Upcoming Sustainability Dialogue on Sustainable Supply Chains

Mar 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 16, 2011 - The Natural Step Exchange is pleased to present the March instalment of its Sustainability Dialogue Series on dynamic topics that are relevant to its members. These dialogues showcase member initiatives to highlight best practices and challenges, explore dynamic and advanced sustainability topics, feature a notable cross-section of sustainability experts, and create space for lively Q&A sessions.

Making the Link ::: Sustainable Supply Chains
Date: March 25, 2011
Time: 1-2PM EST

Researchers estimate that 40-60 percent of a business’s environmental footprint stems from its supply chain.  Consequently, businesses that are serious about operating in an environmental and socially sustainable manner are increasingly integrating suppliers into their sustainability strategies.

This interactive dialogue will feature Kathryn Cooper, President, Sustainability Learning Centre, and Brad Zarnett, President of Eco-Opportunity Consulting Inc. and Founder and Director of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series. as they provide insight into engaging supply chains effectively while working collaboratively to produce sustainable outcomes.

During this dialogue participants will:

  • Learn about a six step process for implementing a Sustainable Supply Chain as defined by the United Nations Global Compact and Business for Social Responsibility;

  • Discuss the importance of aligning a sustainability strategy with a Sustainable Supply Chain initiative;

  • Discover steps to map a supply chain and options for prioritizing the Sustainable Supply Chain initiative.

Pariticipants will receive a downloadable copy of Supply Chain Sustainability: A practical guide for continuous improvement by United Nations Global Compact and Business for Social Responsibility.

The Natural Step Exchange is a unique network for sustainability practitioners and leaders who want to learn, share, and connect with others to accelerate the change toward a sustainable Canada. This dialogue is exclusive for Premium Exchange members. 

Premium memberships are designed for individuals, businesses and communities who are knowledgeable sustainability practitioners and leaders who are leading change toward sustainability in Canada. They are interested in advanced, in-depth learning, receiving practical support and forging meaningful connections with like-minded people in the sustainability field across Canada. For more information about how to join, please visit our website at http://www.thenaturalstep.org/exchange/.

About The Natural Step Canada
The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability. We envision a sustainable world in which individuals, communities, and businesses thrive within nature’s limits. We strive to inspire, educate, and connect Canadian leaders to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.
Through award-winning learning programs and our unique suite of advisory, coaching, training, and process facilitation services, we translate the fundamentals of sustainability into practical steps businesses and communities can take to achieve lasting change.