Jonathan Rifkin

Director Strategic Partnerships, Green Electronics Council

Jonathan Rifkin is the Director of Strategic Partnership for the Green Electronics Council (GEC). Jonathan is an accomplished sustainability and procurement professional with 10 years of experience in public procurement. He served as the program manager for the District of Columbia’s Sustainable Purchasing Program, which was twice recognized with national awards for excellence. The success of the District program was predicated on extensive review and analysis of environmental standards and ecolabels used in the context of the public procurement process. District sustainable specifications for more than 110 specific products across 14 broad product categories were developed under Jonathan’s tenure. Jonathan’s expertise in these areas was developed through years of engagement with Federal and state purchasers, standard development organizations, and eco-labels. He proudly serves as an Honorary Member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and leads the organization’s Best Practices Committee Green Purchasing working group. Jonathan served as a Founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and continues to serve as a member of the SPLC Strategic Advisory Council. Jonathan earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware, and maintains his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.

My Sessions

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a powerful aspiration for improving our world – and nearly all of them have some connection to procurement and supply chain management. This panel will explore how procurement professionals can meaningfully connect their work on sustainable purchasing to the 17 goals and 169 targets to end poverty, protect the … read more >>

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