Program

Full Schedule

Sessions and speakers are subject to change. All times are CST

Webinar Access

Monday, May 10th

TSC Members and Invited Guests Only

Tuesday, May 11th

Registration Open to All

Wednesday, May 12th

TSC Members and Invited Guests Only

Thursday, May 13th

TSC Members and Invited Guests Only

Monday, May 10th

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This past year has yielded lessons learned regarding resiliency of global food systems. We’ve seen firsthand how disconnections between sustainability and supply chains manifest in disruptions, shortages, losses, and food insecurity. In the past year opportunities expanded for growers and companies to take part in regenerative agriculture. With so much change afoot it’s hard to keep track of what is being measured, who is measuring it, and how that gets translated into communications to retailers and consumers about product sustainability. In this year’s workshop we will take a closer look at what is happening both to ensure resilient and functioning food systems in the wake of climate and covid disruptions, what growers are saying about collecting and sharing farm data, and what new opportunities there are to participate in on the ground projects that scale resilient and regenerative agriculture.

 Speaker(s):

Christy Slay, TSC

Tuesday, May 11th – Big Issues, Big Impacts

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Log on early for a special networking session to meet your fellow TSC Summit attendees!

 Speaker(s):

Sarah Lewis

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join TSC Chief Executive as he welcomes everyone to the 2021 TSC Summit.

 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC

Elizabeth Sturcken, EDF

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

TBD

 Speaker(s):

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

The financial industry is stepping up to help with supply chain resilience and transparency. Join speakers from all sides of the business and financial industry to see what resources are available to companies, what supply chain resilience really means in the years of COVID, and why you should keep an eye on this sector for the future of sustainability.

 Speaker(s):

Kevin Dooley, TSC

Randi Kronthal-Sacco, NYU Stern

Kelly Fisher, HSBC

Aarti Ramachandran, FAIRR

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Hear from the Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Amanda Rodewald to learn the most recent trends in bird declines and how corporate efforts can support bird conservation as an indirect benefit of sustainability goals.

 Speaker(s):

Christy Slay, TSC

Amanda Rodewald, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Soil is the great connector. How do we ensure that soil health is part of our environmental justice conversation? How do we create opportunities for land ownership and how do we teach people that healthy soil creates healthy communities? Join us for a discussion on soil, people and the connection between them.

 Speaker(s):

Denise Abdul-Rahman, NAACP

Byron Rath, Soil Health

Sripriya, Navalpakam, Unilever

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Michael Crow, president of ASU, TSC’s co-founding institution, for a look into our global future.

 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC

Michael Crow, ASU

Wednesday, May 12th – Deep Dives

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Get in 60 minutes an update of both EC policy developments around sustainability reporting and the activities of the EU TSC office. The EC introduced many new proposals around voluntary and obligatory sustainability reporting on product, organization and investment level. You will get a quick overview of the most influential ones. Next you will be updated about recent THESIS implementation activities in Europe.

 Speaker(s):

Koen Boone, TSC

Henk Westhoek, DG Sante, European Commission

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Hear real examples of the challenges companies have faced when trying to trace their supply chain origins and what they found when they “arrived” at the source. Hear lessons learned from these examples and learn what sustainability issues were addressed as a result of knowing the geography of food and fiber origins. Learn highlights of TSC’s plans to transform the Commodity Mapping Tool and join breakouts to learn how you can take part in development and pilots.

 Speaker(s):

Christy Slay, TSC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Too often, sustainability is thought of as environmental only, a plea to protect the planet. But we often forget about the social part of sustainability – the people, their safety and their livelihoods as they make and purchase the products we love. Join TSC and others for a discussion and a spotlight on worker health and safety and labor rights in today’s world.

 Speaker(s):

Brian Greene, HMTX Industries

Chad Coggin, Norcom Inc.

Mireya Reith, Arkansas United

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM

Join us for an update on TSC’s Wastewater Challenge project.

 Speaker(s):

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM

Join us for an update on TSC’s Responsible Pest Management Challenge project.

 Speaker(s):

Jennifer Shaw, Syngenta

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM

Join us for an update on TSC’s Kaiteki project that is tackling circularity in plastic packaging.

 Speaker(s):

Kevin Dooley, TSC

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM

Green Chemistry: Hear a summary of TSC’s 2-year project that identified systemic barriers to green chemistry innovation along with key action areas to overcome them. We’ll also present our approach to using green chemistry to drive overall progress in sustainability and outline potential action items that TSC could pursue in 2021 to this end.

 Speaker(s):

Christopher Helt, TSC

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM

Join us for an update on TSC’s Project Wearever pilot project that is exploring using digital technology to track clothing use.

 Speaker(s):

Kevin Dooley, TSC

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM

Join us for an update on TSC’s Small Format Packaging project.

 Speaker(s):

Paula Alexander, Clorox

Matt Kopac, Burt’s Bees

12:05 PM – 12:30 PM

Join us for an update on TSC’s work with members and partners on circularity in flexible film.

 Speaker(s):

Bret Heist, P&G

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join Sarah Lewis to hear more about TSC’s Innovation Program and learn how to bring new projects to the table.

 Speaker(s):

Sarah Lewis, TSC

Kevin Dooley, TSC

Thursday, May 13th – Creating Leadership Through THESIS

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

TSC’s THESIS team present upcoming activities, changes and opportunities related to our THESIS assessment program. We will focus on how we are moving THESIS forward, our annual revision process and our upcoming Leadership Assessment initiative.

 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC

Christy Slay, TSC

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM

This data-packed session will cover the latest impact from THESIS in 2020 alongside industry insights and best practices.

 Speaker(s):

Kevin Dooley, TSC

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

2020 was the first year THESIS users decided to tell their performance stories publicly. By 2021, THESIS case studies were identified as a credible source for ESG investing. Join TSC Impact Team Sr Director, Jessica Ginger, as we showcase THESIS user case studies, how companies are working to improve their sustainability performance, and how going public can accelerate those improvements.

 Speaker(s):

Jessica Ginger, TSC

Zachary Kublanov, Humana Capital Partners

Maximus Kublanov, Humana Capital Partners

Kim Sundy, Kellogg

Jen Bowe, Ocean Spray

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Despite the global pressure and corporate commitments to improve the climate change and land use impacts of cattle production transparency into beef supply chains remains notoriously opaque. Across TSC’s Key Performance Indicators scores on beef production remain low year after year. While there is much effort underway to launch industry sustainability metrics in the US, Walmart decided to take matters into its own hands by purchasing beef processing and packing facilities while working with ranchers in their new supply chain to gain an understanding of how sustainable their production is. Hear about this new business venture and the sustainability insights gained from investing directly in their own supply cattle chain.

 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC

Mikel Hancock, Walmart

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM


 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC

Brittni Furrow, Ahold-Delhaize

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

TSC member awards are will now include select THESIS performance awards. Join us as we celebrate a year of achievement before turning our attention to what’s around the bend for 2021 and 2022.

 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

This open-door session is available to any TSC Summit 21 attendee to drop in for questions about THESIS with TSC’s THESIS Impact Team.

 Speaker(s):

Jessica Ginger, TSC

Emily Powell, TSC

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Come be a part of creating a new, ambitious narrative for sustainability where business is in mutual and regenerative relationship with humanity and the natural world. During this session, we will experience new ways of knowing through peer advising, speakers, and reflection. We will practice techniques for mobilzing others to a vision of a world where business is in mutual and regenerative relationship with humanity and the natural world.

 Speaker(s):

Eric Martin, Adaptive Change Advisors

Trevor Rees, Enso Impact

Sarah Lewis, TSC

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