How do you credibly make the business case for sustainable purchasing when there is limited data tracking sustainable spend? In making the case to do more sustainable purchasing, or in reporting on the outcomes that have been achieved, program leaders are often called upon to demonstrate the cost savings or economic outcomes of their work. This session will present in depth examples of measuring cost savings from the public sector, each explaining: the context for the measurement, the choice of approach, the methods, tools, and calculators employed, baselines used, attribution issues, and where and how they overcame measurement limitations. Participants will learn best practices and considerations in conducting such an analysis, and discuss common challenges and the need to develop common solutions.
This session will be moderated by Pierre-François Thaler, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, EcoVadis.