Presented by Sustainable Hamilton
The Role of Sustainability in Creating Opportunity and Reducing Risk
Date: Oct. 16th, 2014
Time: 8 - 10:30 am
Venue: Royal Botanical Gardens Cafe Annex
680 Plains Rd. West
Maintaining responsible supply chain practices is a growing priority, especially with scarce resources and concerns about global labour and environmental practices. Join us to learn how ensuring responsible environmental, social and economic practices throughout your value chain can:
- Help uncover opportunities for innovation and cost savings
- Reduce risk to your reputation and your bottom line
- Create greater resilience
Our keynote speaker Mark Morrissey will be speaking on "Social Responsibility: Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities". Mr. Morrissey consults in supply chain management with a focus on strategic sourcing and vendor management. He also works with organizations supporting the development of sustainable supply chains including environmental and social responsibilities.
Mark holds a Master’s of Science degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of Liverpool where he wrote his dissertation on environmental sustainability within high tech company supply chains.
A panel of noted local and national business experts will also share their successes and challenges in building sustainable practices into their supply chain.
- Michelle Albanese, Manager, Procurement Corporate Responsibility, Strategic Sourcing Group at TD Bank Group. Michelle will share insights on how sustainability or corporate responsibility is driving procurement at one of Canada's largest banks.
- John VanDenBroek, Chief Engineer & Facility Manager of Hamilton-based Oakrun Farm Bakery, will discuss how sustainability is being incorporated into procurement practices of one of Canada’s largest commercial bakeries.
- Paven Bratch, co-owner of Radius Café will share how local sourcing and other sustainable purchasing policies are driving success for this popular downtown Hamilton business.
SPN members can take advantage of our 15% group discount.
7:45 am – 8:15 am – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:15 am – Workshop begins