Breakout 03 - Rethink, Rebuild: Leveraging Sustainable Procurement to Reinvent Your Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:20

From Covid, to climate and social justice outcry, a year as disruptive as 2020 demands a deep strategic rethink of how we approach, value, build and optimize our value chains, with an ESG / Sustainability lens. Pressures around sustainability and transparency are growing - the supply chain is the largest risk but also the largest lever of opportunity for becoming a more sustainable and resilient business. Join this session to learn about four key factors to rethink your supply chain and steps practitioners are taking to accelerate a sustainable procurement program and take action to thrive in the new normal.

You will learn:

  • Four ways we must rethink supply chain now - touching strategy, workforce, finance and tools
  • Steps you can take to build the business case and recruit internal champions and to gain support
  • About recent innovations in Carbon and Finance to engage suppliers, and support corporate strategies and commitments


Emily Rakowski

Chief Marketing Officer

Emily is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings company.  She brings over 25 years’ experience in sourcing and procurement solutions to the role, having previously spent many years in global marketing and demand management with both SAP and Ariba. Emily has also worked in leadership roles at Ellucian, A.T. Kearney Procurement Solutions, Creative Good, and A.T. Kearney Consulting managing marketing functions and consulting engagements for clients in the high technology, banking and energy industries.  Emily holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.

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