Program

Special Meetings

School of System Change Preview

Tuesday, May 7 | 9:30AM – 12:00PM

10 Years of Ag Metrics – Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, May 7 | 9:30AM – 5:30PM | Caribbean/Caspian Room

TSC Idea Forum at the Summit – Defining the Next 10 – My Role as A Sustainability Leader

Tuesday, May 7 | 1:00PM-5:00PM

TSC Tier 1 Member Dinner

Tuesday, May 7 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Atlantic A

TSC Turns 10 Celebration

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | Chicago Cultural Center | Cocktail Attire Requested.

Full Schedule

Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Program Themes

  • Circular Economy

    Sessions related to our 4-hour circular economy track

  • Innovation

    Sessions pushing sustainability issues forward or thinking about the future

  • Impact

    Sessions showing the impact of recent efforts or projects

  • Core Work

    Sessions related to TSC’s core measurement and reporting system

Session Types

Special Meeting
Plenary
Breakout
Networking Break/Meal

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration

 Room: Atlantic Ballroom Foyer 

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

School of System Change Preview

The challenges we face as sustainability professionals are complex and interconnected. They’re global in scale, with many root causes and contributing factors, supported by deep-rooted institutions and structures. It can seem that the more urgency we feel, the more these challenges seem nearly unmovable. 

How do we know where and when to intervene? What actions and efforts will unlock transformational change, and avoid unintended consequences? How do we work with power, and understand who and how to influence to make change happen? 

Forum for the Future and our partners in the School of System Change believe that growing a global community of change agents is our best chance to transition to a sustainable future. We are building the system change capabilities of change leaders around the world, and invite you to join us for a whirlwind tour of just some of the tools, approaches, and methodologies that can support you to take a systemic approach to your work. Come and learn from the do-ers and the makers, take real life lessons back with you, and discover how you can be a system change agent, whatever your context and role.


 Session Type: Special Meeting

 Room: Aegean 

 Facilitator(s):
Georgia Rubenstein, Forum for the Future 


 Speaker(s):

TBD

9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

10 Years of Ag Metrics – Past, Present and Future

TSC has a decade of experience working on key agricultural metrics issues and aligning with ag metrics platforms. Together with our members, we created a framework that has guided our recent projects on sustainable commodities and agricultural data systems. In this day-long workshop, we will briefly review the projects we’ve completed and discuss progress on the implementation of TSC’s first API. We will then discuss what projects TSC will focus on next and explore what the next generation of collaboration looks like.  


 Session Type: Special Meeting

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian 

 Facilitator(s):

Christy Slay, TSC

Amanda Raster, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Daniella Malin, Cool Farm Tool

Dan Sonke, Campbell’s on behalf of SISC

Jane Stautz, Corteva

Franklin Holley, Keystone Policy Center

Liz Hunt, Syngenta

Jeff Peters, Agrible

Chisara Ehiemere, Field to Market

Matt Scholz, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance

Nate Birt, Trust in Food 

Rachel Goldstein, Mars Inc. 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

TSC Idea Forum at the Summit – Defining the Next 10 – My Role as A Sustainability Leader

12:30 to 1:00 – Arrive and refreshments, 1:00 start.

During this 10-Year Anniversary edition of TSC Idea Forum at the Summit, we will leverage TSC’s collective action approach to emphasize the importance of personal reflection, self-discovery, and peer-to-peer learning when trying to unlock those aha moments that drive change. We hope to dig deeper into the sustainability challenges we face and evaluate both “where have we been, and where are we going?” as we work towards tackling those challenges.

We recognize that often as sustainability leaders, we are the lone voice in driving change. With this in mind, TSC Idea Forum at the Summit will provide an opportunity to 1) engage with other sustainability leaders across diverse sectors, 2) better understand the adaptive nature of the complex sustainability hotspots we are trying to address, and 3) explore how we can best prepare ourselves as leaders to affect change. We hope to create an environment conducive to both self-reflection and collaboration while we work to define our own role as leaders in sustainability. Come join us!

Program:

Welcome and introductions 

Time to reflect: What is my purpose today? What is my challenge in addressing sustainability hotspots? 

Presentation: Finding my role in addressing sustainability hotspots 

Presentation: Thinking Politically to help navigate my complex sustainability challenge

Workshop: Peer-to-peer learning, building a community of practice

Share: Aha moments 

Time to reflect: Where am I now and how do I prepare myself for where I’m going? 

Get ready for Idea Forum Retreat 2019: Big Ideas in Big Sky Country  

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 Session Type: Special Meeting

 Room: Aegean 

 Facilitator(s):
Sarah Lewis, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Eric Martin, Adaptive Change Advisors 

Trevor Reese, Enso Impact 

Georgia Rubenstein, Forum for the Future 

JoAnne Berkenkamp NRDC 

Christopher Helt, TSC 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TSC Tier 1 Member Dinner

Join our Tier 1 members and VIP guests for a special presentation, dinner and drinks. This session is reserved for TSC Tier 1 members and specially invited VIPs only. Dana Bolden, Chief Sustainability Officer with Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, will share an introduction on how the business will help make a positive impact for the planet faster and unveil the organization’s latest two-year collaboration. 


 Session Type: Special Meeting

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
Euan Murray, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Zach Freeze, Walmart
Dana Bolden, Corteva AgriScience

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

 Room:  

Atlantic Ballroom Foyer 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast provided by Corteva

Special thanks to our lead sponsor Corteva for providing breakfast on May 8th.

 Room:  Atlantic A

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome from TSC Chief Executive, Euan Murray

Join TSC Chief Executive as he welcomes everyone to the 2019 TSC Summit. 

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
TBD


 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC 

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Fireside Chat with TSC Founders

TSC launched in 2009 thanks to our founders, staff and members that supported us in those early years. Join a moderated discussion of TSC’s past and future with TSC founders Jon Johnson, Kevin Dooley and Jay Golden. 

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A  

 Facilitator(s):
Mark Spears, common+value 


 Speaker(s):

Jon Johnson, University of Arkansas 

Kevin Dooley, ASU 

Jay Golden, East Carolina University 

9:40 AM – 10:25 AM

Sharing Perspectives – TSC Roundtable Discussions

Looking for ideas from peers with similar experiences? Do you wish you could just sit and discuss an issue that is really challenging you? Do you have an idea that you’d like to share? Join the Roundtable Discussions to take part in intimate conversations with peers on sustainability topics most relevant to you. Remember to sign up for your topics of choice when you arrive! 

Roundtables

1.     Bringing mindfulness into the work of sustainability leadership. Practices for leading consequential change over a lifetime.
2.     Moving forward: Are you ready to report scope 3 logistics and transportation emissions?
3.     The new family member: Integrating renewable energy into your portfolio, from step 1 to full sun
4.     Driving transparency into those dark corners of the supply chain: How leading companies are driving change
5.     How to address plastics bans and plastics waste through product design strategy
6.     Using financing to incentivize and support sustainable supply chains
7.     What are the opportunities in my supply chain? A retailer perspective on building supply chain transparency
8.     Being brave to speak up about your initiatives: Fighting the trolls in social media
9.     Aligning retirement assets with sustainability goals: How companies and employees are aligning their retirement investments with their values
10.  A success story: Learn how we transitioned products and formulations to sustainable materials from renewable resources
11.  We’ve done the work, how do we communicate it? Making claims that build consumer trust – from pest management, to forest management, to labor rights and more
12.  More than mitigating risk: Learn how forests are the answer to achieving your green goals
13.  Hidden hitchhikers: Discuss how smarter packaging choices can protect forests worldwide
14.  Let’s get bold! Setting stretch goals that shake things up and make a difference
15.  Behind the Sustainable Living Plan: What Unilever does to stay on track to reaching their three big sustainability goals
16.  Better Plants; How new and emerging technologies are shaping supply chain sustainability improvement
17.  Creating new pathways: Helping your organization take first steps to sustainability improvement
18.  Business for Peace: How companies can actively promote SDG16 to help address sustainability hotspots
19.  Designing chemicals policies in a world of green chemistry
20.  Amplifying worker voices: Taking a proactive approach to going beyond compliance
21.  Regulated cannabis on the rise: A leadership opportunity for sustainability

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):

Roland, Waardenburg, TSC

Jessica, Balsam, APL Logistics

Eric Martin, Adaptive Change Advisors

Dee Andrews, Norcom

Greg Pool, Edison Energy

Paul Trianosky, SFI

Kristen Tetrick, Lucky’s Market

Bruce Lung, US Department of Energy

Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy

John Kester, Zoned Properties

Oren Jaffe, Work Place Options

Jim Roach, Natixis

Emi Cardarelli, Unilever

Susan Wade, Vinyl Business and Sustainability Council

Justin Weilenmann, Henkel

Nolan Quiros, Global Gap

Lisa Zwack, Kroger

Rickey Reynolds, NicePak

Priyamvada Singh, HSBC

Mandar Apte,  Visiting Scholar, George Mason University

Dina Mustafa, Expo 2020 Dubai

Bill Dolak, Walgreens


10:25 AM – 10:45 AM

Special TSC Announcement: Circular Economy

Tune in for a special presentation on an exciting announcement about an upcoming circular economy initiative. Join us for the launch of the Circular Innovation Hub. 

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
Carole Mars, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Adam Muellerweiss, Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions 
Brent Heist, P&G

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CE Track: Launching Circular Economy Innovation Hub

Join TSC staff as we launch a new effort around circular economy. In this 4-hour set of sessions, we hope to create a space where the projects we have considering how society, nature, and technology interact with the materials that flow through them to produce self-sustaining systems can live and interact. This session will introduce this new “hub” and the ideas behind it and why we are expanding on what’s traditional known as “circular economy”.  

 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian  

 Facilitator(s):

Carole Mars, TSC
Sarah Lewis, TSC
Kevin Dooley, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Brent Heist, P&G
Adam Muellerweiss, Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions 

Theme:

Circular Economy

TSC Membership Experience

What is the TSC Membership experience? Attend this session to get a first-hand account from a TSC member. Whether your organization joined TSC in the last year or you’re new to your role and TSC, this session will help you understand how to make the most of your membership. Thinking about membership? Join us to help inform your decision and network with other TSC members and gain insight. All are welcome as we dive into the basics unlocking your membership value through TSC’s resources and tools.  

 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Baltic/Bering 

 Facilitator(s):
Carolyn, Baltz, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Cathy Resler, Independent Consultant
Eric Gassaway, Bayer
Christopher Cooke, TSC 

Theme:

Core Work

Leveraging Supply Chain Partnerships to Advance Regenerative Agriculture

The solution to achieving sustainability in agriculture lies just beneath our feet – in the soil. Healthy soils are not only critical to crop productivity, they also provide other benefits that help to address common issues related to food production, including nutrient and water use efficiency, water quality, on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity. Join us as we learn from farmers and soil health experts how the implementation of farming practices that promote soil health can also contribute to improved sustainability outcomes for nutrient management, greenhouse gas emissions, and water use. We will also explore how collaborative partnerships across agricultural supply chains can help to ensure positive results for farmers, food companies, retailers, and consumers alike.   

 Session Type: Breakout

 Room:  Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):
Amanda Raster, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute 

Keith Berns, Green Cover Seed

Ryan Sirolli, Cargill  

Tina May, Land O’Lakes 

Theme:

Impact

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch


 Session Type: Lunch

 Room: Atlantic A 


1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

CE Track: Sustainable Design

Join us for hour 2 of the CE Track. Sustainability and design in the apparel and textiles industry are often very separate, if not completely opposing ideas. Designers create their designs and sustainability teams come in afterwards to clean up production. If a bridge of communication between design and sustainability can be created, the sustainability potential of a product can be maximized from the outset- jumpstarting improvement and paving the way for innovation. Whether it’s making the decision to use biodegradable materials, or exploring zero waste patternmaking- there are many roads to sustainability that start in design.  

 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian 

 Facilitator(s):
Jessica Kosak, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Shireen Musa, FIT 

Jamie Hayes, Production Mode 

Theme:

Circular Economy

Integrating Sustainability Metrics into Your Company’s Existing Systems

TSC enables retailers and suppliers to assess the sustainability performance of products at-scale. Unfortunately, performance results don’t always get integrated into buyer-supplier conversations.  For those who have prioritized sustainability performance and improvements, this can be a frustrating experience.  Join us in discussing examples of techniques and approaches to successful buyer-supplier engagement around sustainability metrics.  

 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Baltic/Bering 

 Facilitator(s):
Emily Powell, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Emi Cardarelli, Unilever
Jamie Barsimantov, SupplyShift
Ariane Grazian, Walmart 

Theme:

Core Work

Cultivating the Future: Innovations in Agriculture

As TSC marks its 10th anniversary, what changes can we expect from innovations in agriculture in the next 10 years? This session will focus on the implications of new technologies in food production, including CRISPR, hydroponic farming, algae oils that replace fish oils in aquaculture production, and more. Find out how will these changes affect your business and the environmental and social impacts of food production. 

 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):
Christy Slay, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Madision Walker, Grodan

Steven Severino, Veramaris 

Kevin Diehl, Corteva 

 

Theme:

Innovation

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Value Propositions, Challenges, and Opportunities with Farm-Level Sustainability Metrics

Farm-level sustainability metrics data are a key ingredient for CPG companies and other buyers seeking to address sustainability reporting and measure progress toward achieving sustainable sourcing goals. The challenge is how to make both the metrics, and the experience of implementing them, as valuable as possible for growers given the extra effort required to manage data and report out, while ensuring that buyer needs in the value chain are also addressed. This session will provide an overview of how farm-level sustainability metrics are being implemented by growers in diverse ag production systems, ranging from almond orchards to corn and soy fields. Citing crop-specific examples, panelists will share perspectives on how to enhance the value propositions of sustainability metrics through data driven feedback processes, grower engagement, and regulatory reporting tools. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):

Nathan Smith, SureHarvest 


 Speaker(s):

Spencer Cooper, Almond Board of California
Gabe Conaghan, Bunge
Annie Dee, Dee River Ranch

Theme:

Impact

Certification 2.0 and Beyond: Tackling Social Sustainability

Certifications have not proven to be very effective in addressing social sustainability issues like forced labor, child labor, low wages, and gender equality. What do standards need to change, and can be done beyond certification? How can you tackle those issues in an efficient way? How can you collaborate? Join us to learn how to tackle social issues within and beyond certifications. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Baltic/Bering 

 Facilitator(s):

Roland Waardenburg, TSC
Birgit deVos, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Rachel Rigby, Rainforest Alliance
Oren Jaffe, Workplace Options
Melanie Minzes, CARE
Laura Espinoza, Fair Food Program 
Michelle Wald, Tony’s Chocolonely
Rachael Goldstein, Mars

Theme:

Core Work

CE Track: Materials in Society

Join us for hour 3 of the CE Track. This interactive workshop will explore the world between purchase and recycling of a product. This includes consumer behavior, the role of local governments, and the materials themselves.  


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian 

 Facilitator(s):

Kevin Dooley, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Chrysann Wallace, Kao Brands 

Brent Heist, P&G 

Sarah Lewis, TSC 

Theme:

Circular Economy

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

TSC’s Social KPIs: Encouraging Improvements for the Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers

Sustainability is more than environmental issues alone. In this session we dig into new TSC social KPIs and the reasoning behind then. Join us as we invite Global Gap, Fairtrade USA, and the American Sugar Refining to discuss ways of implementing changes regarding smallholders in their supply chain.  


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Baltic/Bering 

 Facilitator(s):
Birgit de Vos, TSC
Roland Waardenburg, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Cathy, Resler,  Independent Consultant
Daryl Sabourin, ASR
Nolan Quiros, Global Gap
Thibault de Chatellus, Fair Trade USA

Theme:

Core Work

CE Track: Resiliency in the Face of Change

Join us for hour 4 of the CE Track: The only thing we can be truly certain about is that the materials flowing through society are going to change. This session will start the conversation regarding how do we build resiliency into the infrastructure we are developing to create a circular material flow by considering this question in different types of product flows.


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian 

 Facilitator(s):

Carole Mars, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Jeff Spangenbergur, Argonne National Laboratory
Ben Weir, TerraCycle
Jessica Balsam, APL Logistics
Adam Muellerweiss, Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions 

Theme:

Circular Economy

Mile High Food Waste: How Does Food Stay Food?

How does food stay food?  Make sure it doesn’t go to waste. Come get involved in a project that is working to map the production, movement, retail, and rescue of food in the mile high city and region of Denver, Colorado. We’ll discuss the existing work taking place in the region, the project details, and ways to get involved.  It is an exciting effort to better understand the supply chain and community-level roadblocks to reaching our goals in keeping food as food.   


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):
Sarah Lewis, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Denise Osterhues, Kroger 

JoAnne Berkenkamp, NRDC 

Kristen Tetrick , Lucky’s Market 

Karen Hanner, Feeding America 

Andrea Chu, Campbell’s Soup Company 

Theme:

Innovation

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Mindful Moment

At the end of the day and before the reception, join us for a brief pause to explore the wisdom of breath and meditation. Learn simple yet profound techniques that will help reduce stress, increase energy levels and enhance creativity and resilience. Peace of mind is a breath away! 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):
Sarah Lewis, TSC 

Mandar Apte, From India With Love 


 

Theme:

Innovation

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TSC Turns 10 Celebration

TSC is one in a million and so are you. Thank you for playing an important role in TSC’s history. All TSC Summit 2019 attendees are invited to join us to celebrate 10 years of TSC with heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a toast to the next 10 years. Entertainment, memories and awards provided by TSC staff and members. Music provided by The Joel Paterson Band, led by ace guitarist Joel Paterson and featuring Chicago’s finest in blues, jazz and swing.

Cocktail attire requested.


 Session Type: Reception

 Room: Chicago Cultural Center


Thursday, May 9, 2019

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration

 Room: Atlantic Ballroom Foyer 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

 Room:  

Atlantic A

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Linking Sustainability Claims to Sales

Who is the ‘sustainable shopper’? What influences are driving their purchase decisions, and how can brands and retailers proactively engage to win on the shelf and online? Learn more about how consumer preferences translate into purchases, how to connect the dots across your internal teams, and what the momentum behind “healthy for me & healthy for the world” means for your future growth. 

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
Jessica Ginger, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Julia Wilson, Nielsen 

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Update with TSC Chief Executive, Euan Murray

Join TSC Chief Executive, Euan Murray, as he takes us through TSC’s biggest accomplishments over the last year and a look into the future of TSC. 

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
TBD


 Speaker(s):

Euan Murray, TSC 

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

TSC Technical Development Update

Join TSC Sr Director of Technical Development to hear the latest updates to TSC’s measurement and reporting system. 


 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
Christopher Cooke, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Jamie Barsimatov, SupplyShift 

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

HSBC and Walmart’s Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

Join TSC Chief Executive, Euan Murray, along with representatives from HSBC and Walmart to discuss the roll-out of a sustainable supply chain finance program that will tie suppliers’ financing to their sustainability performance. 


 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
Euan Murray, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Laura Phillips, Walmart 

Kelly Fisher, HSBC 

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

The Future of Forests: Missing the 2020 Targets and What it Means for the World

With 2020 right around the corner TSC’s deforestation research published in Science tells us that noble commitments to end deforestation have not become reality.  With many public private projects on the ground how can we track success and what are the biggest levers that still need to be pulled to stop the complex “machine” that is hauling our forests away. What will 2030 look like and will we truly end deforestation or monitor it as forest ecosystems wink out of existence?  Hear lessons from a successful community project in Peru that’s using art to combat the pressure to sell forests to loggers.   Can we use this simple model in other communities to protect forests before it’s too late? 

 Session Type: Plenary

 Room: Atlantic A 

 Facilitator(s):
Christy Slay, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Dante Fenolio, San Antonio Zoo 

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Networking Break Sponsored by HSBC Bank

Special thanks to HSBC for sponsoring our Networking Break on Thursday, May 9th

 Session Type: Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Setting GHG Reduction Goals

This panel session will discuss how organizations determine their GHG reduction goals. The session will feature corporations discussing the process and logic of their target-setting, and NGOs describing how they facilitate goal setting with their partners. We will touch upon such topics as carbon neutrality, science-based targets, and project Gigaton. We will also present some recent research that identifies the drivers that lead companies to make their reduction targets more aggressive. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian 

 Facilitator(s):

Greg Poole, Edison Energy 


 Speaker(s):

Vance Merolla, Colgate-Palmolive
Julia Silberman, CDP
Jessica Balsam, APL Logistics
Ariane Grazian, Walmart

Theme:

Core Work

Feeding our Food: Opportunities to Advance Feed Sustainability in the Animal Value Chain

The global demand for animal protein is increasing, and research supports feed as one of the most important sustainability issues in animal protein value chains. Yet, four years of TSC data on feed suggests an ongoing challenge to measure and report feed-related impacts. During this special 2-hour session, we will learn about the state of data across the value chain, hear how various tools are measuring and managing feed impacts, and explore ideas for closing measurement and reporting gaps. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):

Amanda Raster, TSC
Christy Slay, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Tom Battagliese, BASF
Christoph Guenther, BASF
Tony Armitage, International Ingredient Corporation 
Brett Kaysen, National Pork Board
Maggie Monast, EDF
Kraig Westerbeek, Smithfield
Megan Dillinger, Walmart

Theme:

Innovation

Learning from Sustainability Game Changers

Why would a company make profit a means to a goal, not the end goal itself?  How does one guarantee an equitable value chain in an inequitable world?  How can brands harness the power of creativity to capture people’s imagination and change the game in their respective industries? Join us for a candid conversation with three game changers in their respective industries.  Learn firsthand what is working well and what setbacks could have been avoided.  


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Baltic/Bearing 

 Facilitator(s):
Jessica Ginger, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Michelle Wald, Tony’s Chocolonely 

Vivi Alvarez, Unilever

Ben Meaker, Nice and Serious 

Theme:

Innovation

Say What? Are Some Product Claims Too Good to be True?

Advertising claims are a key driver for consumer decision-making and brands are keen on competitively highlighting the best attributes for the products they sell, but it’s often difficult to tell fact from fiction for some environmental and safety claims on shelf. From “Free-Of” to “Ozone-Friendly” to the myriad of certifications and seals of approval that are placed on products daily, hear from brand manufacturers on the current state of the claims market and the process and challenges faced in accurate communication of product claims to consumers. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Adriatic/Aegean 

 Facilitator(s):
Chris Helt, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Nadereh Afsharmanesh, Earth Friendly Products 

Andrew Knox, Church & Dwight 

Jillaine Dellis, Henkel 

Theme:

Innovation

11:45 AM – 11:55 PM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

11:55 AM – 12:40 PM

Lunch

 Room:  

Atlantic A

12:40 PM – 12:50 PM

Networking Break

 Session Type: Networking Break

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM

Building the Textiles Wastewater Treatment Toolbox

From cars, to clothes, to medical supplies: most aspects of modern life rely on the textile manufacturing sector. This vital supply chain is experiencing growing risks since textile mills require substantial amounts of water to dye and treat fabric; a single mill can use up to 200 tons of freshwater per ton of dyed fabric. The Sustainability Consortium has launched a project to create the Textiles Wastewater Treatment Toolbox, an online toolbox where manufacturers can access resources related to these challenges. Join the conversation to help both manufacturers and brands improve their wastewater footprint, and have a positive, value adding message to bring to their consumers. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Baltic/Bering  

 Facilitator(s):
Philip Henson, Hanes Brands 

Adam Wade, Fruit of the Loom 


 Speaker(s):

Karen Leonas, NC State 

JP Pasterczyk, Aqua-Aerobic Systems 

Theme:

Core Work

12:50 PM – 1:50 PM

Feeding our Food: Opportunities to Advance Feed Sustainability in the Animal Value Chain

The global demand for animal protein is increasing, and research supports feed as one of the most important sustainability issues in animal protein value chains. Yet, four years of TSC data on feed suggests an ongoing challenge to measure and report feed-related impacts. During this special 2-hour session, we will learn about the state of data across the value chain, hear how various tools are measuring and managing feed impacts, and explore ideas for closing measurement and reporting gaps. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Atlantic B 

 Facilitator(s):

Amanda Raster, TSC

Christy Slay, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Tom Battagliese, BASF 

Christoph Guenther, BASF 

Tony Armitage, International Ingredient Corporation  

Brett Kaysen, National Pork Board

Maggie Monast, EDF 

Kraig Westerbeek, Smithfield 

Theme:

Innovation

Pesty Business: Understanding and Communicating Responsible Pest Management in Your Supply Chain

Understanding pest management in your supply chain is never an easy task, let alone explaining it to customers. What if you had a clear and concise way of communicating with your supply chain about the pest management approaches used in the production of the products you make and sell?  What if you, as a grower, had a way to share the innovative ways that you are investing in responsible pest management practices using Integrated Pest Management principles?  This session will provide a chance to learn about the latest efforts to build awareness and improve communication on this issue, learn about the Responsible Pest Management Task Force, and get involved in the project that the group is working on. 


 Session Type: Breakout

 Room: Caribbean/Caspian 

 Facilitator(s):
Jennifer Shaw, Syngenta 

Dan Sonke, Campbell’s Soup Company 


 Speaker(s):

Lori Berger, UC Davis 

Sarah Lewis, TSC

Theme:

Innovation

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