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Sustainable Development Goals in the Business World

Dr. Maung Min, Board Member at the Global Sourcing Council

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Let’s Start 2018 on a Sustainable Note:
Join us on January 30th, 7AM-11AM

On January 30th, 2018, the Global Sourcing Council will be holding its 2018 Annual Meeting with the topic being at the intersection of sustainability, innovation, and technology in the business world. We want to clearly showcase stories and create conversations on how innovation is unlocking the true value of incorporating sustainability into business strategy. We are looking to build on our work from the 2017 Annual Meeting, which focused on the SDGs in Business. We believe that innovation is key to achieving the 2030 Agenda, so our theme this year is timely. Click HERE to register!
Date: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Place: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY, 10036
Time: 7:00 – 11:00 am
Keynote: Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of EcoMedia CBS
 
*This event is FREE for GSC members and students. Join GSC today and receive complimentary access to this and other GSC conferences and events. Please contact andrew.budsock@gscouncil.org for more details. 
Thank you to our sponsors: EcoMedia CBS, Thomson Reuters, and CO2Logic

The Latest: Thought Leadership

Sustainable Development Goals – A Business Challenge?

For one, we did not see the SDGs as drivers per se for the company sustainability goals; it was more the material issues driving the agenda. However, if the SDGs matched up with the company goals then it would be a happy marriage.”
Dr. Maung Min

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Dr. Maung Min has a doctorate in business administration balancing academia with 25 plus years of corporate executive experience. He is Director of Business Programs & Faculty at Penn State University – Lehigh Valley, a visiting faculty at Rutgers University and Baruch College. Dr. Min’s multi-disciplinary research interests lie in Sustainable Business focusing on sustainability strategy, sustainable development goals, culture change, performance, as well as risk management in supply chain.

As a seasoned professional, Dr. Min has a record of accomplishment of leading initiatives in the areas of Sustainability, EHS, IM, Manufacturing, and Quality Systems (including Lean Sigma). As Corporate sustainability director for a Big Pharma, he designed and managed the development of key corporate sustainability goals (triple bottom line based) with senior leadership. Dr. Min also successfully managed the implementation of this enterprise initiative. In addition, a Chemical Engineer, Dr. Min has the experience of balancing technology and strategy.

Dr. Min is a Board Member at Global Sourcing Council. He is available for short-term consulting.

How Companies are Embracing the SDGS

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What’s Your Story? Checking in with the 3S Award Winners

The GSC 3S Awards is a global empowerment platform for small and mid-size “profit with purpose” business enterprises.
Established in 2008, the GSC 3S Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional social and economic leadership in innovating, improving and implementing Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing (3S) practices.
The annual 3S Awards program identifies, honors and empowers social entrepreneurs by providing global visibility, connections to successful global business leaders and access to business resources and financial capital to succeed.
The GSC is committed to changing the way the world conducts business. We aim to empower companies to pursue profit with purpose in mind. These innovative social entrepreneurs represent the future pipeline of responsible suppliers to the global economy.
This week, hear from the 2nd Place Empowerment Award Winner: WAVE Academy

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AND A LITTLE HUMOR TO START THE DAY

MEET THE EDITOR

Lauren Bialkowski is the editor of The Source. She has been with the Global Sourcing Council since March 2017 and has assisted in the production & execution of the 3S Awards as well as presumed the role of Marketing Coordinator. To contribute to this publication, please send inquiries to: thesource@gscouncil.org