OECD 2019 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
Apr
23
to Apr 26

OECD 2019 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

  • OECD Conference Centre, Paris (map)
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The 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains will take place from 23-25 April 2019 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The Forum will feature sessions on measuring impact and driving change, opportunities and challenges related to specific minerals such as diamonds, base metals, cobalt, 3Ts and gold, and regulatory and policy updates related to responsible sourcing. 

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Organic Food Masterclass: Future Evolution
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Organic Food Masterclass: Future Evolution

Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni will highlight the various tools that are being used to authenticate (organic) food products e.g. fingerprinting, targeted analysis, non-targeted profiling, stable isotopes, etc.

Some of the points covered:

- Growing importance of traceability in supply chains

- Fraud risks & impacts

- Overview of traceability tools

- Examples of such tools for organic products

- Key lessons for the future  

Seminar duration: 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A

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The Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

The Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda

The aim of the Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda (SFRA) event is to take stock of the current state of affairs regarding sustainable fashion. In the last decade, numerous fashion brands, industry associations, and private consultancies have celebrated the concept of sustainable fashion. However, there is often an absence of concrete information about the actual progress towards sustainability. SFRA hopes to remedy this neglect by facilitating a research-based discussion on the current scale and scope of sustainable fashion initiatives.

 SFRA will focus on research-based presentations and active workshops focusing on what we actually know today about sustainable fashion, and particularly how SMEs can work strategically with sustainable fibers, circularity, or sustainable consumption. The event will thus provide holistic and knowledge-based inspiration about sustainable fashion that moves beyond the often limited and silo-like practices and logics of industry.

 The audience for SFRA is researchers, designers, brands, associations, NGOs, journalists and other reflective scholars/practitioners with a interest in sustainable fashion.

 The SFRA event is a collaboration between CBS and Design School Kolding. It is kindly supported by the Carlsberg Foundation and the Research Council of Norway as part of the project Future Ways of Working (275347) in the digital economy.

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Sustainable Purchasing Summit
May
20
to May 22

Sustainable Purchasing Summit

SPLC’s annual Summit brings together 500 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share and promote sustainable purchasing best practices for organizations. The Summit’s expert-led sessions, networking, tradeshow, and buyer-supplier matchmaking are open to both members and non-members.  


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Sustainability Leadership Forum Chicago
Jan
31
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Chicago

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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MIT Sloan Retail & Consumer Goods Conference
Dec
8
10:30 AM10:30

MIT Sloan Retail & Consumer Goods Conference

Winning the customer war will highlight key channels and strategies that companies can use to attract and retain the modern customer. With the explosion of small brands, the rise of e-commerce, and the unprecedented levels of disruption across multiple product categories, consumer behaviors are shifting and channel landscapes are in flux. Join us to learn how the world’s leading retail and CPG companies are winning in this rapidly changing landscape.

Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni is participating in the transparency panel, and Sourcemap will have a booth at the 2018 MIT Sloan Retail & Consumer Goods Conference.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Philadelphia
Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Philadelphia

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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ReMODE: The Premier Event for Disruptive and Sustainable Fashion
Nov
13
to Nov 14

ReMODE: The Premier Event for Disruptive and Sustainable Fashion

REMODE will curate a high-touch, informative and inspirational experience for established and upcoming fashion brands. Brand leaders, along with technology, manufacturing, raw material, media and service companies and investors, will come together to share innovative ideas, find practical solutions and forge new connections.

We are proud to launch this event in Los Angeles, CA – a growing creative center for the renewable fashion industry.

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THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS @ WEAR YOUR VALUES
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS @ WEAR YOUR VALUES

With the explosion of “Fast Fashion”, the industry has been facing increased scrutiny. Our clothing is often made in an unethical manner, rife with human rights abuses throughout the supply chain, ranging from forced labor to inhumane work conditions. Emerging technology is increasingly seen as a way to create transparency in this supply chain, and secure the rights of fashion workers. This panel will discuss the way that technology, ranging from AI to Blockchain, might be leveraged to create a more sustainable fashion industry.

Panelists: Martine Jarlgaard, Leonardo Bonanni (Sourcemap), LanVy Nguyen (Fashion 4 Freedom), and Mounir Ibrahim (True Pic)

Moderated by Ben Siegel, ConsenSys

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ElixirConf
Sep
4
to Sep 7

ElixirConf

Sourcemap's Alex Dovzhanyn is presenting his blockchain work at ElixirConf, the premier conference for the Elixir community where Elixir developers from around the world gather.

ElixirConf® is dedicated to advancing the Elixir programming language and the communities and companies surrounding it by bringing together the technically minded to establish relationships for work, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Washington DC
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Washington DC

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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P&G Signal 2018
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

P&G Signal 2018

Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni will be presenting at P&G Signal in Cincinnati. This high-powered event will provide an introduction to supply chain mapping and how it is transforming global business relationships towards greater dynamism, growth and sustainability.

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Change Fashion Forum @ New York Academy of Sciences
Jun
27
8:30 AM08:30

Change Fashion Forum @ New York Academy of Sciences

The Change Fashion Challenge (CFC) focuses on creating innovation to pioneer the future of fashion and create a new sustainable ecosystem in the fashion industry.  This means innovation throughout the entire product lifecycle, toward a circular and regenerative model -- changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by introducing disruptive science and technology and new business models.

The Change Fashion Forum and Workshop is an invitation-only event bringing together leaders from the fashion industry, academia, and non-profit organizations to begin the development of a prioritized sustainable fashion research agenda and roadmaps for the priority areas identified in the agenda.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Dallas
Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Dallas

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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Business “Un”usual: Aligning Critical Intersections of Agriculture, Health and Food
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Business “Un”usual: Aligning Critical Intersections of Agriculture, Health and Food

  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AIARD 2018 Annual Conference will focus on issues at the interface of agriculture, food and nutrition and their impact on human health. Challenges facing all societies in this agro-economic space require solutions that are interdisciplinary in nature, based on a food systems approach, and that bring about positive socio-economic transformation. We will combine our exploration of technical interventions, cultural factors, behavior change communication, and the key role of policy development both in the U.S. and abroad.

This multifaceted discussion will enable the conference attendees to develop a sound understanding of how, by working together, we can generate the stimulus needed for sound decision making and improvements in human health worldwide.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Atlanta
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Atlanta

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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2018 Oslo Freedom Forum
May
28
to May 30

2018 Oslo Freedom Forum

The 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) marks the 10th anniversary of a unique gathering of the world's bravest human rights activists with creative entrepreneurs, intrepid reporters, cutting-edge technologists, and bold artists, united by their commitment to making today's world more peaceful, prosperous, and free. 

OFF has evolved from an annual human rights event into a thriving international community with satellite events in cities like New York and San Francisco.

The 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum will feature even more powerful stories of courage, struggle, perseverance, and resilience in the face of tyranny. We will celebrate the real-life heroes who have become an essential global human rights community that has broken barriers between nations and united activists in the struggle for freedom.

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Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics

The Supply Chain Transparency Revolution

Unthinkable a few short years ago, supply chain transparency has become business-as-usual for industries ranging from food to fashion and electronics. The motivations go far beyond marketing: transparency has emerged as an essential business process for ensuring that supply chains are as efficient as can be while avoiding short-term disruptions and ensuring long-term sustainability. A rapid shift is underway in how brands and manufacturers communicate with their supply chains, and new rules of engagement are emerging that favor transparency and data-rich approaches to sourcing.

This latest Alliance Pipeline seminar will provide a real-world perspective on how this transformation occurred, including case studies of the motivations, benefits and implementation challenges to implement transparency.

About the speaker:

Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain mapping company. Since 2008, Sourcemap has developed software for companies and consumers to trace the origins of products to master the social, environmental, and operational risks. Based in New York City, Sourcemap software powers supply chain transparency for Hershey’s, Eileen Fisher, and sustainability benchmarking for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which is used by leading brands including Walmart, Nike and H&M. For more information on Sourcemap visit www.sourcemap.com

Leo has been named among America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. He is an entrepreneur and an advocate for supply chain transparency. Prior to Sourcemap he was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab where the underlying technology was developed. For more information on Leo visit www.leobonanni.com

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Sustainability Leadership Forum New York
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum New York

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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REACT Fashion Business Forum 2018
May
2
to May 4

REACT Fashion Business Forum 2018

  • Hotel Real Intercontinental (map)
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A nonprofit forum dedicated to creating Latin American solutions to the apparel industry’s global problems across every sector of production: because interdisciplinary collaboration and action is fundamental to secure an equitable and sustainable future. 

REACT joins the Fashion Week realm with the purpose of generating more tools to develop the local industry, generating alliances and joint strategies between different sectors and agents of national and international change to strengthen the Costa Rican product through innovation, managing to create profitable, sustainable and purposeful ventures.

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Can Fashion Save The World? [Fashion Revolution Week Panel]
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Can Fashion Save The World? [Fashion Revolution Week Panel]

Can #fashion change the world? Join Leonardo Bonanni (@sourcemap) Tara St James (@StudyNY) Abrima Erwiah (@Studio189NYC) Tabitha St Bernard (@tabiijust) & Stephanie Benedetto (@queenofraw) in conversation @parsonsdesign’s #FashionRevolution panel on 04.27! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-fashion-can-change-the-world-tickets-44858719638 …

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CameraModa INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

CameraModa INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018

  • Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On 20 March 2018, in Milan, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will be holding the 2nd International Roundtable on Sustainability, an event designed for international luxury brand CSR managers. The initiative is one of several organized by the Sustainability Committee and Sustainability Work Group co-ordinated by CNMI to provide a forum for discussion and training on sustainability issues in the luxury fashion industry. The agenda features contributions from experts in this segment and conferences on specific themes.

The 1st edition (28 March 2017) was attended by high-profile personalities from numerous major Italian and international brands. The proceedings were opened by CNMI president Carlo Capasa, who illustrated results achieved and new objectives on the CNMI Sustainability Roadmap, completion of which is scheduled for 2020. The morning programme also included an interview of Livia Firth and Simon Evans from the UK consultancy Eco-Age by Lucy Siegle.

CNMI held three roundtable sessions on themes it has studied in depth in recent years: “The chemical issue” (moderated by Mauro Rossetti, director of Associazione Tessile e Salute), “Sustainable Retail: how and why” (moderated by Isabella Goldmann, Managing Partner, Goldmann&Partners) and “Activating and communicating sustainability and supply chain shift” (moderated by The Guardian journalist Lucy Siegle).

The event provided a highly useful sharing of participants’ objectives and activities and enabled CNMI to present its own important and innovative objectives/achievements through its Sustainability Work Group and Sustainability Committee.

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Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

AIM-PROGRESS Membership Meeting

AIM-PROGRESS is a forum of leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and common suppliers, assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. It is a global initiative supported and sponsored by AIM in Europe and GMA in North America.

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Jan
22
to Jan 25

Texworld USA: Traceability, Transparency, Integrity and Trust in Textile Supply Networks

Texworld USA’s trend showcase returns for Winter 2018 created by Texworld USA’s Art Directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud. This French duo brings their vision and expertise regarding global trends for the upcoming season.

New to the show floor, Texworld USA has launched the Explore the Floor series featuring tours that allow attendees to walk the show floor with seasoned industry experts in an intimate setting. These tours will allow attendees to gain knowledge on different exhibitors that are relevant to what they need and be able to ask questions in an open format. Texworld USA offers all attendees three days of sourcing, networking and education AND complimentary access to two shows – all under one roof.

Texworld USA January 2018 Seminar Series highlights include a session entitled Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line, by Mercedes Gonzalez, Founder and Director - Global Purchasing Companies. A seminar dedicated to Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency + Explore will be held by Jeff Wilson, Sr. Business Development Manager – Sustainability - NSF International, Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO - Sourcing Journal, Dr Leonardo Bonanni, Founder & CEO – Sourcemap, and Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager - Eileen Fisher, Inc. Spring/Summer 19 Trends for Women’s & Junior Markets will be presented by Trend Council. The importance of a circular economy for the future of fashion will also be discussed.

Texworld USA’s Textile Talks return once again for winter 2018, featuring a series of intimate discussions suitable for all levels in the industry. Discussions will feature various topics relevant to the textile industry on the show floor.

www.texworldusa.com

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