Global conference tackling deforestation

September 5, 2014 in Our View, Press Releaseas

A global conference combatting deforestation has recently been launched by Innovation Forum. The event – How business can tackle deforestation – is to be held in London on 28-29 October.

The key objective of the conference is to bring together the key players in the space to promote discussion and progress, as business strives to remove deforestation from the corporate supply chain.

Some of the speakers and senior participants already confirmed for the event include:

  • Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel and Former EU Trade Commissioner
  • Dhaval Buch, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever
  • Jeremy Goon, Group Head, CSR, Wilmar
  • Scott Poynton, Executive Director, TFT
  • Sarah Schaefer, Global Corporate Sustainability Director, Mars
  • Simo Honkanen, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Neste Oil

Also confirmed are senior executives from Greenpeace, M&S, New Britain Palm Oil, Global Witness, Ikea, GSK, Rainforest Alliance, McDonald’s, B&Q, Ferrero and many more.

For more information on this conference and the surrounding analysis, head to for more details.