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The ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference - Agenda

Marriott Inn and Conference Center UMUC
Hyattsville, MD
November 5-6, 2009


Thursday, November 5, 2009

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Hall
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
Cathy A. Rodgers, IBM Vice President, Global Business Development
IBM Global Services
Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. General Session — TA
Sustainable Procurement: Challenges and Value Drivers
This session addresses the demands of consumers and government regulations and how to cope with the economic realities. Understand how to measure, manage and report sustainability elements throughout the supply chain. Explore the many conflicting sustainability standards that exist with no established standards across regions and geography.

P. John LaPorta
Service Area Leader
Global Business Services, Sustainable Procurement Americas
IBM Global Business Services
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Networking Break and Exhibit Hall
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. General Session — TB
Aligning Sustainability and Social Responsibility with Company Objectives
How do you get corporate social responsibility issues heard above all the economic noise? Make sure they tie back to the short and long-term health of the company. Disney shares its business case and process for supplier diversity, sustainable sourcing and labor standard code of conduct compliance.

DeLynne Ano
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
The Walt Disney Company
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break and Exhibit Hall Showcase
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session — TC
Leading Sustainability and Social Responsibility Initiatives
Supply executives reveal valuable information as they share challenges and successes they've encountered when developing and implementing sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. Explore how to lead sustainability and social responsibility initiatives in tough times and how to build sustainability now to prepare for the comeback. Hear important skills to succeed, experiences that influenced success and supply management challenges faced.

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

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

Drew Schramm
Sr. Vice President, Global Supply & Logistics
Herman Miller, Inc

DeLynne Ano
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
The Walt Disney Company
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch and Exhibit Hall
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. General Session — TD
Gap Inc. Global Responsibility Overview
This presentation covers the composition of the department responsible for monitoring our suppliers, implementing GAP Inc's Code of Vendor Conduct, helping factories to enhance their internal HR management systems and resolving outstanding issues within the supply chain. Learn more about some of Gap Inc.'s environmental programs initiatives. Gain ideas to use in your organization with this overview of global responsibility.

Geoffrey D. Geist
Manager, Global Responsibility, Strategy and Communications
Gap Inc.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break and Exhibit Hall
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. General Session — TE
How CSR and Sustainability Programs May Manage Business and Legal Risks
Learn how to construct sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs to address legal, business and reputational risks. Explore selected regulations and litigation along with cap and trade programs (Europe and U.S.)

Michael A. Levine
Epstein Becker & Green, PC
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception and Exhibit Hall

Friday, November 6, 2009

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. General Session — FA
Delivering on the Promise of Green Purchasing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Green and Saving Green
Discover how to write implementable green purchasing policies; establish green spend metrics; calculate economic benefits; calculate environmental benefits; and communicate results.

Yalmaz Siddiqui
Director, Environmental Strategy
Office Depot
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. General Session — FB
Defining and Managing Climate Goals
Explore how to reduce the carbon footprint in your supply chain. Discover how KPN is working to reduce its own carbon footprint as well as footprint of its customers and suppliers. Learn how KPN defined its carbon footprint and validated long-term (2020) and short term goals to reduce its footprint and how KPN manages and measures these climate goals. Discover how KPN involves multiple stakeholders e.g. peers, suppliers, employees, government to improve the climate footprint.

Marga Blom
Manager Energy Management Group
Royal Dutch KPN Telecom
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General Session — FC
Stakeholder Identification and Engagement in Sustainability Initiatives
As the presentations in this Conference suggest, there are many opportunities for supply chain professionals to create meaningful progress toward their company's sustainability goals. Yet, the success of these initiatives often depend on having the right people at the table, getting their buy-in for the project and nurturing the multiple relationships these projects require. This session explores how supply chain professionals can identify various potential stakeholders in sustainability initiatives, determine which of these need active roles, which can have observer status and how to get everyone engaged. As a result of attending this session, supply chain professionals responsible for sustainability initiatives will increase their chance for project success by getting the right people engaged in the right way.

Robert W. Kuhn
Kuhn Associates Management Advisors LLC
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Cathy A. Rodgers
IBM Vice President, Global Business Development
IBM Global Services
Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Agenda subject to change.

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