3rd Annual ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference — Agenda

November 4-5, 2010
Lake Buena Vista, FL


Thursday, November 4, 2010

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome

Cathy A. Rodgers
IBM Vice President, Global Business Development
IBM Global Services
ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. General Session — TA

Who Cares About Ethical Conduct?
Proper conduct, for both purchasers and suppliers, is ultimately more important to business success than what companies produce or how efficiently they produce it. This session focuses on the increasing costs of unethical conduct in the supply chain, including the critical perspectives of customers, investors, local communities, regulators and civil society. The discussion includes what supply management professionals can do to promote ethical conduct in their supply chain and why it is imperative that they do so.

Mark Snyderman
Senior Knowledge Leader
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. General Session — TB

Out-Front Supplier Diversity Goes Global and Green
Global supplier diversity initiatives continue to grow in importance and relevance. Learn why global diversity is key to supporting an organization's business objectives. Diverse suppliers know they must proactively be part of green business initiatives in part because doing so is an important element of competitive advantage. This is an opportunity to connect and ask questions of the presenter to gain answers about how to move forward in these developing areas.

Joan N. Kerr, M.S.W., J.D.
Director, Supplier Diversity / Development
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. General Session — TC

Corporate Responsibility Challenges of the Global Leader in Licensing
Disney once again topped the 100 Global Licensor list with $30B in sales in 2009. It falls to their International Labor Standards (ILS) group, which maintains a dedicated staff of approximately 70 in 10 countries, to promote Code of Conduct integration within Disney's global and functional operations. During this panel discussion Disney shares insights from Corporate ILS, Sourcing & Procurement and their China ILS team to provide a first-hand perspective on issues being faced by global manufacturers.

DeLynne Ano
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
The Walt Disney Company

Joan Mudget-
VP International Labor Standards
The Walt Disney Company

ILS Disney Representative from China (TBA)
The Walt Disney Company
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch and Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. General Session — TD

How to Effectively Leverage Your Logistics Providers to Support Your Sustainability Efforts
Explore how to maintain a stable growth position while effectively leveraging your logistics providers. Discover how to separate yourself from the competition (even in this post-recession era) by improving processes and reducing costs in logistics. Learn how to manage logistics and supply chain expenses and boost productivity. Find cost-effective ways to operate in a down economy while identifying tangible goals that have an immediate impact on sustainability. Learn how to implement controls to manage a profitable process.

Rennie Alston
American River International, Ltd.
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break and Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. General Session — TE

Sustainability Sourcing Implications
Sustainability and social responsibility policies and practices often complicate and impact day-to-day sourcing decisions. Learn how the Rainforest Alliance works with global companies to manage environmental, social, chain-of-custody and technical natural-resource management issues.

Richard Z. Donovan
Senior Vice President & Vice President of Forestry Division
Rainforest Alliance
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Networking Break
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. General Session — TF

Your Supply Chain: The Key to Reducing Carbon Emissions
Learn best practices in supply chain carbon emissions reduction from recently completed study, "CDP Supply Chain Report 2010" by A.T. Kearney and the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Randy Watson
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
5:15 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Reception begins immediately following General Session TF.

Friday, November 5, 2010

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. General Session — FA

Sustainability at The Coca-Cola Company
The discussion includes the evolution of sustainability programs at The Coca-Cola Company, from internal operational improvements to broader global and stakeholder leadership in the areas of marketplace, community, workplace and environment. Use successful practices from Coke to launch or maintain your sustainable supply chain. Highlights include environmental programs such as Coke's stewardship of its most critical ingredient and natural resource: Water.

Ben R. Jordan
Director, Supplier Sustainability, Global Procurement & Trading
The Coca-Cola Company
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. General Session — FB

Legal Matters, Emerging Risk and Better Practices
Laws, regulations and business needs continue to become more complex across the sustainability and social responsibility spectrum. Learn from an experienced attorney about emerging issues, how to protect your company and how these issues affect supplier management.

Michael A. Levine
Epstein Becker & Green, PC
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session — FC

Are You on the Right Path? How Leaders Implement Sustainability
Discover how well-known business leaders manage the challenge of embedding sustainability and social responsibilities across the organization. Learn what world-class companies are doing to ensure visibility, communicate internal guidelines and expectations, overcome resistance and help the customer figure out what they need, with the ultimate goal to ensure both understanding and buy-in. This is your chance to ask supply chain thought-leaders what works and what doesn't work.

Cathy A. Rodgers
IBM Vice President, Global Engagement Office
IBM Global Technology Services
ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Regina O. Edwards, J.D.
Director, Supply Chain Compliance

DeLynne Ano
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
The Walt Disney Company

Drew Schramm
Senior. Vice President, Global Supply Management
Herman Miller, Inc

Judy Baranowski
AlixPartners, LLP
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Cathy A. Rodgers
IBM Vice President, Global Business Development
IBM Global Services
ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Attend This Pre-Conference Seminar and Double Your Strategic Takeaways

November 2-3, 2010

Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Supply Professionals

The concepts of sustainability, the environment and going green are having an ever greater impact on supply professionals' decisions and performance. Explore the challenges of embedding policies and decision-making into your organization and those of your suppliers. Learn how others are dealing with initiatives in these areas and gain insight and understanding into how to successfully move towards environmentally preferable supply chain practices.

William D. Agee, CPIM, C.E.M., CPE, CPP, CMN
William D. Agee Consulting

Value x 2. Register for the pre-conference seminar "Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Supply Professionals" and the SSR Conference and save $200 on the complete package. Attend both programs and pack in as much value and working knowledge as you can in one trip. Visit the ISM Web site for a complete outline of this valuable seminar.

Back to Top