impacted the planet's food systems. They discuss the importance …

Going the whole hog? Sustainability in the US pork sector

September 27th, 2023

26:23

Brett Kaysen, senior vice-president, producer and state engagement lead, at the US National Pork Board and Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh case study the sustainability challenges for the pork industry and for protein …

Driving change in fashion: circularity, design innovation and regulation

September 26th, 2023

6:56

At the recent sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York, Innovation Forum's Toby Webb reflects with Karimah Hudda, founder of illumine.earth, about the discussions over the two days of the event. In …

Weekly briefing: Managing food waste across the supply chain

September 25th, 2023

11:23

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, coming up on the 29th September, focusing on taking action to …

Weekly podcast – Farmer voice: how brands and buyers can help smallholders and secure supply

September 22nd, 2023

29:03

This week: As a preview of the 2023 future of plastics and packaging conference in Amsterdam, hear from Ignacio Gavilan, formerly of the Consumer Goods Forum, Jodie Roussell from Nestlé, Eastman’s Camiel Steffanie and …

Dyeing for change: decarbonising the textiles supply chain

September 20th, 2023

11:49

This year at the sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York, Toby Webb talked with Talha Khan, chief executive of Pakistan Environment …

Monday briefing: What to look for at Climate and SDG weeks

September 18th, 2023

6:32

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the Sustainable Development Goals week of events, organised during the UN General Assembly High-level Week. Key themes include climate, …

Weekly podcast – What good corporate data measurement looks like

September 14th, 2023

45:29

This week: Saif Hameed, CEO of Altruistiq, talks with Ian Welsh about the challenges in measuring and tracking corporate emissions data. They discuss …

Collaboration to drive progress on decarbonising apparel supply chains

September 13th, 2023

12:14

At the recent sustainable apparel and textiles conference, Innovation Forum's Toby Webb spoke with Krishna Manda, vice-president for sustainability at Lenzing, about supply chain decarbonisation. They talked about the …

The chemical recycling debate: is there a place for chemical recycling in a net zero and circular world?

September 12th, 2023

57:26
In the midst of our escalating waste crisis and the global call for sustainable solutions, chemical recycling for plastics has emerged as both a …

Monday briefing: temperature check on progress towards achieving SDGs

September 11th, 2023

9:49

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals quadrennial report – the first since 2019 – that focuses on providing evidence that helps …

Weekly podcast – Effective carbon market solutions: how Cambodia is tackling deforestation

September 7th, 2023

16:27

This week: Say Samal, former minister for the environment and now deputy prime minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about how the country benefits from REDD+ carbon …

How to develop resilient food value chains

September 7th, 2023

7:08

JoDee Haala, director of public affairs at Christensen Farms, reflects with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about some of the discussions on food sector resilience raised at the recent future of food conference in …

What does the future for circular textiles look like?

September 6th, 2023

12:15

Steven Bethell, founder of Bank & Vogue, and Innovation Forum's Toby Webb continue the discussions from the recent sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York. They talk about the difference in the …

Monday briefing: charting a greener future during Zero Waste Week

September 4th, 2023

11:30

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about waste awareness campaign Zero Waste Week that focuses on how …

Weekly podcast – Case study: how collaboration can deliver sustainability for the US pork sector

September 1st, 2023

29:58

This week: US National Pork Board's senior vice-president, producer and state engagement lead, Brett Kaysen and Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh case study the US pork industry and its sustainability challenges. They …

The regenerative future for cotton

August 30th, 2023

20:44

Deepika Mishra, global sustainability consultant at US Cotton Trust Protocol, and farmer Mead Hardwick from Hardwick Planting talk with Ian Welsh …

Weekly podcast – Collaboration and finance innovation for apparel and textiles

August 24th, 2023

21:00

This week: At Innovation Forum's sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York, Toby Webb spoke with Talha Khan, chief executive of Pakistan Environment Trust. They spoke about barriers to delivering bottom-up …

What does a successful regenerative agriculture strategy look like?

August 22nd, 2023

17:37

Rejane Souza, senior vice-president for global innovation at Norway-based fertiliser company Yara International, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian …

Monday briefing: innovative solutions at World Water Week

August 21st, 2023

11:37

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about what to look out for from World Water Week. This year's focus is …

Weekly podcast – Climate action: collaboration that delivers apparel supply chain decarbonisation

August 17th, 2023

15:56

This week: At this year's sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York City, Innovation Forum's Toby Webb talked with Krishna Manda, vice-president for sustainability at Lenzing, about the key discussion …

Extending digital traceability beyond apparel supply chains

August 16th, 2023

14:53

Barbara Dunin, director of ESG, marketing and communications at Beontag, talks with Ian Welsh about the impact of radio frequency identification …

Monday briefing: what US Inflation Reduction Act progress one year on?

August 14th, 2023

10:48

In this week's briefing, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson reflect on a year of the US Inflation Reduction Act, which has directed almost $400bn in federal funding in the US to reduce carbon emissions and …

Weekly podcast – How to overcome food value chain sustainability hurdles

August 10th, 2023

23:00

This week: after joining the future of food conference in Minneapolis, JoDee Haala, director of public affairs at pork farmers Christensen Farms, …

On trend: apparel sector traceability and transparency

August 9th, 2023

5:40

On-the-spot reflections from Innovation Forum's Toby Webb and Olam Agri's Jordan Lea talking at Innovation Forum's sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York in June. They discuss the increasing interest in …

Monday briefing: empowering the green generation for change

August 7th, 2023

9:35

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the role of International Day of Indigenous …

Weekly podcast – Regenerative agriculture’s growing potential

August 3rd, 2023

22:31
This week: Rejane Souza, senior vice-president for global innovation, at Norway-based fertiliser company Yara International, talks with Ian Welsh …

Cracking the carbon code: why saving forests is a good investment

August 2nd, 2023

16:19

During his recent trip to Cambodia, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh spoke with Charles Bedford, chief impact officer at Carbon Growth Partners about the …

Monday briefing: Earth Overshoot Day continuously creeps up the calendar

July 31st, 2023

9:53

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about Earth Overshoot Day – this year on 2nd August – when human's annual natural resource use exceeds Earth's ability to …

Weekly podcast – Unlocking digital traceability in apparel supply chains and beyond

July 27th, 2023

18:57

This week: Barbara Dunin, director of ESG, marketing and communications at Beontag, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the importance of product traceability using radiofrequency identification (RFID) …

Weekly podcast – How regenerative practices can shape the future of US cotton

July 20th, 2023

24:46

This week: Deepika Mishra, global sustainability consultant at U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and farmer Mead Hardwick from Hardwick Planting talks with …

Building nature positive agrifood systems

July 18th, 2023

20:33

Matt Inbusch, senior manager at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Mike Nemeth, senior adviser for agriculture and …

Farmer voices: deforestation solutions for smallholders

July 13th, 2023

12:17

This week: On a recent trip to Cambodia, Ian Welsh spoke to Kong Bunchhean, a smallholder farmer living in Sovanna Baitong village in the country’s …

How remote sensing is fuelling nature-positive approaches

July 11th, 2023

25:06

Marco Albani, CEO of Chloris Geospatial, talks with Ian Welsh about the role of remote sensing data in supporting nature-positive approaches, and how …

Monday briefing – UN HLPF renews focus on Covid-19 recovery

July 10th, 2023

7:29

In this week’s preview of what’s coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the UN High-Level Political Forum on …

Weekly podcast – Nature-positive agriculture: a how-to guide

July 6th, 2023

24:42

This week: Matt Inbusch, senior manager at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Mike Nemeth, senior adviser for agriculture …

How agrifood stakeholders can support European farmers in the regenerative transition

July 5th, 2023

58:48

Europe’s agriculture industry, and the farmers at its heart, are under pressure. The challenges faced by farmers are numerous. From the stresses of …

The key to food sector resilience across the value chain

July 4th, 2023

16:50

Rikke Kyllenstjerna, senior vice-president, food chains, at Norway-based fertiliser business Yara International, talks with Ian Welsh about the role …

Monday briefing: How climate change impacts the right to food

July 3rd, 2023

11:24

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the UN Human Rights Council panel on the adverse impacts of climate change on the right to food. They also discuss …

Weekly podcast – How to spot a good carbon project

June 29th, 2023

27:04

This week: Charles Bedford, chief impact officer at Carbon Growth Partners, talks with Ian Welsh about what differentiates a good carbon project and, …

What does the route to a sustainable food and beverage sector look like?

June 28th, 2023

13:57

At Innovation Forum’s recent Future of Food EU conference, Ian Welsh asks Dom de Ville from the Wine Society, Hanne Søndergaard from Arla Foods, Owen …

Monday briefing: London Climate Action Week raises ambition in its fifth year

June 26th, 2023

7:25

In this week’s preview, Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the agenda for London’s fifth Climate Action Week, focusing on themes of accelerating the global clean economy, and delivering a fair, …

Weekly podcast – Remote sensing: The data that gets to grips with carbon impacts

June 22nd, 2023

29:08

This week: Marco Albani, CEO of Chloris Geospatial, talks with Ian Welsh about the developing remote sensing technology that can enable better …

The potential for regenerative cotton in Brazil

June 21st, 2023

14:00

Scheffer's head of commercial, finance and sustainability, Fabiana Furlan, talks with Ian Welsh about the potential for more regenerative …

Monday briefing: Collaboration to drive progress on sustainable apparel and textiles

June 19th, 2023

7:24

In this week's preview, Ian Welsh talks with Catie Ball about the upcoming sustainable apparel and textiles conference in New York City starting this Wednesday. They discuss what attendees can expect and the key themes …

Weekly podcast – Cross-value-chain collaboration for food sector resilience

June 15th, 2023

20:57

This week: Rikke Kyllenstjerna, senior vice-president, food chains, at Norway-based fertiliser business Yara International, talks with Ian Welsh about the company’s all value chain approach to carbon reduction that can …

How digital traceability can drive circularity in the apparel sector

June 13th, 2023

16:13

Debbie Shakespeare, senior director for sustainability and compliance, apparel solutions, at Avery Dennison talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh …

Weekly podcast – What does the future of food look like?

June 8th, 2023

19:47

This week: at Innovation Forum's future of food conference in Minneapolis, some of the expert participants spoke with Ian Welsh, reflecting on …

The power of recycled plastics and packaging

June 6th, 2023

20:41

Katherine Hofmann, sustainability strategic initiatives manager at Eastman, and Ed Higgins, director of product development at Stanley Black & …

Monday briefing: World Environment Day collaboration to tackle plastic pollution

June 5th, 2023

6:22

In this week's preview, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about this year's World Environment Day focusing on solutions to plastic …

Weekly podcast – Regenerative farming: building resilience in modern agriculture

June 1st, 2023

22:35

This week: Ian Welsh recently spoke with Fabiana Furlan, Head of Commercial, Finance and Sustainability at Scheffer in Brazil. They talked about how a regenerative approach can help farmers to overcome reliance on …

The key to a truly responsible palm oil sourcing supply chain

May 30th, 2023

21:02

Chief sustainability officer at Sime Darby Plantation, Rashyid Anwarudin talks to Ian Welsh about the importance of flagging labour rights breaches …

Weekly podcast – Unlocking circularity: the use of technology in apparel supply chains

May 25th, 2023

20:50

This week: Debbie Shakespeare, senior director, sustainability and compliance, apparel solutions, Avery Dennison and Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh …

Webinar – Resilient agriculture: value-chain collaboration for a climate-smart food system

May 24th, 2023

58:27

Left vulnerable from the degradation linked to conventional farming, food crops world-over are increasingly exposed to extreme impacts of climate …

Lifting the curtains: ethical trade and human rights corporate regulation

May 23rd, 2023

15:33

Founding director and director of sustainable sourcing at Brodie partners, Georgie Erangey and Dave Pendlington, follow up with Ian Welsh on some of …

Monday briefing: from COP15 and COP27 commitments to action

May 22nd, 2023

8:13

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about how this year's International Day for …

Weekly podcast – Collaboration to drive progress in recycled products and packaging

May 18th, 2023

25:16

This week: Katherine Hofmann, sustainability strategic initiatives manager at Eastman, and Stanley Black & Decker’s director of product …

The growing potential of agroforestry for coffee supply chains

May 17th, 2023

15:27

Ben Aschenaki, delivery unit lead and rebuild facility lead at Regeneration, talks with Ian Welsh about the role of agroforestry in delivering long …

Webinar – The future of meat debate: what are the best options for human and planetary health?

May 16th, 2023

57:50

The meat sector appears to be at a crossroads. There has been much coverage of the rise and fall (and rise?) of the alternative meat industry. Whilst some critics flag plummeting sales and lower stock prices, others …

Monday briefing: G7 and G20 to discuss climate change and energy transition

May 15th, 2023

8:25

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the G7 summit and G20 meeting this week …

Weekly podcast – Tackling labour rights for truly responsible palm oil sourcing

May 11th, 2023

38:36

This week: Rashyid Anwarudin, chief sustainability officer at Sime Darby Plantation, talks with Ian Welsh about why developing truly responsible …

From concept to reality: Building a resilient apparel net-zero plan

May 11th, 2023

9:50

Scott Kelly, senior vice president at Risilience, talks with Ian Welsh about how apparel brands can go beyond planning and implement effective net-zero plans by 2050. They discuss the importance of measuring emission …

Nestlé Global Virtual Event: Implementing regenerative agriculture at scale

May 10th, 2023

1:29:16

Please note that this is an audio recording of a webinar containing slides and presentations. To view the video recording, click here. 

 

As part …

Weekly briefing: Focus on regenerative future at this year’s World Fair Trade Day

May 9th, 2023

9:51

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the World Fair Trade Day on Saturday 13th focusing on regenerative business for future economy including topics of …

What good ethical trade and human rights regulation looks like

May 5th, 2023

28:31

This week: Brodie partners' founding director, Georgie Erangey, and director of sustainable sourcing, Dave Pendlington, talk with Ian Welsh about …

How to turn pre-consumer apparel ‘waste’ into sustainable yarns

May 3rd, 2023

10:58

Anurag Gupta, managing director at Usha Yarns, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how pre-consumer recycled cotton and post-consumer PET can be used to create new yarns. They compare the footprint of recycled …

How agroforestry can drive progress in coffee supply chains

April 28th, 2023

26:36

This week: Ben Aschenaki, delivery unit lead and rebuild facility lead from Regeneration talks with Ian Welsh talk about the potential of an agroforestry approach and forest coffee supply chain. They discuss the …

Where agribusiness giants stand on gender empowerment and land rights

April 25th, 2023

14:26

Matt Hamiltion, senior advisor on traders and inclusive value chains at Oxfam America shares with Ian Welsh some results from Oxfam's latest Moving …

ESG through the supply chain: Incentives that work on the ground

April 24th, 2023

59:54
In order to hit targets on sustainability issues such as emissions, waste and ethical work conditions, companies must work with suppliers to implement changes on the ground. Asking suppliers to shift behaviour and …

Monday briefing: Rana Plaza collapse ten years on – progress but challenges remain

April 24th, 2023

7:14

In this week's preview of what's coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the ten-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza …

What a fool-proof apparel net-zero plan looks like

April 20th, 2023

14:15

This week: Scott Kelly, senior vice president, Risilience shares guidance with Ian Welsh on how apparel brands can implement effective net-zero plans by 2050. They discuss the importance of measuring carbon emissions …

What does the route to responsible sourcing and ethical trade look like?

April 19th, 2023

18:29

Hear some on-the-spot reflections at the recent responsible sourcing and ethical trade forum in London from Clifford Chance’s Rae Lindsay, Fiona Wheatley from Bakkavor and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s …

Monday briefing: The ongoing transboundary climate risks and adaptation debate

April 17th, 2023

10:43

In this week’s preview of what’s coming up, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the 6th Nordic Conference on Climate Change …

Weekly podcast: How recycled yarns are a route to circularity for the apparel sector

April 14th, 2023

22:42

This week: Anurag Gupta, managing director of Usha Yarns, talks with Ian Welsh about products the company is developing from pre-consumer recycled cotton combined with PET plastic. They discuss the potential for …

Is ’verified deforestation-free’ the future for palm oil?

April 12th, 2023

20:51

Olivier Tichit, director of sustainability at Musim Mas, talks with Ian Welsh about the potential for “verified deforestation-free” programmes to counter the challenges generated by the impending EU deforestation-linked …

Weekly briefing: World Bank renews focus on tackling climate change

April 11th, 2023

9:25

In this week’s preview, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about the World Bank annual spring meetings discussing the global economic outlook with a focus on climate change and sustainable development. …

Weekly podcast – Oxfam goes behind the big agribusiness brands

April 6th, 2023

19:31

This week: Matt Hamilton, senior advisor for inclusive value chains at Oxfam America, highlights the key insights from Oxfam's latest behind the brands report benchmarking the activities of the world’s biggest …

Why the new UN High Seas treaty matters

April 4th, 2023

13:12

Andreas Hansen, senior policy advisor of ocean and conservation finance at The Nature Conservancy, talks with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about …

Monday briefing: Climate change focus at World Health Day, and Canada’s carbon tax hike

April 3rd, 2023

8:55

In this week’s preview of what’s coming up, Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about why the World Health Organisation, celebrating its 75th anniversary this week, is focusing on climate change in this …

Weekly podcast – On the road to responsible sourcing and ethical trade

March 30th, 2023

22:26

This week: During Innovation Forum’s responsible sourcing and ethical trade event in London, some of the expert participants spoke with Ian Welsh, reflecting on conversations from the conference. They discussed the …

Will climate denial conspiracy theories become a thing of the past?

March 28th, 2023

20:30

Brendan May, sustainable business commentator and chair of Robertsbridge, talks with Ian Welsh about the key sustainable business trends from …

Closing the loop: The role of recycled and recyclable materials in a circular economy

March 27th, 2023

1:01:44

We know that upcycling, recycling, and the use of recycled materials are pillars of a circular apparel industry. However, challenges to scale remain …

Monday briefing: Will the revised UK net-zero strategy deliver?

March 27th, 2023

16:00

In a preview of what's coming up this week, Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about what to look out for in the UK government's refreshed net-zero strategy, and contrast it with other approaches in in …

Weekly podcast – Why ten years of progress on deforestation is at risk

March 23rd, 2023

28:24

This week: Olivier Tichit, director of sustainability at Musim Mas, talks with Ian Welsh about some unintended consequences of EU’s new regulation …

How due diligence regulation levels the playing field

March 21st, 2023

25:46

Bayer’s head of ethics and social impact, Janina Lukas, talks with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about how business can adapt and engage in changing legislation on ethics and social impact. They talk about the continued …

Monday briefing: IPCC’s latest assessments and a watershed moment for the UN?

March 20th, 2023

10:08

In a new preview of what’s coming up, Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh and Bea Stevenson talk about what to look out for in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report summing up its recent conclusions in …

Weekly podcast – Sea change: what to expect from the UN oceans treaty

March 15th, 2023

21:35

This week: Senior policy advisor for ocean and conservation finance at The Nature Conservancy, Andreas Hansen, talks with Innovation Forum’s Bea …

Can business deliver on the ‘how’ of decarbonisation?

March 13th, 2023

22:01

Tom Thackray, director of decarbonisation at the Confederation of British Industry, talks with Ian Welsh about the role of UK business in driving …

Reality check: how is business tackling the big sustainability challenges?

March 9th, 2023

29:20

This week: Brendan May, sustainable business commentator and chair of Robertsbridge, reflects with Ian Welsh on the key sustainable business global …

The Carbon Debate: what reforms are necessary for voluntary carbon markets?

March 7th, 2023

52:11
Recently, corporate use of voluntary carbon markets and verified emissions credits has come under intense scrutiny and debate. On one side, reporting …

How to get to grips with ethical trade due diligence

March 6th, 2023

17:24

Peter McAllister, executive director of the Ethical Trading Initiative, talks with Ian Welsh about the complexities of ethical trade and emerging corporate engagement to untangling the risks within these systemic …

Bayer on what good ethical trade legislation looks like

March 2nd, 2023

34:09

This week: Janina Lukas, head of ethics and social impact at Bayer, talks about the impacts of ethics and social policy on business. Talking with Ian …

Towards clarity and consensus: How apparel brands can measure their biodiversity impacts for a nature-positive future

February 28th, 2023

1:00:27

The WEF has identified biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as one of the fastest deteriorating global risks over the next decade. With close …

How cocoa-free chocolate can be a win-win opportunity

February 27th, 2023

9:10

CEO and co-founder of WNWN Food Labs Ahrum Pak talks with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about a sustainable alternative to chocolate created from …

Weekly podcast – Effective business and government collaboration on decarbonisation

February 23rd, 2023

30:23

This week: Tom Thackray, director of the decarbonisation programme at the Confederation of British Industry, talks with Ian Welsh about ways for …

Clarity and collaboration to protect migrant workers

February 20th, 2023

18:06

Andrew Wallis, CEO of anti-slavery NGO Unseen, talks with Ian Welsh about the importance of scrutiny and collaboration to protect migrant workers. …

Weekly podcast: Sourcing challenges in a global value chains perfect storm

February 16th, 2023

25:43

This week: Peter McAllister, executive director of the Ethical Trading Initiative, explores the complexities of human rights and ethical trade for business in a challenging global environment. He talks about changing …

What genuine collaboration in delivering a living wage looks like

February 13th, 2023

24:23

Tiffany Rogers, director of fair compensation and member engagement at the Fair Labor Association, talks with Innovation Forum's Hanna Halmari about the impacts of corporate living wage commitments to improve worker …

Weekly podcast – Can the future of chocolate be cocoa-free?

February 9th, 2023

17:24

This week: Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson talks with Ahrum Pak, CEO and co-founder of WNWN Food Labs about the launch of first cocoa-free …

Collaboration to drive progress on farmer-focused food resilience

February 7th, 2023

15:24

Michelle Grogg, vice president for corporate responsibility and sustainable development at Cargill, talks with Ian Welsh about managing current disruptors to the food supply chain and delivering long-term food …

Weekly podcast – The urgent need for better migrant worker protection

February 2nd, 2023

26:42

This week: Andrew Wallis, CEO of anti-slavery NGO Unseen, talks about the ongoing challenges for migrant worker protection for business in the UK and beyond. He discusses the importance of good human rights legislations …

Are there reasons to be cheerful about business progress on human rights?

January 30th, 2023

17:38

Phil Bloomer, executive director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, reflects with Ian Welsh on global collective efforts and …

Weekly podcast – How the apparel sector can deliver on living wage commitments

January 26th, 2023

31:58

This week: Tiffany Rogers, director of fair compensation and member engagement at the Fair Labor Association talks with Innovation Forum's Hanna Halmari about how apparel business can make living income commitments, as …

What the EU’s deforestation-free rules will mean for business

January 23rd, 2023

8:35

Anke Schulmeister-Oldenhove, WWF senior forest policy officer, UN policy office, talks with Innovation Forum’s Bea Stevenson about the EU's new …

Weekly podcast – How to build food sector supply resilience

January 19th, 2023

22:51

This week: Cargill's vice-president for corporate responsibility and sustainable development, Michelle Grogg, talks about the necessary action points that can deliver global food resilience amid disruptions such as …

Sustainable supply chains: Key trends for 2023

January 19th, 2023

59:19

Supply chain sustainability is a key corporate goal. In a fast-changing environment, much business discussion has centred around the need to adapt and strive towards sustainability throughout the value chain.

In this …

Collaboration to drive progress on deforestation for Indonesian palm oil

January 19th, 2023

16:15

Bara Robyn, partnerships and development lead at Earthworm Indonesia, talks with Ian Welsh about Earthworm Foundation's project with a palm oil business, Laot Bangko, to drive sustainability within the palm oil sector …

Weekly podcast: What business might get right on ethical trade in 2023

January 12th, 2023

26:24

This week: Phil Bloomer, executive director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, talks about some reasons for optimism for business and human rights this year. He discusses the positive changes in public …

Human rights beyond the Qatar World Cup

January 10th, 2023

20:17

John Morrison, CEO of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, talks with Ian Welsh about a moment of opportunity for human rights and forced …

Weekly podcast: What to expect from the EU’s deforestation-linked products ban

January 5th, 2023

15:54

This week: Anke Schulmeister-Oldenhove, senior forest policy officer at WWF in Brussels, talked with Bea Stevenson about the incoming EU regulations …

UN global pact: Trying to turn off the plastics tap

January 5th, 2023

16:59

Environmental Investigation Agency's ocean campaign leader Christina Dixon talked with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about the priorities for the …

Weekly podcast: Nestlé’s focus on scope 3 emissions, and a realistic plan to end deforestation

December 21st, 2022

45:06

This week: Another chance to hear the two most popular podcast interviews of 2022.

At Innovation Forum's future of climate action conference, Rob …

Carbon removal, conservation and community resilience: How blue carbon can deliver at scale

December 16th, 2022

1:02:14

As the world’s greatest carbon sink, the ocean and its coastal ecosystems are an essential part of the solution to the climate emergency. Blue carbon …

Weekly podcast: Working on the ground within Indonesia’s palm oil sector

December 16th, 2022

20:43

This week: Partnerships and development lead at Earthworm Indonesia, Bara Robyn, talks with Ian Welsh about the importance of working closely with …

What does the route to sustainable landscapes and commodities look like?

December 13th, 2022

16:44

Some on-the-spot reflections at the recent sustainable landscapes and commodities forum in Amsterdam from Tesco's Anna Turrell, Anita Neville from …

Weekly podcast – Can more focus on human rights be the Qatar World Cup’s legacy?

December 8th, 2022

28:39

This week: John Morrison, CEO of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, talks with Ian Welsh about the prospects for a higher profile for human …

Climate risk and adaptation: How to prepare farmers for the effects of climate change

December 7th, 2022

48:33

In a warming world, farmers remain among the most vulnerable to the increasing environmental hazards brought on by climate change. To mitigate these …

Monitoring soil health for sustainable and resilient farming

December 7th, 2022

17:00

Biome Maker's co-founder and chief scientific officer, Alberto Acedo, talks with Ian Welsh about the company's BeCrop soil health testing technology …

Why we need to address plastic production before tackling pollution

December 1st, 2022

24:16

This week, Christina Dixon, ocean campaign leader at the Environmental Investigation Agency talks with Innovation Forum’s Bea Stevenson about the …

West Africa’s waste collection challenges

November 29th, 2022

13:05

Circularium Africa lead advisor and Global Plastic Action Partnership consultant Clem Ugorji talks with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about how to …

What does the future of plastics and packaging look like?

November 28th, 2022

19:08

During Innovation Forum’s recent future of plastics and packaging event in Amsterdam, some of the expert participants spoke with Ian Welsh, …

Weekly podcast – COP27 outcomes: Why the role of business is more important than ever

November 25th, 2022

22:15

This week: Business and climate journalist Mike Scott reflects with Ian Welsh on the recent COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, evaluating the outcomes and commitments made. They discuss the progress on loss …

Leadership for landscapes and forests: integrating actions and stakeholders

November 21st, 2022

22:48

Proforest's Africa regional director, Abraham Baffoe, and deputy director for conservation and land use, Mike Senior, talk with Ian Welsh about what effective landscape approaches look like in practice. They identify …

Weekly podcast – Why traceability matters: blockchain solutions for sustainable chemistry

November 17th, 2022

25:06

This week: Isabella Tonaco, vice-president for strategy execution and marketing, renewable polymers and chemicals at Neste, and Mezbah Sabur, founder …

How Cargill is working to deliver on its cocoa promises

November 16th, 2022

12:28

Rupert Day, farmer livelihoods advisor at Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, talks with Ian Welsh about how the Cargill Cocoa Promise programme is designed …

COPwatch: Has time run out for 1.5C?

November 14th, 2022

14:12

Reckitt’s global head of sustainability David Croft gives some in-person insights from the COP27 meetings in Egypt. He reflects, talking with Ian Welsh, on what progress was made in the opening few days as the …

Weekly podcast – Information is power: how to test soil health and drive agricultural sustainability

November 10th, 2022

27:21

This week: Alberto Acedo, co-founder and chief scientific officer at Biome Makers, talks about how the company’s BeCrop technology can test soil …

Bottom-up collaboration to improve landscape and livelihoods

November 8th, 2022

24:53

Proforest's deputy director for company collaboration Veronique Bovee, and landscape coordinator for Indonesia Mila Nuh, talk with Ian Welsh about …

Weekly podcast: Incentives to improve inadequate waste infrastructure in west Africa

November 4th, 2022

23:47

This week: Clem Ugorji from the Global Plastic Action Partnership, formerly vice-president for public affairs communications and sustainability for …

Optimised guidelines to reduce deforestation and land conversion impacts

October 31st, 2022

17:49

Leah Samberg, lead scientist, global policy, at Rainforest Alliance, and McDonald's sustainability director, nature and climate, Pete Garbutt, talk …

Weekly podcast: What does landscape approach delivery actually look like?

October 28th, 2022

27:19

This week: Mike Senior and Abraham Baffoe from Proforest discuss how landscape approaches can work in practice, and the growing momentum over the past few years from companies making commitments and investments – …

Packaging decarbonisation: what are the incentives to drive success?

October 27th, 2022

27:31

Juliet Ermer and Sarah Laidler from the Carbon Trust talk with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh about decarbonisation in the packaging sector, and what …

Remote-sensing innovations for net-zero and nature-positive supply chains

October 25th, 2022

1:01:29

For companies working towards their net-zero and nature-positive commitments, the need for clear and reliable intelligence on natural capital is …

Weekly podcast: Why brands need to commit to farmer incomes

October 21st, 2022

27:11

This week: Rupert Day, farmer livelihoods advisor at Cargill cocoa and chocolate, discusses some of the sector innovations that are making a real …

Transforming supply chains in India through regenerative agriculture

October 21st, 2022

7:29

Rahul Raj, co-founder of Sasya Produce talks with Ian Welsh talk about the company's priority to support farmers to implement sustainable …

Voices from the farm: Priorities, challenges and aspirations for sustainable transformation

October 18th, 2022

59:34

Farmers are at the core of sustainable commodities production; however too often, they are not given a seat at the table.

Ahead of our Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities conference in November, our online panel of …

How Nestlé advocates for effective climate action

October 14th, 2022

19:07

Owen Bethell, environment impact lead from the global public affairs team at Nestlé, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about Nestlé's …

Weekly podcast: Delivering successful landscape outcomes for Indonesia’s forests

October 14th, 2022

36:39

This week: Veronique Bovee, senior project manager, and Mila Nuh, southeast Asia regional landscape coordinator, at Proforest, talk about why preserving forests and ecosystems can mean adopting taking a pragmatic …

How REDD+ is saving Cambodia’s forests: Southern Cardamom REDD+ project

October 14th, 2022

17:41

Innovation Forum and Everland present a podcast focusing on the Wildlife Alliance Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project from the recent webinar, How REDD+ is working to save Cambodia's forests.

 

The project is located in the …

Farmer focus: Cargill’s collaboration for restoration in Brazil

October 6th, 2022

11:28

Renata Nogueira, South America sustainability lead at Cargill, talks with Ian Welsh about partnering with farmers in Brazil in developing the …

Weekly podcast: Packaging’s carbon impacts unpacked

October 6th, 2022

32:27

This week: Sarah Laidler and Juliet Ermer from the Carbon Trust talk about the evolving impacts of packaging, what good policy looks like, and …

Progress on deforestation: where are the chinks of light?

October 6th, 2022

33:42

Rhett Butler, founder of Mongabay, and Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb talk about the latest trends in tackling deforestation in the world’s tropical …

Weekly podcast: Get to grips with deforestation and land conversion impacts: a how-to guide

September 29th, 2022

25:48

This week: Leah Samberg, Rainforest Alliance's lead scientist, global policy, and lead on the Accountability Framework initiative, and Pete Garbutt, …

What do we really mean by net zero?

September 27th, 2022

17:15

Tiphaine Aries, consultant at the Carbon Trust, talks with Ian Welsh about how companies are responding to the pressures from stakeholders to plan …

Circular by design: How apparel brands can make informed choices

September 26th, 2022

1:00:19
All materials have impacts. Whether it be fossil fuel inputs, land and chemical use, or human rights issues, brands are keen to show verifiable, data driven improvements in their sourcing choices. There are emerging …

Weekly podcast: What an effective vertical food supply chain looks like

September 22nd, 2022

14:28

This week: Insight from Rahul Raj, co-CEO of Indian vegetable supplier Sasya Produce. The company specialises in high quality packaged products and …

A how-to guide for a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain

September 22nd, 2022

16:56

Goetz Martin, director for sustainability and strategic projects at Golden Agri-Resources, discusses with Ian Welsh why companies are now really …

Weekly podcast: Nestlé’s road to a collaborative net-zero strategy

September 15th, 2022

23:30

This week: Owen Bethell, environmental impact lead, global public affairs, at Nestlé, talks about the company's decarbonisation strategy, and the need for corporate climate advocacy, working with governments, peer …

Why supplier relationships are key to achieving ambitious targets

September 15th, 2022

19:07

Britvic’s supply chain director Nigel Paine talks with Ian Welsh about how the £2bn soft drinks business goes about identifying its material impacts, …

Is the revolution in plant-based diets a fixture?

September 14th, 2022

14:52

Chiara Vitali, senior consultant at Robertsbridge, discusses with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh some new research into trends in patterns of meat …

Weekly podcast: Cargill’s commodity sourcing challenges in Brazil

September 9th, 2022

36:38

This week: Renata Nogueira from Cargill discusses how to work with suppliers in Brazil to prevent land conversion and report degraded ecosystems. And Tiphaine Aries from the Carbon Trust talks about corporate net zero …

Due diligence regulation – the risk of smallholder exclusion

September 9th, 2022

20:52

Assistant professor of environmental policy at ETH Zürich Rachael Garrett and Musim Mas’s director of sustainability Olivier Tichit talk with Ian …

What bold environmental and social regulation implementation looks like

September 7th, 2022

32:07

Environment and human rights expert Etelle Higonnet, formerly senior advisor at the National Wildlife Federation, talks with Innovation Forum’s Toby …

Weekly podcast: How supply transparency drives competitive advantage

September 2nd, 2022

20:32

This week: Goetz Martin, director for sustainability and strategic projects at Golden Agri-Resources, talks about how ambitious brand targets are now …

The engagement, governance and integration pillars for net zero success

September 1st, 2022

12:14

Krishna Manda, vice-president for corporate sustainability at Lenzing, the textile sector fibre manufacturer, talks with Ian Welsh about how the business has established a net zero strategy. They discuss the importance …

Weekly podcast: Britvic’s sparkling net zero and packaging strategy

August 25th, 2022

38:33

This week: Insight from soft drinks manufacturer Britvic’s supply chain director Nigel Paine into the company’s carbon reduction and net zero strategy, developing better supply chain relationships. He talks about how …

Palm oil’s evolving regulatory risks

August 25th, 2022

10:03

Ian Suwarganda, head of policy and partnerships at Golden Agri-Resources, talks with Ian Welsh about how regulatory changes in the EU, US and …

How to boost soil health and accurately measure the carbon benefits

August 24th, 2022

48:50

At the recent online future of food conference, Anastasia Volkova, CEO of Regrow, Britt Lundgren, director of organic and sustainable agriculture at …

Weekly podcast: Why traceability is not all good news for palm oil

August 18th, 2022

28:21

This week: Palm oil company Musim Mas's director of sustainability Olivier Tichit, and assistant professor of environmental policy at ETH Zürich …

Apparel companies’ role in overcoming barriers to circularity

August 17th, 2022

45:31

At Innovation Forum’s recent sustainable apparel and textiles conference Toby Webb was joined by Anurag Gupta, managing director at Usha Yarns, and Madeleine Michell, social conscience communications officer at Toast. …

Weekly podcast: How to plot a realistic and robust route to net zero

August 12th, 2022

22:49

This week: Krishna Manda, vice-president for corporate sustainability at textile sector fibre manufacturer Lenzing talks about what an effective net zero strategy looks like. This includes getting interim targets right, …

Fast fashion has ten years left. If so, what’s next?

August 11th, 2022

47:18

Zalando’s CEO Robert Gentz has stated that the apparel industry must “abandon the fast fashion business model within the next ten years”. The steep environmental costs of the take-make-waste system are obviously …

Regenerative agriculture: do believe the hype?

August 10th, 2022

18:47

James Ede, group sustainability lead for starches, sweetners and texturisers at Cargill, and Andrew Voysey, head of impact and carbon at Soil …

Weekly podcast: Agri-sector entrepreneurs backed by Tesco and WWF

August 5th, 2022

29:58

This week: Representatives of the winning projects from WWF and Tesco’s Innovation Connections programme for agricultural supply chain entrepreneurs, …

How direct law enforcement prevents deforestation in Cambodia

August 5th, 2022

10:35

Dr Suwanna Gauntlett, founder and CEO of anti-deforestation NGO Wildlife Alliance, talks with Ian Welsh about how protection of forests on the ground is essential to halt deforestation in Cambodia. They discuss the …

Green agriculture: how fertiliser partnership makes perfect

August 3rd, 2022

17:07

Birgitte Holter, head of green and low carbon fertilisers at Yara, and Claes Johansson, head of sustainable development at Lantmännen, talk with Ian …

How the palm oil sector is shifting from environmental to social sustainability

July 29th, 2022

14:26

Ian Suwarganda, head of policy and partnerships at Golden Agri-Resources, speaks to Ian Welsh about going beyond compliance with new due diligence …

Why net zero could be too narrow a target

July 27th, 2022

21:43

At IF's Future of Climate Action Conference, Rob Cameron, global head of public affairs and ESG engagement at Nestlé, spoke to Ian Welsh about why companies need to continue to focus on carbon, take immediate action at …

How to address leakage and establish baselines in deforestation projects

July 26th, 2022

18:30

Josh Tosteson, president of Everland, outlines a new plan to tackle deforestation at scale through rapidly developing new REDD+ forest projects in threatened landscapes around the world, and accessing the unprecedented …

Weekly podcast: Renewable energy sector’s community-level human rights risks

July 12th, 2022

26:36

This week: Sam Szoke-Burke, senior legal researcher at the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment in New York, and Ikal Ang’elei, co-founder and …

How brands can create jobs for refugees in their supply chains

July 12th, 2022

13:48

Nick O’Flaherty, director of UNSTUCK, and Sarah Maurer, head of new product development at Chobani, talk with Innovation Forum’s Emily Heslop about UNSTUCK’s market-driven model that partners with consumer brands to …

What can apparel learn from other sectors on living incomes?

July 12th, 2022

48:19

At Innovation Forum’s recent sustainable apparel and textiles conference, Toby Webb was joined by Anke Ehlers, managing director for global corporate responsibility at Aldi Süd, and Remco Kouwenhoven, social innovation …

What are the drivers for regenerative agriculture at the farm level, and within the value chain?

July 7th, 2022

22:19

This week: James Ede, Group Sustainability Lead for Starches, Sweetners and Texturisers at Cargill, and Andrew Voysey, Head of Impact and Carbon at Soil Capital, speak to Ian Welsh about why both businesses and farmers …

How climate targets are shifting from what’s achievable to what’s necessary

July 7th, 2022

14:13

Ian Welsh talks to business and climate strategy expert Iain Watt about some of the challenges for companies in getting to net-zero emissions. He argues the need to recognise that science mandates that timeframes are …

Weekly podcast: How to tackle land speculation and deforestation in SE Asia

June 28th, 2022

17:19

This week: Dr Suwanna Gauntlett, founder and CEO of anti-deforestation NGO Wildlife Alliance, talks about how better law enforcement to prevent illegal forest clearance, combined with developing better economic …

Reductions and removals: How do you integrate the two into a successful climate strategy?

June 28th, 2022

57:44

As companies strive to meet their net-zero targets, they must rapidly reduce their supply chain emissions. Leading companies are beginning to go one step further to develop ‘insetting’ programmes that actively remove …

Weekly podcast: Why Nestlé is focusing on scope 3 emissions

June 24th, 2022

25:59

This week: Rob Cameron, global head of public affairs and ESG engagement at Nestlé, talks about why companies need to continue to focus on carbon, take immediate action at scale, and the potential benefits from …

Five agri-sector innovation projects backed by Tesco and WWF

June 23rd, 2022

26:02

Innovation Connections from Tesco and WWF is a new accelerator programme that has paired pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers to fast-track innovation in the supply chain.

In May, a group of finalists pitched …

Weekly podcast: How deforestation can realistically be eliminated by 2030

June 17th, 2022

33:35

This week: Josh Tosteson, president of Everland, outlines a new plan to tackle deforestation at scale through rapidly developing new REDD+ forest projects in threatened landscapes around the world, and accessing the …

How the apparel sector can collaborate to decarbonise

June 17th, 2022

22:36

Anant Ahuja, head of organisational development at Indian apparel manufacturer Shahi Exports, talks with Ian Welsh about the importance of long-term relationships between brands and manufacturers to allow for the …

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