What the EU’s deforestation-free rules will mean for business
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
4d ago
Anke Schulmeister-Oldenhove, WWF senior forest policy officer, UN policy office, talks with Innovation Forum’s Bea Stevenson about the EU's new deforestation-linked products ban. They discuss what the legislation will look like for business once entered into force with customs controls and heightened infringement prosecution, and the significance of due diligence risk assessments for EU imports and exports ..read more
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Collaboration to drive progress on deforestation for Indonesian palm oil
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1w ago
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 in Indonesia. They discuss the challenges of deforestation, land tenure and labour issues with Laot Bangko’s section head of the sustainability and smallholder scheme, Wahyudi Putro Widodo, and present their progress in sustainability policy development, conflict mapping and resolution, and progress on no deforestation, peat or exploitation (NDPE) palm oil production ..read more
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Weekly podcast: What business might get right on ethical trade in 2023
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2w ago
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 perception that are helping to drive corporate action, and why there is greater willingness from governments to cooperate on commitments such as the just transition and the outcomes from the ongoing war in Ukraine. Plus: further proof of land conversion impacts from corporate zero-deforestation commitments from University of York; backlash from human rights groups on the continued ..read more
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Human rights beyond the Qatar World Cup
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
2w ago
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 labour issues following the recent Fifa World Cup in Qatar. They discuss human rights risks and opportunities for businesses with increasing traceability, and requirements from trade and investment communities, and the growing prospects for companies engaging on human rights agenda as conversations on the just transition and green economy develop ..read more
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Weekly podcast: What to expect from the EU’s deforestation-linked products ban
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
3w ago
This week: Anke Schulmeister-Oldenhove, senior forest policy officer at WWF in Brussels, talked with Bea Stevenson about the incoming EU regulations banning imports of products linked to deforestation. They discussed the paradigm shift within the agricultural sector that this will drive, the impacts of a due diligence approach and the limitations of the new regulation. Plus: Shell to pay €15m to Nigerian communities impacted by oil pipeline leaks in 2004; the World Bank's evolution roadmap showing lending commitment to address climate change; technology’s potential to cut 40% of costs in deliv ..read more
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UN global pact: Trying to turn off the plastics tap
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
3w ago
Environmental Investigation Agency's ocean campaign leader Christina Dixon talked with Innovation Forum's Bea Stevenson about the priorities for the United Nations global pact on plastic pollution, in the lead up to the first negotiation session which took place in late 2022. They discussed the shared urgency to tackle plastic pollution and the importance of having a legally binding instrument for transparent plastic production reporting, agreement on definitions and financing ..read more
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Weekly podcast: Nestlé’s focus on scope 3 emissions, and a realistic plan to end deforestation
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1M ago
This week: Another chance to hear the two most popular podcast interviews of 2022. At Innovation Forum's future of climate action conference, Rob Cameron, vice-president and global head of public affairs and ESG engagement at Nestlé, spoke about why companies need to continue to focus on carbon, take immediate action at scale, and the potential benefits from regenerative agriculture. He argued that there will be no transition to a low carbon economy unless it is a “just transition”, and put the case for always following the science in corporate action on climate change.  And, Josh Tosteso ..read more
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Carbon removal, conservation and community resilience: How blue carbon can deliver at scale
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1M ago
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 projects protect and restore marine ecosystems, such as tidal marshes, seagrasses and mangroves – which can sequester up to ten times as much carbon as a land-based forest. Companies have a vital role to play in blue carbon. By investing in projects, business can scale the supply of high-quality blue carbon credits and simultaneously meet their own net-zero and nature positive commitments. In this webinar, we discussed: • Why coastal ecosystems o ..read more
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What does the route to sustainable landscapes and commodities look like?
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1M ago
Some on-the-spot reflections at the recent sustainable landscapes and commodities forum in Amsterdam from Tesco's Anna Turrell, Anita Neville from Golden Agri-Resources, Craig Tribolet from APRIL, Glenn Hurowitz from Mighty Earth, Josh Tosteson from Everland, Patrick Houdry from Airbus, Michiel Hendriksz from FarmStrong Foundation, Eloisa Menguzzo from PGGM and Innovation Forum senior associate Peter Stanbury, talking with Ian Welsh. They highlight the use of science-based targets and satellite monitoring, the need for transparency and sustainable sourcing, and opportunities for voluntary carb ..read more
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Weekly podcast – Can more focus on human rights be the Qatar World Cup’s legacy?
Innovation Forum Podcast
by Innovation Forum
1M ago
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 rights and forced labour issues following the Fifa World Cup in Qatar and the COP27 conference in Egypt. They discuss the importance of ensuring a just transition as the world economy decarbonises and some reasons for optimism in 2023, including the increase in consumer-driven business ethics. Plus: EU's new regulation banning all products linked to deforestation revealed; more corporate biodiversity commitments and actions needed, says CDP; World ..read more
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