Sustainable Procurement: Unleashing a Market Force for Sustainable Business

Use discount code SPLCPRO2023 for $75 off course registration.

Recurring Event
Last Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Partner Events

Companies pay attention to what their customers want. If customers and buyers want the most sustainable products form the most sustainable companies, then their suppliers and vendors will seek to earn full marks on those criteria. It's time to unleash procurement as a market force to create demand for sustainable products and an economy in which sustainable companies flourish. This course will prepare sustainability professionals to work with procurement professionals to integrate sustainable procurement elements, especially net-zero procurement elements, into any organization's current procurement system.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the what and why of sustainable procurement, and its relevance to sustainability professionals' role.
  • Explain how to use the Sustainable Procurement (SP) Toolkit to integrate sustainability considerations into an existing procurement system.
  • Explain how to use the Net-Zero Procurement (NZP) Toolkit to integrate net-zero and circularity considerations into an existing procurement system, as a starter subset of sustainable procurement.
  • Use proven change agent leadership practices to justify sustainable procurement, engage the right people, and integrate it into an existing procurement system.

Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies. He serves on board of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), the board of the Future-Fit Foundation, the B Lab Standards Advisory Council, and the Canadian government’s Low Carbon Procurement Advisory Committee.


Use discount code SPLCPRO2023 for $75 off course registration.