Program Schedule

Program Overview

Detailed Program

Sunday, May 19

Sustainable Wine Tasting Tour

Offsite
Get the ultimate Oregon experience as you explore the incredible waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park and luscious pinot noirs of the Willamette Valley. Learn how these two Oregon treasures are linked by a fiery natural history while taking to the trails and tasting fine wine with your naturalist guide. Start your morning in Oregon’s ... read more >>

Columbia River Gorge Waterfall Hiking

Offsite
Set out to experience two of the greatest attractions of the Pacific Northwest – the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Oregon wines! Hear the amazing narratives that lie beneath the scenic beauty, as you admire the basalt cliffs, lofty waterfalls, and placid vineyards and orchards that define the area. Begin your afternoon along the mighty Columbia ... read more >>

Sustainable Beer Tasting Tour

Offsite
Welcome to Portland, or as some of us call it, Beervana! Brewers throughout Oregon have long been ahead of the curve when it comes to craft beer, and Portland remains the epicenter of this culture. In fact, there are more breweries in Portland than in any other city in the world! Lots of visitors to ... read more >>

Urban Hiking in Forest Park

Offsite
At 5,200 acres, Portland’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States. With more than 80 miles of trails, fire lanes and forest roads, Forest Park stretches for more than seven miles along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains, overlooking Northwest Portland and the convergence of the Columbia and ... read more >>

Monday, May 20

Registration Open

SPLC Connect: Buyer-Supplier Matchmaking

Atrium Ballroom
SPLC Connect is a sustainability-oriented buyer-supplier matchmaking event, organized by purchaser members of the Council who are serious about sidestepping greenwashing in order to find solutions that genuinely improve the social, environmental and economic performance of their supply chain! SPLC Connect introduces purchasers to innovative suppliers who have earned the esteem of their sustainability-savvy purchasing professional ... read more >>

Recharge Lounge Open

Pavilion Foyer
Recharge your devices and keep your inbox in shape at the Summit Recharge Lounge, sponsored by Bank of America.  Work spaces with charging banks as well as comfortable seating make this the ideal spot for answering emails, making a few calls or taking a quiet break from the conference.

SPLC Connect and Summit Welcome Reception

Exhibit Hall
All SPLC Connect participants and Summit registrants are invited to this food and drink networking reception with exhibitors.

Dine Around Portland

Various Offsite Locations
Enjoy dinner with fellow attendees at nearby popular Portland restaurants on Monday evening. These restaurants were chosen for their commitment to local and/or sustainable cuisine and showcase the amazing food culture of the city. You must confirm your participation via your conference registration form; however, payment will be directly collected by the restaurant at the conclusion of ... read more >>

Joint Board & Strategic Advisory Committee Meeting

Broadway I/II
Strategic Advisory Committee members are invited to participate in the Board of Director’s in-person meeting on Monday evening.

Tuesday, May 21

Group Run on Portland Waterfront

Offsite
Make a fresh start to your conference day with a group run on Portland’s waterfront. Meet SPLC staff in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown. A 2 mile and 5 mile option will be offered. There will be a slower and faster group to accommodate all preferences. *Pre-Registration NOT Required*

Breakfast

New Attendee Welcome Orientation Breakfast

Grand Ballroom I
Start building your network with a special welcome breakfast spent networking with other first-timers facilitated by long-time SPLC participants.

Opening Plenary: Sustainable Purchasing that Supports a Positive Future for All

Grand Ballroom I
Transforming the sustainability of global supply chains and even local markets requires a lot of coordination and innovation by many stakeholders. Today, several global frameworks are increasingly enabling organizations to align their sustainability transformation efforts with deep system-change. In this plenary, we’ll explore how three key systems-change frameworks relate to purchasing. The 2030 Sustainable Development ... read more >>
Plenary

Recharge Lounge Open

Pavilion Foyer
Recharge your devices and keep your inbox in shape at the Summit Recharge Lounge, sponsored by Bank of America.  Work spaces with charging banks as well as comfortable seating make this the ideal spot for answering emails, making a few calls or taking a quiet break from the conference.

Sustainable Purchasing 101: What is Sustainability & Sustainable Purchasing, Exactly?

Unless you are a sustainability expert, you may not have a solid understanding of the definition of sustainability and what it means to practice sustainability through purchasing. Or, you may be looking for easy ways to explain these concepts to others. Either way, this interactive workshop will help by explaining sustainability in an easy to ... read more >>
Hands-on Learning Interactive Workshop

Can Your Purchases Reverse Global Warming?

Materials and products that are a part of any organization’s purchasing have the capability to reduce carbon footprint and even become carbon sinks that help remove excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. This is especially true in the building sector, which is the world’s single largest emitter of Green House Gases (GHGs), accounting for 30-40% ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Supply Chain Transparency Is Now a Business Imperative: Important Trends in Disclosure, Traceability, Big Data, and New Value Creation

As supply chains become increasingly multinational and complex, some of the most significant impacts occur deep in the supply chain – greenhouse gas emissions, child and slave labor, deforestation, and more. Consumers, investors, employees, and taxpayers are increasingly demanding that companies and governments be responsible for the environmental and social impacts of their supply chains. ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Sustainability in Cloud-Services Procurements

This session features purchasers who were part of the multi-stakeholder GEC Sustainable Cloud Services Purchaser Guide working group and purchasers who are grappling with how to integrate sustainability in Cloud Services procurements. Speakers include the State of Minnesota, City of Austin, U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. The session will cover the ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Public Sector CPO Perspective: How Sustainable Procurement Adds Value

Historically, government procurement offices have focused on procuring goods and services at the lowest cost and within prescribed procurement rules. Yet, whether the topic is supplier diversity, sweatshops, or climate change, the role of the procurement office is evolving. Come hear this great panel of Chief Procurement Officers discuss how they have seen procurement’s role ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Sustainable Purchasing 101: Uncovering the Sustainable Purchasing Champions & Resources in Your Org

Though your sustainable purchasing program may be small, by collaborating with, supporting and being supported by other individuals and programs in your organization you can multiply your capability and impact. We’ll hear from SPLC members who have developed internal activation strategies to build support for their efforts. We’ll also do some hands on learning – ... read more >>
Hands-on Learning Interactive Workshop

Impact Prioritization on a Budget: How Procurement Can Leverage Others’ Learnings and Approaches

Understanding the environmental, social and economic impacts of your organization’s procurement is critically important for strategically targeting your sustainable purchasing efforts. Yet, conducting rigorous impact analysis of an organization’s spending and suppliers can often be difficult, discouraging organizations from getting accurate prioritization insights. The good news is that organizations around the world have embraced transparency ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

Leveraging Supplier Sustainability Ratings within Public Sector & Private Sector Purchasing

Does your organization know whether its suppliers are sustainability leaders or laggards? Does it consider suppliers’ enterprise-wide sustainability management when making purchasing and supplier relationship management decisions? What are best practices for doing that in both public and private sector procurement? SPLC members have identified third-party supplier sustainability rating tools as an important way to ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

From Living Products to Living Buildings: Transforming the Health & Sustainability of Our Built Environment

Building products are often made with toxic chemicals, exposure to which has significant occupant health impacts in buildings, as well as throughout the entire building product supply chain. The Living Product Challenge offers a comprehensive framework for the reduction and elimination of the human and environmental impacts of building products. Specifically, the framework offers a ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

Making the Case for Plant-Forward Dining: Food Service Procurement Best Practices and Success Stories from Leading Institutions

Whether it’s a hospital adopting a plant-forward menu for the health of its patients, a restaurant swapping its beef burger for a blended beef and mushroom burger to satisfy its customers, or a city shifting its food purchasing to reduce its carbon footprint and save money, we are witnessing a wave of institutions that are ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Peer to Peer Buffet Lunch

Grand Ballroom I
Tuesday’s lunch is setup to facilitate peer connection for engaging conversation early on during the Summit. On the Summit registration site, attendees are required to select a Tuesday lunch option from the list below or general seating. Tables will be designated in the lunch room for the peer groups listed below. Open seating is available ... read more >>

Innovation Accelerator

Grand Ballroom II
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David Allaway

Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
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Sue Allchurch

Chief, Outreach and Engagement, UN Global Compact
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Sarah Church

Sustainability Project Manager, Alameda County GSA-Sustainability
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Karen Cook

Sustainability Project Manager, County of Alameda
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Patricia Dillon

Director, EPEAT Category Development, Green Electronics Council
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Chris Erickson

President, Climate Earth
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Jeff Frost

Project Manager & Healthy Materials Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability
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Brian Goldberg

Sustainability Project Manager, MIT
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Kealy Herman

Senior Consultant, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP
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Alison Kinn Bennett

Senior Advisor, US EPA
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William Linstead Goldsmith

Director, Fair Trade Campaigns
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Mary Ellen Mika

Director, Global Compliance and Sustainability, Steelcase
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Minal Mistry

Business Initiatives Lead, Oregon DEQ
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Josh Nothwang

Practice Leader, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP
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Rachel Perlman

PhD Student, MIT Institute of Data, Systems, and Society
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Jonathan Rivin

Material Evaluation Specialist, Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality
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Stephen Schulman

Senior Vice President, Lacas Coffee
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Trisha Taneja

Product Manager, Sustainalytics
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Cuno Van Geet

Senior Policy Advisor SCP, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands
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Chip Wood

Director of Strategic Partnerships, CRS

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 three times.

Growing Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Global Supply Chains
Presenter: Sue Allchurch, UN Global Compact

How Big EU Buyers Are Incubating Circular IT
Presenter: Cuno Van Geet, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands

How Changes to LEED Are Accelerating Adoption of Sustainable Materials and the Circular Economy
Presenter: Jeff Frost, Brightworks Sustainability and Mary Ellen Mika, Steelcase.

How Trump's "Efficient Federal Operations" Executive Order 13834 Is Being Implemented Within Federal Purchasing
Presenter: Alison Kinn Bennett, EPA

Improved Tools for Quantifying the Savings & Environmental Benefits of Purchasing Sustainable IT Products
Presenters: Patricia Dillon, Green Electronics Council

Re-thinking Packaging & Food Service Ware: Surprising Findings from Life Cycle Assessment Studies
Presenter: Jonathan Rivin, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Regional Procurement Coordination to Boost Local Green Economy
Presenter: Sarah Church, Alameda County GSA-Sustainability

Setting *Ambitious* Supply Chain Sustainability Goals: Trends & Best Practices
Presenters: Josh Nothwang and Kealy Herman, Energy and Climate Change, WSP

Specifying Limits on Carbon in Concrete: How to Reduce Concrete's Significant Carbon Footprint Upwards of 50%
Presenters: Karen Cook, County of Alameda and Chris Erickson, Climate Earth

The Elephant in the Room: Growing Consumption, Planetary Boundaries, and the Urgency of Re-thinking Purchasing
Presenter: David Allaway and Minal Mistry, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The Increasing Importance of Supply Chain Sustainability in Investor and Lender Decision-making
Presenter: Trisha Taneja, Sustainalytics

The State-of-the-Art in Corporate Power Purchase Agreements
Presenter: Chip Wood, CRS

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge: How Procurement Can Help Coffee Become the World's First 100% Sustainable Commodity
Presenters: Stephen Schulman, Lacas Coffee and William Linstead Goldsmith, Fair Trade Campaigns

Using Materials Flow Analysis to Understand Procurement's Footprint
Presenter: Rachel Perlman, MIT Institute of Data, Systems, and Society and Brian Goldberg, MIT Office of Sustainability

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS FOR ISM’S CPSM AND CPSD PROGRAMS AND  UPPCC’S CPPO AND CPPB PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED FOR ALL CONCURRENT SESSIONS. CONCURRENT SESSIONS QUALIFY FOR 1 CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOUR.
Innovation Accelerator Roundtables

Exhibits Visitation Hour

Exhibit Hall
Visiting an exhibit hall while at a conference is one of the best ways to meet key suppliers, make great new connections.  This hour is set aside for attendees to take a leisurely stroll through the exhibit hall, network with exhibitors, and have in-depth discussions with suppliers about their solutions.

Sustainable Purchasing 201: Setting Strategic Sustainable Purchasing Goals for Your Organization

Setting goals in a vacuum can mean that your efforts may fail to have significant impact, or to contribute to building your program in a strategic way. This workshop will walk participants through a process of drafting a vision for a sustainable purchasing program, and identifying goals that will begin your journey toward meaningfully realizing ... read more >>
Hands-on Learning Interactive Workshop

Creating a Sustainable Purchasing Culture: Strategies for Developing *Many* Sustainable Purchasing Champions within Your Organization

In this session, participants will hear from four organizations in the public and private sector that have found effective and varied ways of activating sustainable purchasing champions among a broad number of their purchasing staff and budget holders. Session and speaker details being confirmed. CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS FOR ISM’S CPSM AND CPSD PROGRAMS AND  UPPCC’S CPPO AND ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

Inspiration Station: Purchasing that Makes a Positive Social Impact

What if purchasers focused on creating positive social impact through their procurement and supplier engagement programs? That’s happening, increasingly, in part due to increasing expectations on the part of employees, investors, and policymakers that companies be good stewards of the “human capital” they depend on to run their businesses. In this session moderated by Mike ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

How Procurement Can Accelerate Sustainability Collaboration Across Complex Supply Chains: Labor & Human Rights in Electronics

Session details being confirmed. CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS FOR ISM’S CPSM AND CPSD PROGRAMS AND  UPPCC’S CPPO AND CPPB PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED FOR ALL CONCURRENT SESSIONS. CONCURRENT SESSIONS QUALIFY FOR 1 CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOUR.
Lightning Talk

Summit Party

Offsite
Join us in the annual celebration of SPLC’s vibrant community of professionals and organizations working to advance sustainable purchasing. The Council has grown to over 200 member organizations, which manage well over $300 billion in purchasing power. The Council’s members have volunteered thousands of hours to co-create principles, guidance, case studies, and benchmarking tools, and ... read more >>

Wednesday, May 22

Group Run on Portland Waterfront

Offsite
Make a fresh start to your conference day with a group run on Portland’s waterfront. Meet SPLC staff in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown. A 2 mile and 5 mile option will be offered. There will be a slower and faster group to accommodate all preferences. *Pre-Registration NOT Required*

Registration Open

Breakfast

Recharge Lounge Open

Pavilion Foyer
Recharge your devices and keep your inbox in shape at the Summit Recharge Lounge, sponsored by Bank of America.  Work spaces with charging banks as well as comfortable seating make this the ideal spot for answering emails, making a few calls or taking a quiet break from the conference.

Innovation Accelerator

Grand Ballroom II
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Lauren Asplen

Director of Healthy Sustainability Programs, BlueGreen Alliance
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Liana Alvarez

Procurement Sustainability Advisor, ExxonMobil
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Jessian Choy

City Toxics Reduction Analyst, San Francisco Department of the Environment
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Nadine Cino

CEO & co-Inventor, TygaTrax
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Lee Fleming

Supplier Diversity Officer, Multnomah County
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Stacey Foreman

Sustainable Procurement Coordinator, City of Portland, Oregon
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Chris Geiger

Senior Environmental Specialist, San Francisco Department of the Environment
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Marisa Guber

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
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Karen Hamilton

Sustainable Purchasing Program Manager, King County, Washington
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Clare Hobby

Director, Purchaser Engagement, Global, TCO Development
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Del Hudson

Head of US & North America Operations, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, USA Inc.
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Cristina Indiveri

Senior Director, Vizient
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Bjorn-Erik Lonn

Board Chairman, Global Ecolabelling Network
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Matt Lyon

Manager, Supply Chain, Environmental Defense Fund
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Mellissa Nguyen

Program Services Manager, Vizient
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Douglas Pilgrim

National Business Development Manager, Davies Office
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Shawn Postera

Sustainable Purchasing Coordinator and Functional Lead for ERP Supplier Support, Multnomah County
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Mike Wallace

Interim Executive Director, Social & Human Capital Coalition
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Farid Yaker

Programme Officer, UN Environment
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Barry Zimmerman

Deputy Purchasing Manager/ERP PMO Team Lead, Multnomah County
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Lauren Zimmerman

Procurement Sustainability Lead, ExxonMobile

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.

Buying Green Made Easy: Block the Bad Stuff
Presenters: Jessian Choy and Chris Geiger, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Closing the Loop: How Office Furniture Remanufacturing Saves Money, Creates Jobs & Benefits the Environment
Presenter: Douglas Pilgrim, Davies Office

Cradle to Cradle: Verifying Products for the Circular Economy
Presenter: Marisa Guber, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Del Hudson, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, USA Inc.

Emerging Trends in How Countries Are Measuring the Impacts of Sustainable Purchasing
Presenters: Farid Yaker, UN Environment

Environmental Defense Fund's New Online Supply Chain Solutions Center
Presenter: Matt Lyon, Environmental Defense Fund

How Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) Can Accelerate Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: Lessons from Healthcare
Presenters: Cristina Indiveri and Mellissa Nguyen, Vizient

How Smart Procurement Can Curb Local Air Pollution from Construction-related Diesel Emissions
Presenter: Stacey Foreman, City of Portland, Oregon

How to Mobilize and Steward a Sustainable Procurement Advocate Network in Your Company
Presenters: Lauren Zimmerman and Liana Alvarez, ExxonMobile

Innovative Life Cycle Asset Management: Eliminating the Waste of Money & Resources with RFID
Presenter: Nadine Cino, TygaTrax

Institutionalizing Sustainability within an E-procurement Platform
Presenters: Barry Zimmerman, Shawn Postera, and Lee Fleming, Multnomah County

King County’s Sustainable Purchasing Guides
Presenter: Karen Hamilton, King County, Washington

New Initiatives for Eliminating Worker Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in the Electronics Supply Chain
Presenter: Clare Hobby, TCO Development

Saving Jobs and Lives: Sustainable Purchasing that Includes Workers
Presenters: Lauren Asplen, BlueGreen Alliance

Social & Human Capital: A New Protocol for Measuring & Demonstrating the Impact of Companies
Presenter: Mike Wallace, Social & Human Capital Coalition

The Growing Importance of Type 1 Ecolabels
Presenter: Bjorn-Erik Lonn, Global Ecolabelling Network

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS FOR ISM’S CPSM AND CPSD PROGRAMS AND  UPPCC’S CPPO AND CPPB PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED FOR ALL CONCURRENT SESSIONS. CONCURRENT SESSIONS QUALIFY FOR 1 CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOUR.
Innovation Accelerator Roundtables

Sustainable Purchasing 201: Making the Case for Investment in Your Organization’s Sustainable Purchasing Program

To get your company to invest staff time and other resources in your sustainable purchasing program requires making a business case to leaders in your organization. The blueprint for building that business case is now available thanks to research conducted by the SPLC. Come hear an overview of winning strategies identified and case examples, and ... read more >>
Hands-on Learning

Solving Plastic Pollution: Collaborating with Market Competitors and Like-Minded Companies To Achieve Success

There is currently more than 86 million tonnes of plastic in our ocean, and over 8 million tonnes of new plastic will enter the ocean each year. Plastic that enters the marine ecosystem breaks down into microplastics, which are nearly impossible to remove from the ocean. Instead they become attractive to fish, turtles, birds and ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

eCatalog Integration: Simplifying Access to Sustainable Products

Finding up to date and accurate lists of products that have earned credible sustainability certifications can be challenging for purchasers wishing to “buy better”. Getting accurate sustainability listings incorporated into eCatalogs and eProcurement tools is critically important for making sustainable purchasing simple and intuitive for budget holders. Fortunately, progress is being made in addressing this ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Buying Renewables: How Leaders are Shifting Energy from a Cost Center to an Asset

When it comes to renewable energy, green power is reaching cost parity with brown power, which presents a great opportunity for organizations to transition to renewables. But the truth is the the entire energy marketplace is rapidly shifting for everyone because of three trends: decarbonization, decentralization, and digitization. How can procurement help ensure organizations are ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a casual lunch while strolling the exhibit hall at your leisure.  This will be your last time to make important connections with suppliers and wrap up any conversations started during the conference.

Presenters and Recipients of the SPLC Juried and Outstanding Case Study Awards Rehearsal

Presenters and Recipients of the SPLC Juried and Outstanding Case Study Awards meet to rehearse for the ceremony.

Sustainable Purchasing 301: Training & Motivating Sustainable Purchasing Behavior

How do you engage with colleagues and suppliers in such a way that they understand the importance of your sustainable purchasing initiatives and are able to support them? In this session, we will evaluate opportunities to enlist, encourage and compel purchasing staff, suppliers and senior management to comply with your requirements and contribute to meeting ... read more >>
Hands-on Learning

Charting a Path to Leadership: The Journey of Three Sustainable Purchasing Programs

Come hear sustainable purchasing leaders from a city, a manufacturer, and a university share how they have taken their organization’s sustainable purchasing efforts to the next level by strategically engaging internal stakeholders. Starting at different levels of maturity and coming from different sectors, these case studies will draw out some of the common challenges that ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

Strategies and Tactics to Achieve Science-based Targets through Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Engagement

Companies and other large organizations are increasingly being asked by investors, customers, employees, and policymakers to set Science-Based Targets (SBTs) for reducing their climate impacts in line with the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2-degrees Celsius. Science-based targets require that organizations address emissions generated by their own operations and those of their ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

The Six Classes: An Easy Way to Avoid Toxic Chemicals, Stay Ahead of Regulations, and Procure and Produce Healthier Products

This panel introduces purchasers and suppliers to the “Six Classes” framework for avoiding the majority of hazardous chemicals in everyday products. By facilitating a straightforward understanding of toxic chemicals, this approach empowers manufactures and purchasers to produce and procure healthier products and has been used successfully by non-scientists in a variety of sectors. The Six ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

Print and Paper: Under-utilized Opportunities for Savings & Impact

This session will help participants capture the many benefits of increased paper saving and responsible paper purchasing, while also making printing more sustainable through resource-efficient printing policies and technologies. Anne Pernick of the Environmental Paper Coalition will show how to find paper saving opportunities and make the case for change, including tools to show the ... read more >>
Lightning Talk

Sustainable Purchasing 301: Measuring Success: KPIs and Metrics for Sustainable Purchasing Programs

This session is focused on selecting and tracking appropriate metrics to assess and report on the impact of your program strategies. Metrics and KPI ensure you can tell whether your strategies are moving the needle on reducing negative impacts, increasing positive ones, and building your capacity to do more. We’ll look at selecting metrics that ... read more >>

Human Rights in Procurement: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

Session and speaker details being confirmed.

The Role of Procurement in Achieving a Sustainable Workplace – from Office to Building

The move to high performance buildings and sustainable workspaces has many documented benefits including a healthier and more productive workforce, as well as direct cost savings from energy, water and building management efficiencies. There are many technologies to consider when looking to offer your employees a “sustainable” workspace – the laptops, monitors, servers, copy machines ... read more >>
Panel Presentation

How to Choose High Quality Sustainability Standards and Certifications

Companies and governments are increasingly using sustainability standards to meet policy and procurement objectives. But figuring out which standards and certification programs to accept in their sustainability specifications is challenging. This interactive session explores good practices for how to compare and benchmark sustainability standards and certification. The session will provide participants with the knowledge to ... read more >>

EPEAT Purchaser Award Event

Offsite
Each year, the Green Electronics Council honors organizations that have made a commitment to greener electronics through the EPEAT Purchaser Awards. GEC would like to invite Summit attendees to join them at this complimentary event! RSVP required–registration will be available in March.  Please check back then.

Post Summit Happy Hour

Offsite
Enjoy a final send off with other Summit attendees with a happy hour directly after Summit activities end.  Location TBA. Please note this is an on-own event and is not hosted by the Summit. *Pre-Registration NOT Required*

Thursday, May 23

Lloyd EcoDistrict Tour

Offsite
Within every neighborhood (or district) there lies the opportunity to design truly innovative, scalable solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing city makers today: income, education and health disparities; blight and ecological degradation; the growing threat of climate change; and rapid urban growth. Lloyd EcoDistrict is a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale ... read more >>

Portland’s LEED Neighborhood South Waterfront Tour

Offsite
The Portland Innovation Quadrant serves as the creative hub for Portland’s science and technology community, fostering an emerging innovation-focused district. The Portland IQ formed when Portland’s higher-ed anchor institutions OHSU, PSU, and PCC recognized that shared goals, overlapping constituencies, close proximity, increasing community investment, real-estate development and complementary public infrastructure investments presented a rare opportunity ... read more >>

Division Street Tour

Offsite
Most people think Portland’s livability is organic, but in fact it was an intentional set of policies and ideas that helped make Portland the great place it is today. Now, Portland is leveraging its livability to grow its economy. Known as one of the nation’s greenest metropolitan areas, Portland is attracting talent from around the ... read more >>