Gaining insight into what your organization actual spends – and its associated environmental, social and economic impacts – is foundational to building up a focused and strategic approach to sustainable purchasing.
In this session we will hear from a private sector and a public sector organization, both of whom have invested time and energy into building robust data on their spending, and have used that to focus their efforts on the most impactful categories for implementing sustainable purchasing.
Greg Kandankulam from NRG – one of the largest power companies in the world – will describe their sustainable procurement journey amidst a changing organization, motivations, and senior buy-in. Greg will describe their process of determining which environmental and social impacts were material for inclusion in the program, how impacts from suppliers were quantified and prioritized with Trucost (part of S&P Dow Jones Indices), and where the program is going next as the company continues to transform.
Karen Cook from Alameda County – a highly regarded County and recognized leader in sustainable purchasing – will describe their journey in gaining insights (and data) on their own spending, using various spend-analysis tools, and how they are using data to inform strategy for their sustainable purchasing program and supplier engagement actions.
Session will be moderated by Brian Werner, Associate Director, Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices.