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Sept. 18, 2018 - 5:30pm-9:00pm PTThe Growing Sustainable Purchasing Movement in Portland & Beyond

Attend this free panel discussion and networking event in Portland, OR.

Presenters:
-- Lester Spitler, CPO City of Portland
-- Nancy Gillis, CEO, Green Electronics Council
-- Sam Hummel, CEO, SPLC
-- Nancy Zavada, CEO, MeetGreen
-- Mike Wallace, Partner, BrownFlynn

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FREE Public Event
Oct. 11, 2018 - 12pm-1:30pm ETTransforming Communities Through Food Sourcing

Join this webinar to hear how large companies are making real social impact within their communities through their food procurement and food waste management programs - and how you can too!

Sodexo and Bon Appetit were recipients of SPLC’s most prestigious Leadership Award in 2018 and MGM’s food sourcing program was featured on national television.

Learning Outcomes:
--Learn how leading companies are tackling social issues and gaining positive brand visibility through their food sourcing
--Learn how to make the case for similar programs at your organization

Presenters:
--Judy Panayos, Sr. Director of Sustainability, Supply Management, Sodexo
--Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability at MGM Resorts International
--Nicole Cardwell, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Bon Appetit

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This webinar is open to the public. However, the recording and slides will only be made available to SPLC members on the SPLC community website. Please contact Helena Kennedy with any questions.
Public Webinar
Oct. 25, 2018 - 12pm-1:30pm ET Sustainable Purchasing 101 - Strategies for Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program

Building a strong sustainable procurement program involves many moving parts, and progress can sometimes feel elusive. But learning where to focus and how to engage stakeholders can help grease the wheels. This session will provide an overview of key implementation strategies to focus on when initially building program. Key concepts covered will include staffing and management support, prioritization, stakeholder partnerships, communication and education strategies, supplier engagement, and reporting. Whether attendees are new to sustainable procurement or need some new ideas, this session will provide insight into what works to grow a sustainable procurement program.

Learning Outcomes:
--Core elements of implementing a sustainable procurement program
--Communicating with and educating staff and suppliers about sustainable procurement
--Overview of sustainable procurement metrics and reporting

Presenters:
--Johanna Anderson, Member Services Coordinator, SPLC
--Sarah Church, Sustainability Project Manager, County of Alameda
--Tim Hopper, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Microsoft

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This webinar is open to the public. However, the recording and slides will only be made available to SPLC members on the SPLC community website. Please contact Helena Kennedy with any questions.
Public Webinar