Connecting the Dots: Sustainable Procurement, GRI Reporting and the EU CSRD

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Category: Webinars

The new wave of regulations sweeping the globe are shifting from voluntary to mandatory reporting of sustainability impacts - including in the value chain. Leading the pack is the EU’s CSRD with the broadest criteria, depth, and data quality required. There are also local laws addressing specific subsets of topics - such as Canada’s S-211 modern slavery act, or California’s SB-253 climate disclosure - that also demand supply chain disclosure. 

Overall, these groundbreaking regulations will require sustainability leaders to collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to gather and report the right information. Fortunately, standards like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have been a core pillar in CSRD's development, and can be leveraged for guidance to tackle this new challenge. 

This webinar will provide an overview of CSRD requirements (particularly for supply chain), its alignment to GRI, and the use of such standards to help prepare organizations for reporting. We will share one organization’s journey in understanding its requirements and engaging procurement as an essential contributor and stakeholder towards implementation.  

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Gina Wu, Strategic Relations, GRI North America

Gina Wu, GRI North AmericaGina has over 15 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Impact focused on corporate partnership development, program management and strategy. Her experience includes working globally in China, Germany, and the United States with organizations including the Aspen Institute, the LA Cleantech Incubator, the American Sustainable Business Council, and Mercy Corps. Her scope of knowledge includes the circular economy, ESG reporting, materials management, policy change, international development, and government relations. Gina has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Louis Mark, Manager, Sustainable Operations & ESG, Autodesk

Louis Mark, AutodeskLouis Mark is a sustainability & ESG professional, having worked as a senior consultant to help global corporations on their ESG journeys both in Europe and the US and as a Program Manager on ESG teams in-house, most recently at Etsy. Lou received a scholarship to conduct environmental research in China and then pursued a Master of Science in France at Science Po-Paris. After graduating, he continued to work in Paris for the International Energy Agency (IEA/OECD) shortly after the Paris Agreement was signed. In his current work as a Senior Manager for Sustainable Operations + ESG, Lou guides Autodesk's sustainability strategy to meet its public commitments related to decarbonization and renewable energy solutions. His work involves supporting key business partnerships both internally and externally as well as developing a keen understanding of mandatory disclosures in the global ESG regulatory landscape. Lou currently resides in New York City.

Holly Brewster, Director, PPO Automation & Programs, Autodesk

Holly Brewster, AutodeskHolly Brewster is a Director at Autodesk leading Responsible Sourcing, Contingent Workforce, and Automation. She's been with Autodesk for 8 years, is a lawyer licensed in Colorado and Texas, and has more than 20 years of experience in contracts and procurement. Holly led Procurement and the Historically Underutilized Business program for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and was excited to begin the Supplier Diversity program at Autodesk in 2021 and expand its scope to include Sustainable Purchasing in 2022.

David McClintock, Global Director of Content Marketing and Communications, EcoVadis

David McClintock, EcoVadisDavid has a strong passion for bringing innovative technologies to productive, everyday use for a more sustainable future. Prior to EcoVadis, his career has focused on developing and marketing technology/SaaS products from startup through scale-up. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. 

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