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4th Annual ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference - Agenda

November 7-8, 2011
Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Monday, November 7, 2011

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15 - 9:30 a.m. General Session MA

Building on Shared Values to Achieve an Ethical World
As supply professionals interfacing with differing cultures, we often find ourselves asking, "What's the right thing to do?" This powerful and dynamic session helps us understand that, despite the complexities of today's global economy, we all share a universal set of core values that guides our decision making around social responsibility, human rights, and sustainable solutions. Discover how to resolve tough right-versus-right dilemmas, how moral courage helps us take action when our values are put to the test, and how we can build a culture of integrity in our organization that outlasts the individuals currently working there. Be prepared to raise your own questions during the Q&A.

Dr. Rushworth M. Kidder
President and Founder
Institute for Global Ethics
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. General Session MB

Navigating the Ever-Evolving Sustainability Ratings, Rankings and Reporting Landscapes
Reporting on sustainability is an important way for organizations to manage the impact on sustainable development. Which sustainability ratings and rankings matter most? How do you know which sustainability reporting framework is most valuable? And, why should you care about these ever-evolving landscapes? Look for answers to these questions and discover how companies can enhance their brand and reputation by staying abreast of changes and new opportunities in these important areas.

Margie P. Flynn
Principal and Co-owner
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session MC

P&G's Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard: Collaborating for Footprint Reduction and Sharing Ideas
Procter & Gamble share its highly successful supplier environmental sustainability scorecard and process. Hear how the scorecard came about and the results it has achieved. Discover the key findings and challenges, and how you can apply the scorecard to your supply chain. Find out where you can get a copy of the scorecard and all related training materials to use in your organization.

Larry Loftus
Director — Global Purchases Capability and Strategy
Procter & Gamble
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Session

Can Your Suppliers Meet Your Expectations?

D. Steven Wade
Director of Benchmarking
CAPS Research
1:00- 2:00 p.m. General Session MD

Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) and the Green Suppliers Network (GSN)
The E3 and GSN programs are multi-agency efforts to deliver federal resources to manufacturing suppliers. Under the GSN, suppliers access lean and green technical assessments to support process improvements on the manufacturing floor. Find out how the new E3 program combines the GSN program benefits with additional services of workforce training and financing. Hear how these coordinated federal, state and local technical assistance initiatives help communities adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability.

Kristin Pierre
Founder and Manager
Green Suppliers Network
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. General Session ME

One Company's Sustainability Journey: Intel Procurement's Experience in Establishing a Comprehensive Sustainability Program
Many companies struggle to respond to growing sustainability expectations from customers, NGOs, and investors. Procurement is typically at the center of these efforts and has the ability to enable company success through its influence with both internal partners as well as the external supply chain. Learn about Intel Procurement's experience in responding to sustainability challenges in both direct and indirect materials activities.

Jackie Sturm
VP, Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manager of Worldwide Materials
Intel Corporation
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. General Session MF

Sustainability 2.0 — Going Beyond Eco-Efficiency
To date, most companies' sustainability work has centered on being more efficient to reduce environmental footprints. This interactive, World Café-style session explores going beyond these efforts. With the help of a skilled subject matter/facilitator, participants explore:
  • Innovation in Sustainability
  • Creating Revenue Streams Based on Sustainable Practices, Products and Markets
  • Enterprise Alignment Around Sustainability
  • The Disruptive Potential of Sustainability on Existing Business Models
Plan on a stimulating discussion that frames the work you do today in the context of what's coming tomorrow.

Robert Kuhn
Kuhn Associates Management Advisors LLC

Immediately following Session MF, there is a Networking Reception ending at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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

The 9 Keys to a Successful and Sustainable Safety Process
Milliken & Company is recognized as a leader in safety and health in the textile industry. Discover how you can adopt Milliken's award-winning, safety driven methodology, which is part of the company's DNA. Hear how an organization's leadership must set and communicate the expectation of safety while following up with a set of disciplined measurements. The remaining seven keys provide the company's production associates with the ability to take ownership of the safety process.

Phil McIntyre
Director of Business Development
Milliken Performance Solutions
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. General Session TB

Navigating the Course to LEED Certification and Greener Buildings
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Supply professionals are often involved with company projects with a LEED component and/or work with suppliers that are being required to address LEED specifications. This session guides you through the many facets of LEED certification, including the environmental and financial benefits of becoming LEED certified, the different types of LEED credentials, and the steps to achieving and maintaining LEED Certification.

Beth Holst
Vice President Credentialing
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session TC

Supply Management's Critical Role in Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Supply managers often find themselves in leadership roles to develop corporate responsibility and decision making policy. Hear from supply management and sustainability experts as they describe their experiences in driving sustainability initiatives, as well as the impact and future of social responsibility programs in their organizations.

Christopher Campolongo
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Compliance

Drew Schramm
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Management
Herman Miller, Inc.
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Supply Professionals Program 4283

November 9-10, 2011

Attend this post-conference seminar and double your strategic takeaways

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 post-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.