Procurement is in the eye of a storm. Pressures are mounting from investors, customers, and employees, for companies - and their supply chains - to embrace “stakeholder capitalism” and serve a social purpose. In the meantime, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed huge vulnerabilities in global supply chains, highlighting the value of resilience. Procurement must figure out how to select suppliers that meet expectations while creating tangible, measurable business value.
Sustainable procurement creates not only resilience and risk mitigation benefits, but also -- with the right indicators and tools to measure and drive supplier performance -- delivers a broad range of monetizable value. By identifying the high performing suppliers, you can realize value from:
- Building resilience
- Boosting sales revenue
- Differentiating products
- Accessing new categories or market segments
- Driving innovation
This webinar covers:
- Seven pillars of Sustainable Procurement Value that provide measurable return on investment
- Case examples of experienced practitioners
This will help you make the case to invest in or expand your sustainable procurement program as a foundational element to your business and growth strategy.
Meet the speakers:
David McClintock |Director of Marketing
Sophie Waskow Rifkin |Director, Corporate Research and Engagement
Sophie Waskow Rifkin is Director, Corporate Research and Engagement at the Center for Sustainable Business. Previously she served as Senior Associate Director and led curriculum, thought leadership, and engagement work. Sophie also teaches Sustainability at Competitive Advantage at the undergraduate and MBA levels. She has over 12 years of experience working with organizations to grow and implement sustainability programs. As a member of the advisory services team at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), Sophie worked with consumer sector companies to develop and implement sustainability strategies. Previously, she spent three years as a project manager at the George Washington University where she helped launch the university’s inaugural sustainability program. Sophie began her career in sustainability at the consulting firm, SustainAbility. She holds an MPA from George Washington University, and an A.B. in English from Brown University. Sophie is the Vice-Chair of the Pembroke Center Associates Council of Brown University.