Program

Virtual Schedule

All sessions will be presented on TSC’s WebEx platform

Session Types

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Programming free for TSC members. Fees required to attend for non-members.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

Designing a leadership institute is no small feat. As in cathedral building, it requires the channeling of a lot of ideas and energy into one common and persistent vision. We’ve worked to create a lot of those ideas and that energy through TSC Idea Forum. Through the inspiration and direction of those who have been part of TSC Idea Forum over the last 3 years, we are working to grow those ideas, that energy, and the community into the first ever TSC Leadership Institute. Come be part of this session where we will explore new models of leadership development, new ways of thinking about our sustainability challenges, and share ideas with each other about we want to create a Leadership Institute that helps us create the world we want to sustain. We are working to build the first ever TSC Leadership Institute – come join us! 
This session is a workshop and is invite only. Contact Sarah Lewis


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Sarah Lewis, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Eric Martin, Adaptive Change Advisors 

Trevor Rees, Adaptive Change Advisors 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT

Join us for our annual workshop to dive deep into Ag Metrics.  Learn how Covid-19 has affected agriculture supply chains and how sustainability efforts lead to resiliency.  Participants will be the first to hear outcomes of a research project with Trust in Food that explores grower perspectives on sustainability data and conservation agriculture practices.   We will also explore how TSC can address incentives for growers to mobilize sustainability data and drive conservation practices on the ground.  Together we will create a plan for the 2020 decade for TSC to continue our efforts to align metrics, connect data systems, and drive positive impacts through measurement and conservation agriculture practices with our partners. 


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Drew Slattery, Trust in Food 


 Speaker(s):

Rod Snyder, Field to Market

Arlan Suderman, INTL FCStone  

Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Defining Leadership Through THESIS

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT

As TSC looks forward to 2025, we are working with our members and partners to make sure we continue to create change on a global scale and reduce the impacts caused by the production of consumer goods on people and the planet. In this session, we’ll showcase our 5-year strategy, improvements and streamlining we’ll bring to our sustainability insight system (THESIS) and how we’re adapting to the needs of today.  


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Euan Murray, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Christopher Cooke, TSC 

Jessica Ginger, TSC

Kevin Dooley, TSC

Alex Gershenson, SupplyShift 

Jessica Ginger, TSC

Kevin Dooley, TSC

Zach Freeze, Walmart 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM CT

TSC’s Commodity Mapping tool has helped many member companies map supply chains and address transparency risks.  Join us for a workshop to hear from the latest users of Commodity Mapping about their results and use cases.  Then participate in an exploratory workshop to discuss the future of the tool. Provide your feedback on how you could use it, what features you want to see, and what value it can provide to your business decisions.  Hear direct feedback from current and previous users and help envision the next generation of Commodity Mapping. 


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Christy Slay , TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Forrest Follett, TSC 

Ryan Vroegindewey, Campbell’s 

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM CT

The consumer communication landscape is awash with apps, labels and websites to help consumers understand the sustainability of the products they are buying. How do companies sort through the options, and how do consumers avoid greenwashing? Join a panel of consumer-facing media platforms to discuss the landscape of consumer communication and where we go from here.  


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Euan Murray, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Gustaaf Haan, Questionmark 

Matthew Allan, SmartLabel 

Sanchali Pal, Joro 

Doug Gatlin, Green Seal 

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT

Come join this session where TSC’s RPM Task Force will continue the work of building the RPM Framework, a tool for improving communication of leadership in responsible pest management in food, fiber, and forestry. We’ve launched the project and are working through developing the framework and the cropping system examples. Come hear an update on the project and have a chance to contribute to the development of this new, cross-sector tool.  


 Session Type: Workshop

 Facilitator(s):

Jennifer Shaw, Syngenta


 Speaker(s):

Mark Agana, TSC 

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM CT

During this session, Mandar Apte, former Shell GameChanger social innovation program manager, will facilitate a discussion on innovation and resilience. He will also share profound breath and meditation exercises that help improve clarity, focus, and energy. During his time at Shell, he won anaward sponsored by Accenture for delivering this training to improve innovation culture. 

For more information about his current work please visit his website.



 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Mandar Apte 


 Speaker(s):

Thursday, April 30, 2020: Defining Leadership Through Tackling Supply Chain Issues

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

Systems that are durable and resilient in the face of change are key attributes to effective circular economy models. This session will expand the traditional materials focus of existing circular economy conversations to include the environmental, social and ethical dimensions of consumption that also need to be addressed as part of creating durable and resilient systems. Ongoing work in reusable packaging, assessing how consumers use their clothes, and how to incorporate social values into a circular framework will be presented as examples of how these systems can be improved. 


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Carole Mars, TSC 


 Speaker(s):

Ben Weir, TerraCycle 

Michael Bernstein, ASU 

Jessie Kosak, TSC 

Kevin Dooley, TSC

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM CT

During this session, participants will learn about untapped resources for tackling impacts to forests. We’ll explore new ways that organizations are working to protect global forests, discussing everything from global trade standards and policies to new and innovative decision support tools. Come learn how you can take action today in your supply chain in ways that you hadn’t ever considered.   


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Sarah Lewis, TSC

Chris Cooke, TSC


 Speaker(s):

Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy 

Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 

Leah Samberg, Rainforest Alliance 

Roger Young, Agroisolab

Ryan Sarsfield, WRI  

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM CT

According to the FAO’s 2010 definition, sustainable diets are those with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future generations.  But what exactly does that look like on the plate?  And what does that mean for consumers shopping at the grocery store and looking to meet their nutrition needs as well as reduce their environmental impact?  Also, with diverse authoritative voices communicating to consumers on nutrition, as well as sustainability, there is an opportunity for those voices to come together but who is that expert?  This session will seek to explore the concept of sustainable nutrition, what considerations need to be made from both an agriculture and a nutrient-density perspective and who consumers can look to for answers. 


 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Julie Meyer, Eat Well Global


 Speaker(s):

Becky Langer-Curry, Bayer 

Katie Brown, DMI 

Emily English, UAMS 

12:20 PM – 1:40 PM CT

Learn about the current tools and initiatives to address sustainability and feed globally.  Discuss how feed sustainability matters to consumers and retailers and how TSC THESIS data results compare across animal protein categories. 



 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Jennifer Luchte, International Ingredient Corporation  


 Speaker(s):

Constance Cullman, American Feed Industry

Tom Battagliese, BASF

Jason Frank, Green Field Solutions

Kevin Halpin, Green Field Solutions

Rob Cooper, AFIA and IFEEDER 

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT



 Session Type: Workshop

 Facilitator(s):


 Speaker(s):

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM CT

During this session, Mandar Apte, former Shell GameChanger social innovation program manager, will facilitate a discussion on innovation and resilience. He will also share profound breath and meditation exercises that help improve clarity, focus, and energy. During his time at Shell, he won an award sponsored by Accenture for delivering this training to improve innovation culture. 

For more information about his current work please visit his website.



 Session Type: Webinar

 Facilitator(s):

Mandar Apte 


 Speaker(s):

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