Multimedia Summary of the Summit

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Here are a few photo and video highlights from the Summit, which was attended by more than 170 individuals representing 121 organizations.

Video Clips

  • Perspectives from the Annual Meeting Perspectives from the Annual Meeting This fast-paced video captures the essence of the 2014 Annual Meeting in 3 short minutes.
  • Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, US General Services Administration (GSA) Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, US General Services Administration (GSA) Dan Tangherlini's video address to 2014 Annual Meeting attendees. Shown during Wednesday morning plenary
  • Future of sustainable procurement? - CPO Keynote Conversation Future of sustainable procurement? - CPO Keynote Conversation The Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation during Tuesday's banquet dinner featured (left to right): Japen Hollist from Aflac, Karen Leitner from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Dan Pleshko from Lockheed Martin, Kathy McDuffie from Interface, and Sam Hummel from SPLC (moderator).
  • Karen Kreider, Executive Director, ISEAL Alliance Karen Kreider, Executive Director, ISEAL Alliance Karen Kreider's video address to 2014 Annual Meeting attendees. Shown during the "SPLC in a Global Context" lunch presentation on Wednesday.
  • Break through at Lockheed Martin - CPO Keynote Conversation Break through at Lockheed Martin - CPO Keynote Conversation
  • Full CPO Keynote Conversation Full CPO Keynote Conversation The Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation during Tuesday's banquet dinner featured (left to right): Japen Hollist from Aflac, Karen Leitner from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Dan Pleshko from Lockheed Martin, Kathy McDuffie from Interface, and Sam Hummel from SPLC (moderator).

Photos

  • Yalmaz Siddiqui, SPLC Board Chair and Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot, welcomes participants to the Annual Meeting. Yalmaz Siddiqui, SPLC Board Chair and Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot, welcomes participants to the Annual Meeting.
  • Yalmaz Siddiqui, SPLC Board Chair and Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot, encourages participants to think "beyond green" during the Annual Meeting and in all the Council's work. Yalmaz Siddiqui, SPLC Board Chair and Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot, encourages participants to think "beyond green" during the Annual Meeting and in all the Council's work.
  • Attendees participate in a "speed dating" networking session. Attendees participate in a "speed dating" networking session.
  • Josh Gundelach, Senior Business Analyst with Lockheed Martin, listens to Warren Lavey, Senior Regulatory Council for American Clean Skies Foundation, during a networking exercise during the opening plenary. Josh Gundelach, Senior Business Analyst with Lockheed Martin, listens to Warren Lavey, Senior Regulatory Council for American Clean Skies Foundation, during a networking exercise during the opening plenary.
  • During a coffee break, Jessian Choy, City Toxics Reduction Specialist with the City of San Francisco, talks with Lynne Olson, Senior Program Lead for Corporate Sustainability at Ecolab. During a coffee break, Jessian Choy, City Toxics Reduction Specialist with the City of San Francisco, talks with Lynne Olson, Senior Program Lead for Corporate Sustainability at Ecolab.
  • From left to right, Priscilla Halloran, Alison Kinn Bennett and Stephan Sylvan of the US Environmental Protection Agency.  From left to right, Priscilla Halloran, Alison Kinn Bennett and Stephan Sylvan of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Sangwon Suh, Director of Industrial Ecology Research Service, listens to Pierre-Francois Thaler, CEO of EcoVadis, during a plenary break. Sangwon Suh, Director of Industrial Ecology Research Service, listens to Pierre-Francois Thaler, CEO of EcoVadis, during a plenary break.
  • Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, presents a talk titled "Making the Business Case for a Sustainable Purchasing Program" during the workshop on Winning Support for a Sustainable Purchasing Program. Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, presents a talk titled "Making the Business Case for a Sustainable Purchasing Program" during the workshop on Winning Support for a Sustainable Purchasing Program.
  • Christina Simon, Corporate Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Global Supply Chain Operations, presents a talk titled "Lessons from Lockheed Martin's Sustainable Supply Chain Program" during the workshop on Winning Support for a Sustainable Purchasing Program. Christina Simon, Corporate Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Global Supply Chain Operations, presents a talk titled "Lessons from Lockheed Martin's Sustainable Supply Chain Program" during the workshop on Winning Support for a Sustainable Purchasing Program.
  • During each workshop (some were 75 minutes, others 120 minutes), participants were asked to contribute 10 minutes brainstorming challenges and solutions on their own.  They recorded their thoughts on worksheets that were collected and are being compiled by the Council as input into the development of the Council's Guidance for Sustainable Purchassing Leadership v1.0, to be released in December 2014. During each workshop (some were 75 minutes, others 120 minutes), participants were asked to contribute 10 minutes brainstorming challenges and solutions on their own. They recorded their thoughts on worksheets that were collected and are being compiled by the Council as input into the development of the Council's Guidance for Sustainable Purchassing Leadership v1.0, to be released in December 2014.
  • Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, facilitates a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, facilitates a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Sustainability-related spend analysis was a hot topic.  Despite offering the workshop topic twice, extra chairs had to be brought in at the back. Sustainability-related spend analysis was a hot topic. Despite offering the workshop topic twice, extra chairs had to be brought in at the back.
  • Sam Hummel, SPLC's Director of Outreach and Operations, scribes during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Sam Hummel, SPLC's Director of Outreach and Operations, scribes during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Warren Lavey, Senior Regulatory Council for American Clean Skies Foundation, speaks to fellow workshop participants during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Warren Lavey, Senior Regulatory Council for American Clean Skies Foundation, speaks to fellow workshop participants during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Kelly Weisinger, Sustainability Program Coordinator at Emory University, speaks during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Kelly Weisinger, Sustainability Program Coordinator at Emory University, speaks during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Ava Morgan, Procurement Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security, speaks to fellow workshop participants during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Ava Morgan, Procurement Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security, speaks to fellow workshop participants during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, shares during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, shares during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Nathan Loftice, Supply Chain & Environmental Affairs Sustainability Leader for Fedex, speaks with other workshop participants during a networking break. Nathan Loftice, Supply Chain & Environmental Affairs Sustainability Leader for Fedex, speaks with other workshop participants during a networking break.
  • Karen Hamilton, Program Manager for King County Procurement and Contracting, presents during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Karen Hamilton, Program Manager for King County Procurement and Contracting, presents during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Mark Rossolo, SPLC Board member and Public Affairs Director for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), presents during the workshop titled "Requests for Product Transparency and Disclosure: What Makes Sense?" Mark Rossolo, SPLC Board member and Public Affairs Director for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), presents during the workshop titled "Requests for Product Transparency and Disclosure: What Makes Sense?"
  • Jim Fava, Chief Sustainability Strategist for PE International, presents during the workshop titled "Requests for Product Transparency and Disclosure: What Makes Sense?" Jim Fava, Chief Sustainability Strategist for PE International, presents during the workshop titled "Requests for Product Transparency and Disclosure: What Makes Sense?"
  • Meghan Chapple, Director and Senior Advisor for Sustainability at The George Washington University, shares a case study on GWU's use of a sustainable paper scorecard to drive more sustainable paper selection by campus buyers. Meghan Chapple, Director and Senior Advisor for Sustainability at The George Washington University, shares a case study on GWU's use of a sustainable paper scorecard to drive more sustainable paper selection by campus buyers.
  • Susan Robinson, Director of Public Affairs at Waste Management, presented a talk titled "Fostering Zero-waste Behavior" during a workshop on creating behavior change. Susan Robinson, Director of Public Affairs at Waste Management, presented a talk titled "Fostering Zero-waste Behavior" during a workshop on creating behavior change.
  • Charleen Fain-Keslar, Standards and Quality Control Manager for the California Department of General Services, presents on SMART metrics during the Measuring Success Workshop. Charleen Fain-Keslar, Standards and Quality Control Manager for the California Department of General Services, presents on SMART metrics during the Measuring Success Workshop.
  • Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-Founder of EcoVadis, presents on research conducted by EcoVadis, HEC and AT Kearney about ways companies are currently measuring the benefits of sustainable procurement. Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-Founder of EcoVadis, presents on research conducted by EcoVadis, HEC and AT Kearney about ways companies are currently measuring the benefits of sustainable procurement.
  • Shabnam Fardanesh, Specialist for the US Department of Energy, shares during a workshop. Shabnam Fardanesh, Specialist for the US Department of Energy, shares during a workshop.
  • Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, scribes during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, scribes during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • A few of the challenges identified during one of the Challenges & Solutions Workshop. A few of the challenges identified during one of the Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Mary Tate, Associate Sustainability Consultant for Haworth, shares during a workshop. Mary Tate, Associate Sustainability Consultant for Haworth, shares during a workshop.
  • Jason Pearson, SPLC's Executive Director, facilitates dialogue during the workshop titled "Requests for Product Transparency and Disclosure: What Makes Sense?" Jason Pearson, SPLC's Executive Director, facilitates dialogue during the workshop titled "Requests for Product Transparency and Disclosure: What Makes Sense?"
  • Judy Pines, Director of Strategic Sourcing for Hilton Worldwide, shares during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop. Judy Pines, Director of Strategic Sourcing for Hilton Worldwide, shares during a Challenges & Solutions Workshop.
  • Roesia Gerstein, Supplier Diversity Program Manager for University of California Berkeley and UC San Francisco, speaks with Sujeesh Krishnan, Co-Founder of PeerAspect, during a break between workshops. Roesia Gerstein, Supplier Diversity Program Manager for University of California Berkeley and UC San Francisco, speaks with Sujeesh Krishnan, Co-Founder of PeerAspect, during a break between workshops.
  • William Linstead Goldsmith, SPLC Board member and National Coordinator for Fair Trade USA, hosts an open mic period during an afternoon plenary. William Linstead Goldsmith, SPLC Board member and National Coordinator for Fair Trade USA, hosts an open mic period during an afternoon plenary.
  • Judy Gearhart, Executive Director of the International Labor Rights Forum, used Tuesday afternoon's open mic period to challenge Council members to expand their emphasis on labor and human rights.  ILRF's Senior Policy Analyst, Bjorn Claeson, is on SPLC's Board. Judy Gearhart, Executive Director of the International Labor Rights Forum, used Tuesday afternoon's open mic period to challenge Council members to expand their emphasis on labor and human rights. ILRF's Senior Policy Analyst, Bjorn Claeson, is on SPLC's Board.
  • Mark Rossolo, SPLC Board member and Public Affairs Director for Underwriter Laboratories (UL), speaks during an open mic period during the Tuesday afternoon plenary. Mark Rossolo, SPLC Board member and Public Affairs Director for Underwriter Laboratories (UL), speaks during an open mic period during the Tuesday afternoon plenary.
  • Thanks to our meeting sponsors, RepRisk, The CarbonNeutral Company, IERS, Sphere-E and LittleFootprint Lighting.  We appreciate their support and investment in building the Council. Thanks to our meeting sponsors, RepRisk, The CarbonNeutral Company, IERS, Sphere-E and LittleFootprint Lighting. We appreciate their support and investment in building the Council.
  • Attendees enjoy Tuesday night's reception preceding the Keynote Banquet. Attendees enjoy Tuesday night's reception preceding the Keynote Banquet.
  • Left to right: Meghan Chapple, Director and Senior Advisor for Sustainability at The George Washington University; Mary Sotos, Associate at World Resources Institute (WRI); Mark LaCroix, EVP at The CarbonNeutral Company; Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer at GreenCircle Certified; Chris O'Brien, Director of the Office of Sustainability at American University. Left to right: Meghan Chapple, Director and Senior Advisor for Sustainability at The George Washington University; Mary Sotos, Associate at World Resources Institute (WRI); Mark LaCroix, EVP at The CarbonNeutral Company; Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer at GreenCircle Certified; Chris O'Brien, Director of the Office of Sustainability at American University.
  • Attendees enjoy Tuesday's reception.  From left to right: Stacey Foreman, Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for City of Portland; Mark Rossolo, SPLC Board member and Public Affairs Director for Underwriter Laboratories (UL); Catherine Benoit Norris, VP of Social Sustainability for New Earth and the Social Hotspots Database Project; Karen Hamilton, Environmental Purchasing Program Manager for King County Procurement & Contract Services. Attendees enjoy Tuesday's reception. From left to right: Stacey Foreman, Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for City of Portland; Mark Rossolo, SPLC Board member and Public Affairs Director for Underwriter Laboratories (UL); Catherine Benoit Norris, VP of Social Sustainability for New Earth and the Social Hotspots Database Project; Karen Hamilton, Environmental Purchasing Program Manager for King County Procurement & Contract Services.
  • Left to right: Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-Founder of Ecovadis; Anne Jackson, Sustainability Officer for the Maryland Deparment of General Services. Left to right: Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-Founder of Ecovadis; Anne Jackson, Sustainability Officer for the Maryland Deparment of General Services.
  • Left to right: Cathy Atwood, Sourcing Senior Manager at JCPenney; Mary Singer, CEO of CRG Sustainable Solutions. Left to right: Cathy Atwood, Sourcing Senior Manager at JCPenney; Mary Singer, CEO of CRG Sustainable Solutions.
  • Left to right: Mary Tate, Associate Sustainability Consultant for Haworth; Chip Reid, Client Services President for CIPS Sustainability Index.
  • Left to right: Sally Shaver, Consultant to the United Soybean Board; Jessica Rosman, Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at Caesars Entertainment; Betty Cremmins, Senior Manager of CDP Supply Chain for the Carbon Disclosure Project; Karen Leitner, Contracts and Business Services Group Manager for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Left to right: Sally Shaver, Consultant to the United Soybean Board; Jessica Rosman, Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at Caesars Entertainment; Betty Cremmins, Senior Manager of CDP Supply Chain for the Carbon Disclosure Project; Karen Leitner, Contracts and Business Services Group Manager for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • From left to right: Rich Miller, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at University of Dallas. Debbie Jaslow-Shatz, Sourcing Specialist for Bloomberg LP.  Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs. From left to right: Rich Miller, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at University of Dallas. Debbie Jaslow-Shatz, Sourcing Specialist for Bloomberg LP. Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs.
  • Left to right: Jonatahn Rifkin, SPLC Board member and Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for the District of Columbia; Roger Somerville, Assistant Director of University Services-Procurement at Michigan State University;  [to be identified, with apologies] Left to right: Jonatahn Rifkin, SPLC Board member and Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for the District of Columbia; Roger Somerville, Assistant Director of University Services-Procurement at Michigan State University; [to be identified, with apologies]
  • Left to right: Tim Reeve, President of Reeve Consulting and Director of the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement in Canada.  Katie Lasco, Office of Sustainability, Ohio University. Left to right: Tim Reeve, President of Reeve Consulting and Director of the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement in Canada. Katie Lasco, Office of Sustainability, Ohio University.
  • Left to right: Karen Hamilton, Environmental Purchasing Program Manager for King County Procurement & Contract Services;  Catherine Benoit Norris, VP of Social Sustainability for New Earth and the Social Hotspots Database Project; Stacey Foreman, Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for City of Portland. Left to right: Karen Hamilton, Environmental Purchasing Program Manager for King County Procurement & Contract Services; Catherine Benoit Norris, VP of Social Sustainability for New Earth and the Social Hotspots Database Project; Stacey Foreman, Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for City of Portland.
  • Karen Leitner from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory speaks during the Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation during Tuesday's banquet.  To her left is Japen Hollist from Aflac.  To her right is Dan Pleshko from Lockheed Martin and Kathy McDuffie from Interface. Karen Leitner from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory speaks during the Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation during Tuesday's banquet. To her left is Japen Hollist from Aflac. To her right is Dan Pleshko from Lockheed Martin and Kathy McDuffie from Interface.
  • Japen Hollist from Aflac speaks during the Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation.  Karen Leitner from the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory sits to the right. Japen Hollist from Aflac speaks during the Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation. Karen Leitner from the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory sits to the right.
  • Kathy McDuffie from Interface speaks during the Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation.  Sam Hummel, SPLC's Director of Outreach and Operations, moderated the panel. Kathy McDuffie from Interface speaks during the Chief Procurement Officer Keynote Conversation. Sam Hummel, SPLC's Director of Outreach and Operations, moderated the panel.
  • Allen Lew, City Administrator for the District of Columbia, provided opening remarks on Wednesday morning. District of Columbia has an extensive sustainable purchasing program, among many other sustainability initiatives. Allen Lew, City Administrator for the District of Columbia, provided opening remarks on Wednesday morning. District of Columbia has an extensive sustainable purchasing program, among many other sustainability initiatives.
  • District of Columbia's Chief Procurement Officer, James Staton, stands to be recognized during City Administrator Allen Lew's remarks.  District of Columbia has an extensive sustainable purchasing program. District of Columbia's Chief Procurement Officer, James Staton, stands to be recognized during City Administrator Allen Lew's remarks. District of Columbia has an extensive sustainable purchasing program.
  • Attendees listen during a plenary session. Attendees listen during a plenary session.
  • Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, speaks during a plenary. Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, speaks during a plenary.
  • Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, makes a point about the pace and power of iteration by noting that the stack of LEED v4 reference manuals on the podium are the result of an iterative process that began with the LEED v1.0 reference manual contained in the binder to her right. Christina Macken, SPLC's Director of Programs, makes a point about the pace and power of iteration by noting that the stack of LEED v4 reference manuals on the podium are the result of an iterative process that began with the LEED v1.0 reference manual contained in the binder to her right.
  • Wednesday's lunch featured a panel discussion titled "SPLC in a Global Context".  From left to right: Ted MacDonald, Senior Sustainability Officer in US EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, graciously pinch-hit for Hodayah Finman when she had to cancel last-minute.  Farid Yaker is the Programme Officer for Sustainable Public Procurement at UNEP.  Alan Krill is Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State. Wednesday's lunch featured a panel discussion titled "SPLC in a Global Context". From left to right: Ted MacDonald, Senior Sustainability Officer in US EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, graciously pinch-hit for Hodayah Finman when she had to cancel last-minute. Farid Yaker is the Programme Officer for Sustainable Public Procurement at UNEP. Alan Krill is Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State.
  • Farid Yaker, Programme Officer for Sustainable Public Procurement at the United Nations Environment Programme, speaks during the "SPLC in a Global Context" panel discussion. Farid Yaker, Programme Officer for Sustainable Public Procurement at the United Nations Environment Programme, speaks during the "SPLC in a Global Context" panel discussion.
  • Alan Krill. Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State, speaks during the "SPLC in a Global Context" panel discussion. Alan Krill. Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State, speaks during the "SPLC in a Global Context" panel discussion.
  • Wednesday lunch.  Believe it or not, this elegant seated meal barely cost more than Tuesday's lunch buffet, but it produced significantly less food waste! Wednesday lunch. Believe it or not, this elegant seated meal barely cost more than Tuesday's lunch buffet, but it produced significantly less food waste!
  • Attendees talk over Wednesday's lunch. Attendees talk over Wednesday's lunch.
  • From left to right: Michael Burke, Head of Procurement for World Wildlife Federation UK (WWF-UK).  Jennifer Anderson, Principal at Resonate.  John Dozier, Senior Director of Finance at Apex Clean Energy. From left to right: Michael Burke, Head of Procurement for World Wildlife Federation UK (WWF-UK). Jennifer Anderson, Principal at Resonate. John Dozier, Senior Director of Finance at Apex Clean Energy.
  • Naomi Alexis, Principal of Naomi Alexis Consulting and Sales Representative for Encore Images, deserves an award for her sustainable travel to the meeting.  She rode the train from New Orleans, with her infant.  Now that's commitment! Naomi Alexis, Principal of Naomi Alexis Consulting and Sales Representative for Encore Images, deserves an award for her sustainable travel to the meeting. She rode the train from New Orleans, with her infant. Now that's commitment!
  • Jennifer Anderson, Principal of Resonate, shares during a workshop. Jennifer Anderson, Principal of Resonate, shares during a workshop.
  • During each workshop (some were 75 minutes, others 120 minutes), participants were asked to contribute 10 minutes brainstorming challenges and solutions on their own.  They recorded their thoughts on worksheets that were collected and are being compiled by the Council as input into the development of the Council's Guidance for Sustainable Purchassing Leadership v1.0, to be released in December 2014. During each workshop (some were 75 minutes, others 120 minutes), participants were asked to contribute 10 minutes brainstorming challenges and solutions on their own. They recorded their thoughts on worksheets that were collected and are being compiled by the Council as input into the development of the Council's Guidance for Sustainable Purchassing Leadership v1.0, to be released in December 2014.
  • Mark LaCroix, EVP of the The CarbonNeutral Company, shares during a workshop. Mark LaCroix, EVP of the The CarbonNeutral Company, shares during a workshop.
  • Michael Burke, Head of Procurement for World Wildlife Federation-UK (WWF-UK), shares during a workshop. Michael Burke, Head of Procurement for World Wildlife Federation-UK (WWF-UK), shares during a workshop.
  • Marcia Seymour, Senior Manager of Procurement Corporate Responsibility for TD Bank Group, listens during a workshop. Marcia Seymour, Senior Manager of Procurement Corporate Responsibility for TD Bank Group, listens during a workshop.
  • Tim Reeve, President of Reeve Consulting and Director of the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement, speaks during the Council Update and Forum. Tim Reeve, President of Reeve Consulting and Director of the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement, speaks during the Council Update and Forum.
  • Jonathan Rifkin, SPLC Board member and Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for the District of Columbia, speaks during the Council Update and Forum. Jonathan Rifkin, SPLC Board member and Sustainable Procurement Coordinator for the District of Columbia, speaks during the Council Update and Forum.
  • Johanna Kertesz, Environmental Program Coordinator in the Resource Management and Assistance Division of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, speaks during the Council Update & Forum. Johanna Kertesz, Environmental Program Coordinator in the Resource Management and Assistance Division of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, speaks during the Council Update & Forum.
  • Rob Shimp, Consultant to SGS Global Services, speaks during the Council Update & Forum. Rob Shimp, Consultant to SGS Global Services, speaks during the Council Update & Forum.
  • We greatly appreciate the efforts the DC Events staff undertook in helping us achieve our zero-waste goal (97% diversion achieved!).  Several DC Events staff pause for a photo as they bring the waste from each meeting room back to the plenary hall for the final diversion-rate weigh-in on Wednesday.  Roesia Gerstein, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, joined the photo, second from left. We greatly appreciate the efforts the DC Events staff undertook in helping us achieve our zero-waste goal (97% diversion achieved!). Several DC Events staff pause for a photo as they bring the waste from each meeting room back to the plenary hall for the final diversion-rate weigh-in on Wednesday. Roesia Gerstein, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, joined the photo, second from left.
Thanks so much to Ed Carley for generously donating his services as a photographer. Ed will be graduating from the American University Sustainability Management masters program in 2015 and is currently seeking opportunities.

Presentation Slides

The slides are posted alongside each Workshop description on the Workshops page.

Organizations in Attendance

  • Aflac
  • Alameda County
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Clean Skies Foundation
  • American Coatings Association
  • American University
  • Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
  • Aramark
  • Arizona State University
  • BioPreferred Program
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • CBRE
  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • Center for Resource Solutions
  • City of Portland, OR
  • City of San Francisco, CA
  • City of Seattle, WA
  • CRG Sustainable Solutions
  • DEKRA Sustainability
  • Dell
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • District of Columbia
  • Domtar
  • Ecolab
  • EcoVadis
  • Edelman
  • Emory University
  • Encore Images
  • Ernst & Young
  • Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR)
  • Fair Trade USA
  • FedEx
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Forest Trends
  • George Washington University, The
  • Government of Nova Scotia
  • Green Seal, Inc
  • GreenCircle Certified, LLC
  • Haworth Inc.
  • HDR Architecture
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • HP
  • IEEE Standards Association
  • Industrial Ecology Research Service (IERS)
  • Industrial Economics, Inc
  • Interface Americas, Inc
  • International Labor Rights Forum
  • Intertek
  • JCPenney
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • King County, WA
  • Kohler Company
  • Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC
  • LittleFootprint Lighting
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Michigan State University
  • Montgomery County
  • Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Northbound Ventures
  • Northeast Recycling Council
  • NSF International
  • Office Depot
  • Ohio University
  • PE International
  • Periscope Holdings
  • Perlmutter Associates
  • PG&E
  • Portland Community College
  • Practice GreenHealth
  • PRé
  • PRGX/CIPS Sustainability Index
  • Quantis
  • re:sustain
  • RepRisk
  • Resonate
  • Responsible Purchasing Network
  • Reeve Consulting
  • Rivanna Natural Designs
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Sciquest
  • SCS Global Services
  • SGIA
  • Shaver Consulting, Inc
  • Social Hotspots Database Project/New Earth
  • Sphere-e
  • State of California
  • State of Maryland
  • State of Massachusetts
  • State of Minnesota
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
  • TD Bank Group
  • The CarbonNeutral Company
  • The Sustainability Consortium
  • Trucost
  • UL Environment (ULE)
  • UMass Lowell
  • UN Environment Programme
  • United Soybean Board
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin, The
  • UPS
  • US Dept of Energy
  • US Dept of Homeland Security
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • US General Services Administration
  • US Green Building Council
  • Venable LLP
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Waste Management
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • World Wildlife Fund-UK (WWF-UK)
  • World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF-US)

Who Was There

Professionals in the private, public and nonprofit sectors working to advance sustainability in the multi-trillion dollar institutional purchasing marketplace. Here are just a few of the titles of those already registered to participate: