CBSR’s Sustainable Procurement Fellowship (SPF), developed in partnership with HP, is a low-cost way for sustainability, finance and procurement professionals in your organizations to engage with Canada’s sustainable procurement leaders, access new tools, and develop a procurement plan. Participating in the program will help you advance critical procurement and sourcing policies and activities, as well as a net-zero future.
What is the SPF?
The Sustainable Procurement Fellowship is a 5-month mostly virtual program consisting of 10 workshops and 40 participants. There will be one in-person workshop held at GLOBE Forum in Vancouver from February 13 – 15, 2023.
Fellows will convene in a facilitated workshop on a bi-weekly basis to explore challenges and opportunities related to sustainable procurement to help fellows reach the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable procurement plan that can be implemented at their organization.
Why become a fellow?
CBSR partnered with HP Canada to deliver the Sustainable Procurement Fellowship program, bringing together 40 leaders from across Canada to lead the transition to an equitable, low-carbon economy.
Frances Edmonds is the Head of Sustainable Impact at HP Canada, where she is responsible for business development and oversees Corporate Social Responsibility programs nationally. With a focus on sustainable procurement, Frances is driving meaningful change cross-sector that supports a more circular and sustainable economic future for Canada. With more than 30 years of experience, Frances is recognized as one of Canada’s top sustainability professionals, having received two Clean 50 awards and has led HP Canada to become the most sustainable technology company in Canada.
Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and a sought-after speaker who has given over 1,500 presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. Bob is the author of the highly acclaimed books The Sustainability Advantage and the Business Case for Sustainability which engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities by using smart environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Bob is experienced in sustainable procurement and has created tools to help with its implementation such as the Basic Sustainability Assessment Tool for suppliers to determine their performance on core sustainability issues.
Monica is principal at Shift & Build. She helps organizations develop and implement strategies that deliver social, environmental and economic value at scale. She has been working on helping to catalyze the advancement of sustainable procurement over the last 6 years. During this time, she has led a number of projects ranging from an assessment of the integration of sustainability into public sector procurement to research that deepens the understanding of needs in the area of sustainable procurement. In addition to her work at Shift & Build, Monica is an adjunct instructor at the Schulich School of Business.
The Sustainable Procurement Fellowship is brought to you in partnership with HP Canada