Ensuring Spending Decisions are Sustainable, Impactful, and Equitable
There is a critical link between health, jobs, income, economic security, the environment, access to healthy foods, and safe neighborhoods. Transforming procurement strategies and leveraging partnerships to intentionally and effectively support inclusive local economic opportunity and to reduce the impact on the environment can help address economic and environmental disparities, ultimately creating positive, equitable health outcomes.
This webinar will address how by holistically looking at supplier diversity, economic impact, sustainability, and affordability in procurement decisions, we can ensure that spending decisions are environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially equitable. Specific real-world examples discussed will address supplier capacity development, sustainable product innovation, and employee-ownership transitions.
Speaker: Elizabeth Eldridge
As the Director of Sustainable Sourcing for Kaiser Permanente’s Impact Spending program, Elizabeth is focused on reducing the environmental footprint of healthcare and is responsible for developing and executing the sustainable procurement strategy component of Kaiser Permanente’s total health mission. She and her team also deliver contextual business intelligence to multiple levels of both internal and external stakeholders in support of Impact Spending’s social, environmental, and economic impact pillars.