Agenda

The conference is a one-day face-to-face event where delegates can hear directly from industry-leading speakers how business sustainability can influence their bottom line.

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker, contact komal.singh@akabomedia.co.uk.

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Chair's Opening Remarks
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Are 2030 targets achievable or simply too ambitious?
  • Innovative techniques to reaching your net zero goals
  • What can global corporations implement to reduce their carbon emissions within the supply chain?
  • How can sustainability challenges be conquered at each stage of the supply chain?
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How can companies get a better handle on their Scope 3 emissions?
  • The reduction of Scope 3 GHG emission within the supply chain
  • Ensuring sustainability at every stage of the supply chain from supplier to consumer
  • Why is collaboration important and how can it be achieved?
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Nestle UK&I Transport: On the Road to a Greener Future
  • Covering the Nestle UK&I Transport Sustainability Journey so far
  • Key Learnings from our transfer to a fully Diesel alternative HGV fleet
  • What is next for the UK&I
Speaker
Joseph Hurst
UK&I Transport Sustainability Lead
Nestlé
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Break
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How can AI improve sustainability within supply chains?
  • The extent to which AI can benefit your company’s sustainability strategy
  • What is the future of AI within the supply chain?
  • An industry-focused case study
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The role of sustainable packaging in a circular economy
  • Innovation in packaging as a valuable tool to meeting your sustainability goals
  • Alternatives to single-use packaging – benefits, costs, and long-term impact?
  • An industry-focused case study
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Learnings from the London Light Freight Walking Trial
  • Walking freight has high potential to serve the densest areas of the city in particular
  • Consolidation-based walking freight is a relatively untapped market and has strong growth potential
  • Walking freight has both environmental and economic benefits due to decongestion, decarbonisation, improved air quality, reduced noise pollution and reduced road wear
Speaker
Fiona Coull
Senior Programme Manager
Cross River Partnership
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Sustainability deserves a better ranking on the business strategy
  • Why does it matter?
  • Risk & Opportunity
  • Getting the narrative right
Speaker
Jacquie Silvester
Head of Sustainability and Improvement
The Cotswold Company
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Lunch and Networking
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How can companies balance sustainability and profitability in today’s economic landscape?
  • C-suite attitudes to sustainability
  • Government support/funding for switching to sustainable business practises
  • Long-term vs short-term sustainability strategies and how external factors can influence them
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To what extent does Carbon Offsetting contribute to a low-carbon future?
  • Carbon Offsetting schemes in the supply chain
  • How does Offsetting contribute to reduced GHG emissions?
  • Onsetting vs Offsetting to meet your net zero goals – benefits and challenges?
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Break
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Why is measurement and reporting so important within modern sustainability strategies?
  • Measurement and reporting as a method to reducing emissions
  • The benefits of transparency when it comes to sustainability
  • How can technology improve supply chain visibility?
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Sustainable Supply Chains: Branching into a greener economy
  • The trends in methods and motivations in sustainability implementation
  • The barriers to sustainability
  • Analysis of Aurora Insights novel datasets on sustainable supply chains
Speaker
Shannon Minehan
Research Analyst
Aurora Insights
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Sustainability can't exist in silo in a business - how to bring colleagues and partners on this journey
  • Why is it important to engage colleagues throughout the business in your sustainability journey?
  • How can colleagues feel a part of sustainability progress?
  • How can companies collaborate with suppliers and supply chain partners to improve sustainability?
Speaker
Khanh Mach
Sustainability Specialist
Quorn Foods
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Closing Chair Speech

CPD Hours

This conference offers a total of 5 CPD hours - accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - so that you can keep up with your professional development: