Critical Issue Exchange:

Smart Business for a Better World

Co-hosted with Sonoco Products Company

September 17, 2019
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona  


Globally-competitive firms are placing increased importance upon sustainability – what it means to the organization, the areas it touches, and the potential it has. Whether human, economic, social, or environmental, all supply management leaders should sharpen their focus on sustainability for the longevity of the business. Join us as we discuss the four pillars of innovation in implementing sustainability efforts throughout your supplier base:

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility – Establishing best practices and evolving your CSR into your supply base.
  2. Supplier Risk – Identifying the one that will bite you and the best ways to prevent it.
  3. Waste reduction – How can you encourage suppliers to maximize use of existing resources. Where is there space in the supply chain to increase efficiency?
  4. Engagement – Motivating your team to identify and reduce risk, pinpoint opportunities for improvement, and adopt a sense of ownership over sustainability efforts.



This event was designed for supply management professionals interested in exploring strategies and best practices for advancing Sustainability in their organization.

Attend free-of-charge but register early. 
These events have limited seating and are well attended. Secure your seat now.

Registration closes on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, or when we've reached capacity.


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