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5th Annual ISM Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference - Agenda

November 1-2, 2012
Manhattan Beach, CA

Energize and Advance Sustainability in the Supply Chain


Thursday, November 1, 2012

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

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

8:05 - 9:15 a.m. | General Session TA

Value Chain Survey: Discovering How Sustainability Practices Lead to Success (630 KB)

Not all sustainable supply chains are created equal. Some organizations have a much higher return on their investment, while others struggle. What are the predictors of success? What should supply chain executives know before starting a sustainable value chain program? This session explores the results of a multiyear study of sustainable supply chain effectiveness conducted by ISM along with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) and Deloitte. Discover which practices have the highest impact, which techniques to adopt and which to avoid.

Richard Crespin | President, SharedXpertise & Executive Director, CROA | Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA)

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. | General Session TB

Operationalizing Sustainability in the Supply Chain: Widening the Net (525 KB)

Most organizations have already discovered that there is potential ROI in sustainability, and many more organizations are looking for new ways to capture additional market share through sustainability efforts. So the question has moved from why sustainability, to how sustainability? This session provides a step-by-step approach to: 1) create broad pathways for innovation within the supply chain, 2) develop frameworks to mobilize additional departments, business centers, suppliers and customers for innovation and sustainability efforts, and 3) design internal and external scans to gather additional information, support and funding to operationalize sustainability.

Dr. Helen Eckmann | Faculty, Business Administration | Brandman University — part of the Chapman University System

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. | Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | General Session TC

Embracing Sustainability: McDonald's Recipe for Diversity and Inclusiveness (2,000 KB)

What are the ingredients to become a leader in diversity and inclusion — for a company that serves 68 million customers a day in more than 119 countries? Discover how McDonald's culture has evolved to embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its business by leveraging a diverse workforce of over a million employees worldwide to ensure that McDonald's is a welcoming and inclusive environment on both sides of the counter. Explore how McDonald's ensures that its sustainability efforts make a positive impact on society around the globe.

Susan Forsell | Vice President, Sustainability | McDonald's USA, LLC

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Networking Lunch

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. | General Session TD

Engage and Apply Sustainability: Roundtable Networking

How is your organization engaging with sustainability? Here's your opportunity to share your successes and issues, find out what others are doing and interact with members of ISM's Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Each roundtable discussion focuses on various ISM Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Rotate though several tables to network and gain insights.

Moderator: Robert Kuhn | President | Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. | Networking Break

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | General Session TE

Respecting Human Rights: The Role of Supply Chains (912 KB)

This presentation explains the new U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how they address supply chains as part of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Explore the potential — and limits — of addressing social issues through supply chain management using current examples in conflict minerals, child labor and human trafficking.

Adam B. Greene | Vice President, Labor Affairs & Corporate Responsibility | United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | General Session TF

Applied Sustainability: The Chief Procurement Officer's Perspective (650 KB)

Translating the organization's high-level sustainability goals into concrete buying decisions has become a crucial agenda item for a growing number of chief procurement officers. With insights gathered from recent Accenture research, this session explores procurement's strategic position and the key role of CPOs in the implementation of sustainability initiatives.

Randolph Watson | Partner - Operations Practice (Atlanta) | Accenture

4:00 - 4:15 p.m. | Networking Break

4:15 - 5:15 p.m. | General Session TG

Ethics and Anti-Corruption: A Panel Discussion with Supply Professionals

Ethics and anti-corruption are two of ISM's Principles of Sustainability. These principles are extremely critical to supply management professionals in today's business environment. This panel discussion focuses on ethics in the workplace. The session concludes with a facilitated dialogue between panelists and attendees.

Facilitator: Steven Smiley, C.P.M. | Chair, ISM Ethical Standards Committee | Owner, Ghost Hill Logistics, Inc.

Alex Monty | Chief Procurement Officer | Strategic Sourcing LLC
Corey S. Moore | Vice President, Global Supply Chain Programs | Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems
Andrew Paskin | Senior Partner | Global Interim Executive Management LLC

Immediately following Session TG, there is a Networking Reception ending at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. | Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | General Session FA

Strengthen Your Supply Chain With Supply Base Diversity (507 KB)

Supply organizations are discovering the value in engaging diverse suppliers in their sourcing processes and decisions. Questions arise such as, "How do we find nontraditional suppliers?" and, "How can we benefit from involvement in diversity organizations?" Gain insight into trends and methods to address the sustainability of diversity in a corporate supply chain, and hear how the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and other diversity organizations facilitate the connection to diverse suppliers.

Pamela Prince-Eason, CPSM | President and CEO | Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. | Networking Break

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. | General Session FB

The Sustainability Consortium: Improving Products and Supply Chains Through Multistakeholder Engagement (5,000 KB)

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) consists of more than 100 academic, corporate, government and NGO organizations who are developing science and tools to improve the sustainability of consumer products. The session will discuss the way in which TSC is engaging stakeholders to develop sustainability profiles and key performance indicators for different product categories, and explore how retailers, manufacturers and suppliers are using this knowledge to drive improvement.

Dr. Kevin Dooley | Academic Director | The Sustainability Consortium | Professor, Arizona State University

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. | Networking Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | General Session FC

Synergies and Strategies: Four Insights to Energize and Advance Sustainability

Four short, insightful presentations from practitioners and experts in various industries.

  1. Sustainability Evolves and Concepts Broaden: ISM's Updated Principles
    Cathy A. Rodgers | Vice President, Global Opportunities, IBM Global Technology Services Chair | ISM Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  2. Driving Sustainability Efforts Within the Supply Chain
    Susan Forsell | Vice President, Sustainability | McDonald's USA, LLC
  3. Conference Issue and Trend Identification
    Robert Kuhn | President | Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  4. CAPS Research Offers Research and Support
    D. Steven Wade | Director of Benchmarking | CAPS Research
This session concludes with Q&A and attendees are encouraged to share their own stories and experiences.