Dozens of Fortune 500 and other consumer goods companies have publicly committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. But how are these commitments being implemented, and what exactly are companies committing to? In this panel discussion, we will hear the industry perspective on a topic that is more relevant than ever, as many companies' commitment deadline of 2020 fast approaches. Key questions that will guide this conversation include: "Is "zero" deforestation a useful framework to guide sustainability efforts? How are companies working with governments to solve deforestation? How are companies balancing the needs of different stakeholders, especially local communities, in implementing deforestation-free?
Moderator: Chris Meyer, Senior Manager of Amazon Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund
Panelists: Ivone Namikawa, Forest Sustainability at Klabin, Brazil and Christopher Stewart, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Olam International