Manager Sustainable Procurement Program, City of Portland
Stacey Foreman manages the City of Portland’s Sustainable Procurement Program and has been incorporating environmentally preferable products and services into public contracts for over a decade. Stacey is active in a variety of regional and national efforts to build sustainable procurement resources, and sits on advisory committees for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and EPEAT. Stacey is a LEED Accredited Professional and has presented to national and international audiences on the topic of sustainability in public procurement.
This session open to Public Sector Purchasers only. This session is an opportunity for public sector procurement and policy professionals to troubleshoot sustainable procurement challenges, brainstorm solutions with a “guru,” and seek guidance from other public attendees who may have faced (and overcome!) similar challenges. Aside from troubleshooting, gurus will discuss how to sustain motivation … read more >>
This session will provide foundational, practical information on how to craft and implement specifications for more sustainable products and services, with a focus on navigating the most practical specification tools: environmental product standards and ecolabels. Attendees will learn about all the different pieces and players involved in environmental product certifications, what makes a credible ecolabel, … read more >>
Sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase, this session is for innovative projects that are ready to be LAUNCHED, JOINED, EXPANDED, or REPLICATED! Presenters give an overview of new and innovative projects that advance sustainable purchasing. Attendees claim a seat at a roundtable with a topic of interest to them. Topics are repeated twice. Building a Comprehensive … read more >>
For purchasers buying for many categories, learning the nuances of each industry and to establish the “right” criteria to achieve desired outcomes can be challenging. Currently, many organizations go it alone with their specific criteria, or borrow only parts of content created by others. Vendors and manufacturers then struggle to keep up with a barrage … read more >>