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[Conference] How Business can Tackle Deforestation

How Business can Tackle Deforestation

14-15 November 2017

Human Rights Action Centre | London UK


The newest methodologies, technologies and industry examples for implementing zero deforestation policies

This debate-driven business conference is designed to provide delegates with the practical guidance necessary to build and implement effective zero deforestation commitments.

This event will bring together key players from business, government, NGOs and the investment community. We’ll discuss the challenges faced in removing deforestation from corporate supply chains and how to overcome them.

As the fourth London conference addressing this issue, and part of a global series of meetings in Washington DC, Singapore and Jakarta, this event will look at the latest trends, what they mean for business and how you should respond on a practical level.

Some highlights of the agenda include:

  • An in-depth look at IOI Loders Croklaan’s latest deforestation commitments presented by Ben Vreeburg and critiqued by a panel of ‘dragons’, including representatives from Mighty, Robertsbridge and a palm oil buyer.

  • BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO will join a panel of banks to talk about efforts within the banking sector to combat deforestation financing.

  • A practical session showcasing the latest innovations in technology designed to prevent and detect deforestation within supply chains.

  • A workshop focussed on clearing up the common misconceptions around the High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock approaches.

We have confirmed a strong list of speakers from companies and organisations such as Marks and Spencer, L’Oréal, APRIL, Barry Callebaut, IOI Loders Croklaan, Bunge, Olam, BNP Paribas, ABN AMRO, Pearson, Oxfam, TFA 2020, TFT, RSPO, HCV Resource Network, The Consumer Goods Forum, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and more. You can find the latest list of speakers on the event webpage.

Register now. As our member, you are entitled to a 15% discount. Just enter the code ‘ABC15’ at the checkout.

If you have any questions about the webinar or the conference please email Narni at




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