On 7th June in London, The Crowd convened 100+ supply chain, sustainability, sourcing, procurement and ethical trade professionals for X Supply Chains.
This impactful half day event explored how to apply exponential and disruptive thinking and solutions to next-generation sustainable supply chain strategies, inspiring and connecting the leading minds from a mix of industry sectors.
We explored how disruptive technologies like as digitisation, big data, analytics, blockchain, IoT, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, robotics, automation and materials science are exponentially changing traditional supply chain programmes in large organisations, sharing knowledge and latest thinking amongst the community.
The programme on the day was a mix of inspiring keynotes, high level panels, peer roundtable discussions and structured networking.
Sean is a business transformation expert whose work on disruptive technologies and their impact is globally recognised. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, speaking at events and universities across the world, and a widely-published author of thought-provoking pieces in journals such as The European Business Review and Forbes. He designs and delivers masterclasses on how Disruptive Technologies are impacting business, economies and societies, and helps companies address these challenges by thinking differently. Sean spent a decade at Cadbury Schweppes as the Global Design Authority on what was the world’s largest SAP project, and six years as CEO of business consultancy ‘SEVEN’. He is also a member of the European Leadership team of the APICS Supply Chain Council, SCOR Master Instructor and Executive Vice-President, Research and Advisory Services for Manucore.
Louise Nicholls is M&S Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability and Food Packaging. She leads the strategic Human rights (and modern slavery) agenda working across M&S different business areas to support their local leadership teams develop implementation plans. M&S Human Rights approach has been recognised for its leadership coming top of both the Food and Beverage and Apparel sector in the global Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. To date M&S have published 2 Human Rights reports and 2 modern slavery statements reflecting a business focussed and determined to embed respect for human rights in how they do business.
Tony leads on the company’s sustainability initiatives in the supply chain, such as the Better Future Supplier Forum, and also manages BT's Modern Slavery statement on behalf of group procurement. Led BT's Better Future Supplier Forum (BFSF), an award-winning initiative that uses Sustainable factors such as Eco Design, CSR, Carbon Reduction, etc. with BT's top suppliers, to help them make significant improvements across their organisations. Launched BT's Sustainability Assessor Tool (SAT) to help smaller suppliers benchmark themselves against best-in-class standards, and help them drive improvement. The SAT was awarded App of the Year 2016 at the Business Green Technology Awards in London. Increased BT's supplier reporting to CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) by 30% in 2017.
The company is a worldwide leader in the design and production of carpet tiles that combine beauty and functionality with environmental credentials to help customers bring their design vision to life. In his role, Nigel is responsible for setting and leading the company’s growth strategy throughout the EMEA region. This includes driving growth in the core carpet tile business, while also bringing new offerings to market and delivering supply chain efficiencies. He is also spearheading the Interface Mission Zero and more recent Climate Take Back mission focused on reversing global warming and creating a positive impact on the environment. Since first joining the Interface global project team in 1997, Nigel has gone on to pursue roles in operations, research and development, and product, design and innovation. In 2012, Nigel became a member of the global leadership team, with overall responsibility for Innovations, Sustainability, Product and Design. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Dexter runs CDP’s program to enable major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, influencing over US$2 trillion in annual procurement spend. Dexter's supply chain experience is extensive having worked in time-critical logistics prior to joining CDP in 2008. Passionate about harmonizing reporting standards, he has lead on driving standardization in environmental reporting. In 2013 he launched a major new initiative called Action Exchange to accelerate emissions reductions in corporate supply chains.
Simon is co-founder and CEO of Meridia, a venture that seeks to help landholders unlock the value of their land by providing them land documentation services and obtain legal land title at scale.In the past decade Simon has has worked as a market analyst providing market and channel intelligence to institutional investors, co-founded start-ups and worked to build the impact entrepreneurial ecosystem globally.Simon has also served 4 years as a managing director for Impact Hub Network, with particular focus overseeing and supporting the growth of the network from 18 to 70+ member Hubs. One key achievement has also been developing partnerships to grow the impact economy infrastructure in Africa, Latin America, China and the Balkans.
Charlene drives Forum’s global system change projects across value chains for greater sustainability, equity and resilience. She has led multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of sectors and themes, and supports Forum’s thought leadership on collaborative change processes. Her portfolio includes leading Cotton 2040, a cross-industry collaborative project integrating and accelerating efforts for a systemic shift towards sustainability in the cotton and apparel industry.Charlene’s career spans roles in futures, organisational change, and systems thinking. She has an MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility (Distinction 2013) from Ashridge, a BA in International Relations from the University of Puget Sound and a Diploma in Organisational Change and Development from Henley Management College.Read more on https://uk.linkedin.com/in/charlene-collison-75aa8224
Jean René Skjelbred is the Founder & CEO of Norsk Ombruk AS, a dynamic and ambitious remanufacturing company. Established in Norway, they focus on extending the life of household electrical goods. In essence the company’s business model delivers the triple bottom line: they extend the life of useful products, save resources, prevent waste, reduce carbon and energy. Jean René is also Founder and CEO of RECIRK, drawing on his passion and experience with making the transition to a circular economy.
|Sustainability Director||AB Agri|
|Environmental Sustainability Manager||Adnams|
|Sustainability Manager||Anglian Water|
|Group Corporate Responsibility Manager||Aviva Plc|
|Head of Analysis||Bloomberg New Energy Finance|
|Head of Sustainability||BT Group|
|Supply Chain Analyst||Costain Group PLC|
|Best Practice Specialist||De Beers Group of Companies|
|Data Innovation Lead||DFID|
|Sustainable Agriculture Manager||Diageo|
|Head of Innovation and Brand Change||Diageo|
|Senior Property Supply Chain Manager||Dixons Carphone|
|Procurement Manager||DP World London Gateway Port Limited|
|Sustainable Sourcing Manager||Drax Power Ltd.|
|Affiliate (Senior Advisor)||Forum for the Future|
|Policy & Engagement Lead||IEMA|
|Group OHSE & CR Director||Imperial Brands PLC|
|Head of Supply Chain Sustainability Programmes||Intertek|
|Sustainable Workplace Manager||JLL|
|Responsible Sourcing Manager||John Lewis|
|Sustainable Supply Chain manager||LEGO|
|Sustainability Manager||London South Bank University|
|Sustainability Project Manager – Plan A||M&S|
|Sustainability Manager||Mitsubishi Corporation|
|Head of Indirect Procurement||Nando’s|
|Head of Transparency, Ethics and Data Protection||Network Rail|
|Head of Environmental Supply Chain||Novartis|
|Head Third Party Labor Rights||Novartis|
|Chief Executive||Office Club Ltd|
|Global Human Rights Manager||Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC|
|Sustainable Investment Analyst||Schroders|
|Ethical Trade Manager||Selfridges|
|Innovation & Industrialisation Manager||Skanska UK PLC|
|Compliance and Supplychain Senior Manager||Sky|
|Director Sustainability||Taylor Wimpey|
|Corporate Responsibility Reporting Manager||Tesco|
|Sustainability and Accounting Manager||The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project|
|Research and Operations Officer||The Sutainable Shipping Initiative|
|Supply Chain Group Strategy Manager||Tullow Oil|
|Global Director Human Rights Stewardship||Unilever|
|Net Zero Manager||Virgin Management|
|Assistant Sustainable Development Manager||Willmott Dixon|