Plenary: Purchasing That Stewards the Commons


Some exciting news coming out of the sustainability movement these days is that leading organizations are increasingly using their talent and purchasing power to help steward the health of “the commons”: shared resources that belong to no one but which we all depend on, such as clean water and air, fisheries, local workforces, and well-functioning markets. Organizations are asking themselves, how can our purchasing strengthen the communities, natural systems, and economies that supply our needs? In this session, speakers will tell stories of shared resources that procurement and supply chain decision-making can help steward for the benefit of everyone who depends on them, including the purchasing organization.

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