2024 Climate Foundations (Compact Edition)

In EU/UK - friendly time zones


Wednesday, October 2, 2024
at
1:00 PM (UTC)
to Wednesday, November 27, 2024 at 2:30 PM (UTC)
Virtual via Zoom
* Registration open until 9/30/24 at 12:00 AM (CUT)
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* Registration open until 9/30/24 at 12:00 AM (CUT)
Category: SPLC Events

Procurement is on the front line of your organization's climate strategy. Are you ready?

 

SPLC's Climate Foundations coaching course aims to equip procurement, supply chain, and sustainability professionals with the knowledge, tools, and strategic approach they need to develop and reach their greenhouse gas reduction goals.

 

Every procurement team must grasp the basics of greenhouse gas (GHG) management and related best practices to drive and support meaningful supply chain emissions reductions.

That’s where Climate Foundations comes in. Climate Foundations is a comprehensive virtual training and coaching program specifically designed for professionals focused on addressing the climate impact of their organization's spend  — providing basic climate knowledge, tools, and strategic insights to move their organizations forward. Sessions last 60-90 minutes and are hosted virtually. 

This condensed version of SPLC's signature Climate Foundations program provides virtual training and coaching designed to equip procurement, supply chain, and sustainability professionals with the knowledge, tools, and strategic approach they need to develop and reach meaningful greenhouse gas reduction goals.  The coaching work supports participants in prioritizing and strategizing action on highly relevant categories and suppliers and culminates in the completion of a strategic climate plan and supplier engagement plan for your organization.

Download the course schedule 


What you will learn:  
  • Basic terminology and approaches for supply chain greenhouse gas emissions base-lining, strategic prioritization, goal-setting, and performance monitoring on any budget. 
  • Common approaches to prioritize, engage, support, and incentivize suppliers in meaningful greenhouse gas reporting and reduction activities.
  • The challenges that all organizations face when reporting on and managing their Scope 3 GHG emissions; and how leaders are collaborating to ensure their climate plan is properly aligned to the most critical opportunities.
  • Examples of organizations that have taken a "program approach" to strategically reduce their supply chain greenhouse gas impact in prioritized areas.  
Key takeaways: 
  • Familiarity with climate-related terminologies, frameworks, and concepts that involve procurement and supply chain

  • A strategic climate plan for greenhouse gas reduction focused on what you buy — including key stakeholders, vision, focus areas, and next steps

  • A supplier engagement plan designed to lay the groundwork for delivering key supplier greenhouse gas data, reduction commitments, and continued progress

  • A climate network of multi-stakeholder experts and peers.

  • A certificate of completion for completing the program (CEU credits available via ISM)

Climate Foundations provided me with the basic building blocks I needed to fully develop our supplier engagement strategy in support of our climate efforts.  I recommend this program both for those just getting started and those who are looking to expand their knowledge”  - Large Integrated Healthcare Provider

Registration Options:
Non-member Pricing (per seat)
Corporation
$1,200.00
Public Sector / Higher Ed $816.00
SPLC Member Pricing (per seat)
Corporation $770.00
Public Sector / Higher Ed $575.00

Foundational Learning Partner:

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* Registration open until 9/30/24 at 12:00 AM (CUT)
Register Now
* Registration open until 9/30/24 at 12:00 AM (CUT)

What to Expect:

  • 8 weeks, about 1 to 1.5 hours of activities (workshops, homework, etc.) per week
  • 4 Foundational Learning Sessions 
  • 3 Strategic Planning Workshops 
  • Access to climate-focused webinars and recorded tool demos
  • Peer-level support & benchmarking 

For More Information:

Jessica Pineros

Jessica Pineros

Learning & Engagement Manager, SPLC