Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST | 10:30 – 11:30 am PST
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This webinar will be moderated by CBSR’s Executive Director, Leor Rotchild, with guest speakers Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada, and Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage.
Are you ready to lead the just transition to a net zero economy? Then let’s talk sustainable procurement.
Sustainable procurement represents a huge opportunity to achieve important global ESG goals such as net zero, greater equity and equality. In recognition of this opportunity, CBSR is pleased to introduce the Sustainable Procurement Fellowship, in partnership with HP. This 6-month program will bring together 40 Canadian leaders to champion sustainable procurement and lead the transition to an equitable, circular and net zero economy.
Sustainable Procurement Fellows will have the opportunity to build trust, share knowledge, and work together to refine ideas and scale the impact of sustainable procurement initiatives in Canada.
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This program aims to build better supply chains by facilitating collaboration among a cohort that reflects the demographics of Canadian communities. We especially want to ensure that the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other under-represented communities are included in the development of transformative procurement strategies. By prioritizing diversity in the fellow selection process, we are also supporting the creation of more inclusive solutions that benefit all of Canada’s communities.
We are looking to create a diverse group of fellows who reflect Canada’s multitude of industries, communities and perspectives. We are looking to recruit fellows who…
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The Sustainable Procurement Fellowship will be accepting fellow applications until October 18, 2022. After this date, applications will be reviewed by our selection team and the top 40 candidates will be chosen as the inaugural SPF cohort.
The top candidates will be identified through application responses and diversity considerations. Our selection team will ensure that the chosen fellows are reflective of Canada’s diverse communities and come from a broad range of industries.
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 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.
Ted has over 25 years of experience working with leading-edge companies, governments, and strategic initiatives to create value from combining business strategy and sustainability. Half of his experience has been with Delphi, helping business succeed through sustainability across most sectors of the economy, including energy, food and beverage, retail, finance, telecom, manufacturing, and transportation. He has delivered dozens of strategies for clients and continues to work with many of them on ensuring successful implementation. He led Delphi as president from 2016 to the beginning of 2021.
Prior to joining Delphi, Ted worked for BC Hydro, where he was responsible for corporate sustainability strategy, sustainable supply chain initiatives, policy engagement on carbon regulations, and climate change risk management. He also helped develop the first set of rules and guidelines for the international emission markets while working at Foreign Affairs Canada. Ted began his career at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Ted has a master’s degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and an honours undergraduate degree from Trent University.
The Sustainable Procurement Fellowship is brought to you in partnership with HP Canada