Half day conference on April 26 to offer unique insight into how to tackle escalating supply chain sustainability challenges
BusinessGreen has launched a new half day conference, offering readers a unique insight into mounting environmental supply chain and resource security pressures and how leading companies are tackling them.
The BusinessGreen Leaders' Forum: Managing supply chain and resource risk will take place on the morning of April 26 at our offices in Haymarket House, London.
The event will be hosted in association with headline sponsor the Carbon Trust and will provide a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions, and structured networking opportunities exploring how leading businesses are delivering greener and more resilient supply chains.
The session is designed for sustainability, supply chain, purchasing, and finance professionals and you can register your interest in attending through the Forum website. The event is free to attend, but places are limited so please register your interest in attending early to increase your chances of joining us.
The Forum will kick off with a keynote address from Dexter Galvin, head of supply chain program at the influential CDP, on the environmental and legislative trends impacting supply chains and the best practices that are seeking to respond to these pressures.
We will also be joined by Peter Aldous MP, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group, for a keynote on the policy trends that are aiming to drive the development of greener supply chains, while Aleyn Smith-Gillespie, associate director business services at the Carbon Trust, will provide a technical keynote on the steps companies can take to tackle supply chain and resource security risk.
The Forum will also feature a Case Study Showcase where senior executives from Crown Estate, the LEGO Group, PwC, and Diageo, will offer an invaluable insight into how their organisations are seeking to improve the environmental performance of their supply chains.
The session will wrap up with a series of roundtable discussions, offering attendees the chance to share their experiences on addressing a number of specific supply chain challenges and opportunities.
BusinessGreen Editor-in-chief, James Murray, said the event will offer sustainability and supply chain executives a great opportunity to catch up on the latest thinking on how to optimise the environmental performance of their full value chain, at a time when it is increasingly accepted that simply curbing environmental impacts from your own operations is no longer sufficient.
"From palm oil to electronics and everything in between, global supply chains bring with them enormous environmental and reputational risk, but they also offer a huge opportunity for green-minded businesses," Murray said. "Effective green procurement, supply chain engagement, and circular economy resource models all serve to mitigate risks, curb costs, and create new green markets. This BusinessGreen Leaders' Forum will help executives understand these trends and develop strategies for exploiting them."
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