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Initiative in Focus: Procurement in Sustainability

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Initiative in Focus: Procurement in Sustainability

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Procurement in Sustainability: from buying green products to creating green solutions

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)


Increasingly, corporations and government agencies are developing supply chain sustainability and procurement initiatives aiming to stimulate sustainable products markets and address stakeholder needs for improved environmental and social product performance.  However, in many cases, no available solution exists on the market, and significant cost barriers of assessment, research or product development prevent or delay commercialization.  

In this webinar, we wish to explore existing and potential procurement efforts in the context of purchasing organizations:  

  1. Engaging, and potentially sharing, in the risks and benefits of designing, prototyping and testing new products and services with suppliers (typical to other demonstration grants/programs), and;
  2. Creating wider commercialization of successes through standardization and scale

Registration is free and open to all. 


Rolf Nordstrom, Executive Director of the Great Plains Institute, will facilitate this webinar.


Kevin Dooley- Professor of Supply Chain Management, and a Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Nancy Gillis- Director the GSA Federal Supply Chain Emissions Program Management Office (PMO) and chair of the Section 13 Interagency Working Group

Tim Smith- Resident fellow and Director of the NorthStar Initiative, and Associate Professor of Corporate Environmental Management and Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota.


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