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Session
362N: Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation
Time:
Thursday, 25/Apr/2019:
5:15pm - 6:45pm

Session Chair: Robert Heilmayr
Session Chair: Eric F. Lambin
Session Chair: Rachael Garrett
Session Chair: Ximena Rueda
Location: MB-220
Main Building, room 220, second floor, west wing, 154 (+22) seats
Session Topics:
How do we support transformation?

Session Abstract

One of the most important recent developments in the governance of land use has been the emergence of corporate, supply chain interventions to improve environmental and social sustainability. Actors across many commodity supply chains have made explicit pledges to achieve an end to deforestation within their supply chains. Now, practitioners within companies are grappling to ensure that implementation of these pledges maximizes on-the-ground impacts and reduces deforestation, while the scientific community is interested in quantifying these impacts and developing theory around what constitutes effective zero-deforestation commitment design and implementation.

This panel discussion will gather industry representatives to reflect on their experiences, including challenges and successes, with implementation of zero-deforestation commitments. The panel will provide diverse perspectives by including representatives from a variety of commodities (e.g., cacao, palm oil, beef) and points within the supply chain (e.g., producers, traders, manufacturers, retailers).

By convening this immersive panel with two associated research presentation sessions, we hope to facilitate a dialogue between the scientific community and practitioners implementing policy within individual companies. We believe that this dialogue will yield two important benefits. First, the research community will refine its research trajectory through improved understanding of corporate motivations to adopt commitments, the rationale for choosing certain implementation mechanisms, and corporate experiences with implementation. Second, increased exposure to emerging scientific research on commitments will empower industry representatives to work more closely with the scientific community to measure the impact of their efforts and may help them better design and implement supply chain policies that achieve reduced deforestation.

Session Organizers: Robert Heilmayr, Ximena Rueda, and Kimberly Carlson


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362N Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation (INVITED ABSTRACTS ONLY)

Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation

Charlotte Anne Opal

TFT, Switzerland

As Strategy and Policy Adviser to The Forest Trust and a steering group member of the High Carbon Stock Approach, I help a wide variety of companies implement their zero-deforestation commitments. I look forward to serving as the moderator of the Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting’s panel (proposal ID: 228) on “Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation."



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362N Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation (INVITED ABSTRACTS ONLY)

Panelist

Edi Suhardi

Goodhope Asia Holdings, Indonesia

As the Director Sustainability at PT Agro Harapan Lestari (A Goodhope Company), a palm oil plantation company in Indonesia, and representative of the Indonesian Palm Oil Growers Caucus as Vice President II / Board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2011-2017, I fully support sustainability of the Indonesia's palm oil. I look forward to participating in the Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting’s panel (proposal ID: 228) on “Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation.”



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362N Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation (INVITED ABSTRACTS ONLY)

Panelist

Aida Greenbury

Sustainability Adviser - Independent, Indonesia

As a sustainability expert, advisor for the High Carbon Stock Approach, advisory board member at Mongabay and others, I guide governments, NGOs, companies, and communities to build strategies to achieve responsible green growth and investment. I look forward to participating in the Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting’s panel (proposal ID: 228) on “Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation.”



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362N Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation (INVITED ABSTRACTS ONLY)

Zero-deforestation and sustainability strategies at Ferrero

Geza Toth

Ferrero, Luxembourg

I lead the strategy and implementation of Ferrero's Sustainability strategy for tropical oils. I look forward to participating in the Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting’s panel (proposal ID: 228) on “Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation.” My experience implementing zero-deforestation strategies at Ferrero will provide an important perspective on the role of branded, global manufacturing companies in discouraging deforestation within soy and oil palm supply chains.



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362N Industry perspectives on achieving zero-deforestation (INVITED ABSTRACTS ONLY)

Panelist

Cristina Hastings Newsome

Louis Dreyfus Company, Switzerland

Cristina works in Global Sustainability for Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and leads the delivery of LDC’s sustainability strategies in LDC’s palm and soy supply chains. Cristina has an extensive background in strategy consulting and business transformation. She holds an MA Joint Honours in Philosophy & Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, an MBA from London Business School, and a PG Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from the University of Cambridge.



 
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