Weekly podcast – Beyond the bare minimum: delivering long-term responsible recruitment
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2d ago
This week: Neill Wilkins, head of the migrant workers programme at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the ongoing challenges in responsible recruitment including worker fees. They discuss the current business impact on human rights and efforts to tackle human rights risks specifically for women workers.   Plus: Forest 500 report highlights deforestation laggards; recycled yarn business Renewcell files for bankruptcy; EU’s CSDDD implementation stalls; and, the European Parliament approves new nature restoration law, in the news digest ..read more
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How advanced recycling can tackle plastic waste
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
4d ago
Mura Technology's head of sustainability Geoff Brighty talks with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about innovations in waste plastic recycling that can help decarbonise the plastics and chemicals sectors. They discuss the role of new EU legislations in crafting the technology's future and, in turn, how chemical recycling will support in delivering a more circular approach to plastic use ..read more
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Weekly podcast – Corporate giants' massive role in climate transition
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1w ago
This week: Pilar Cruz, chief sustainability officer at international food business Cargill, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the role of big business in driving the climate change mitigation and adaptation agenda. They discuss the trends of widespread corporate accountability and transitioning towards multi-stakeholder collaboration to tackle climate issues.   Plus: Institute for Human Rights and Business and the Sustainable Shipping Initiative highlight continued sector illegal recruitment fees; petrochemical companies accused of exaggerating plastic recycling potential; and ..read more
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How to ensure factory worker safety
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1w ago
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 improve livelihoods. They discuss the importance of collaboration with organisations such as the UN Development Programme and the International Labour Organisation to train supervisors and managers to comply with safety regulations ..read more
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Carbon frontier: carbon market insights for today's businesses
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1w ago
Jonathan Schuldenfrei, managing director of the risk and financial advisory practice at Deloitte, talks with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about impact and opportunities from carbon markets for businesses on the route to net zero. They discuss the current changes in the regulated and voluntary carbon markets and share guidance on practical next steps for business in engaging with them ..read more
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Monday briefing: Collaboration to tackle air pollution and accelerate sustainable development
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1w ago
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 clean air conference taking place in Kenya this week. They also discuss what to expect at the Asia-Pacific forum on sustainable development in Thailand as stakeholders review progress on 2030 sustainability agenda.   Plus: Innovation Forum's Catie Ball shares updates and introduces this year's knowledge collaborator on the sustainable apparel and textiles conference USA held in New York City on 25th-26th June. Click here for more information an ..read more
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Weekly podcast – Greenhushing: where’s the sweet spot for corporate climate transparency?
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2w ago
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 the company's latest annual net zero report and what is driving corporate action on climate change. They discuss the rise of “greenhushing” for businesses and the implications of this.   Plus: Amazon rainforest could reach tipping point by 2050; palm oil deforestation on the rise in Indonesia; European Union's corporate sustainability due diligence directive vote delays; and, Barclays to cease funding of oil and gas, in the news digest by In ..read more
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Switching gears to building circular economy within the apparel sector
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2w ago
Footprinting and circularity expert at Quantis Matthew Hawthorne, and the company's fashion and goods lead Luca Mosca, talk with Innovation Forum's Ian Welsh about the growing circular economy models developing in the apparel sector and what these transitions will look like in practice. They discuss sector-specific barriers to success and share step-by-step guidance on how business can lead the transition ..read more
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On the factory floor: improving women worker labour conditions in Pakistan
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2w ago
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 policies to support female workers in the factory. They also discuss how to develop labour conditions to enhance the well-being of female workers ..read more
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Data-driven farming: tools and technologies for sustainable sourcing
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2w ago
On 8th February 2024, Innovation Forum and Agmatix hosted the webinar, Data-driven farming: tools and technologies for sustainable sourcing. Listen to the audio version of the recording here. As challenges mount within the food and beverage sector, the need for enhanced visibility at the field level has never been more crucial. Companies are grappling with the complexities of fluctuating crop yields, diminishing soil health, and escalating threats posed by pests and diseases. Simultaneously, the increasing influence of legislation and heightened security necessitate clear reporting verificatio ..read more
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