Event: Disruptive Funding Strategies for the SDGs Leveraging Blockchain

Join Global Sourcing Council on May 30th for a webinar on how the business community can leverage blockchain to help finance the SDGs. Tokenizing impact with blockchain helps to verify the results of social and environmental initiatives to further propel the 2030 Agenda forward while achieving real and tangible results.

In this webinar, we will explore the challenges the international community has faced with regard to financing the SDGs and explore several potential innovative solutions such as blockchain. We share few examples of organizations stepping up to the challenges and experimenting with the blockchain for responsible sourcing and sustainable development.

Speakers: TBA

The webinar may cover the following topics:

  1. Funding the SDGs: What’s working and what isn’t?

  2. What disruptive strategies are out there?

  3. Demystifying blockchain: What is it? How may it apply to the SDGs?

  4. Case Studies of blockchain in action

  5. Q&A Session and discussion with the experts

*Link with access will be sent within 24 hours of the scheduled webinar


Annual Meeting: Unlocking The Business Value of Sustainability Through Innovation

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 will 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. We are looking forward to seeing you there and continuing the discussion!


Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder – CBS EcoMedia

Dawn Emling, Global Head of Strategy & Sustainability Initiatives, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion – Thomson Reuters

Arnaud Brohe, CEO – CO2logic

Fennie Wang, Head of Legal, Operations and Strategy, IXO Foundation

Aman Singh, Editor In Chief – Futerra

  • Date: Tue, January 30, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036


Our community of like-minded individuals is growing exponentially every day. Together with our partner organizations, we have upwards of 1 million global citizensworking together to make the world a better place for generations to come.

Join our global community today for complimentary access to our 2018 Annual Meeting, and to continue to help shape the ideas, discussions, and historic events that will change the landscape of how businesses take responsibility for their impact on the communities and environment that they operate in.

GSC offers all Individual members access to:

  • Discounts to special events, training, and education resources
  • Social networks and onsite events to network and collaborate
  • Periodic invitations to provide comment and guidance on issues of strategic importance

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Workshop: Demystifying Corporate Sustainability Assessment & Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Entrepreneurs at the GSC’s 2017 SEAL Boot Camp

Support the Entrepreneurs Development Fund This year the Global Sourcing Council nominated 77 social enterprises from 22 countries for the 3S Awards, honoring businesses for their sustainable supply chains and extraordinary impact on their communities. Their products are as varied as their stories and as innovative as they are moving. Collectively, they are working to […]

Winners Announced for the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainability – 3S Awards

Winners Announced for the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainability-Focused 3S Awards

5 Awards given to companies for pursuing “profit with purpose”


NEWSROOM: Global Sourcing Council

CONTENT: Press Release

NEW YORK, May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Global Sourcing Council (GSC), an association of global sourcing professionals dedicated to guiding businesses towards adopting sustainability principles and responsible sourcing practices, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 3S Awards, held May 17th in New York City.

The GSC 3S Awards is the only program that honors small and medium-sized social enterprises for their Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing practices – the 3 Ss – and in support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals were organized into 5 awards categories honoring work to improve Basic Needs, Climate Change and the Environment, Empowerment, Social Impact via Technology Innovation, and the People’s Choice Award for Business Partnerships. Finalists were awarded seats at the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainable and Executive Leadership (SEAL) Boot Camp and scholarships to SIG University.

“The mission of the Global Sourcing Council, now in its 10th year promoting ‘profit with purpose’, is to educate, advocate, and inspire businesses towards greater ethical business practice and sustainable supply chains,” said Wanda R. Lopuch, Ph.D., the Chair of the Global Sourcing Council. “This year’s competition was the fiercest we have seen. The world-class panel of Judges, from varied business, finance, and investment sectors, deliberated intensely to select the winners. We are thrilled to honor these extraordinary entrepreneurs for their impact both locally and globally.”

For the Basic Needs Award

1st Place Winner: Svadha WASH Private Limited

2nd Place Winner: Echale a tu Casa

3rd Place Winner: EcoZoom


For the Climate Change and Environment Award

1st Place Winner: Coffee Flour

2nd Place Winner: Chakr

3rd Place Winner: Elrhino Eco Paper


For the Social Impact via Technology Innovation Award

1st Place Winner: iKure Techsoft Pvt Ltd

2nd Place Winner: Lotus Foods

3rd Place Winner: Thrive Impact Sourcing


For the Empowerment Award

1st Place Winner: Ayzh

2nd Place Winner: WAVE Academies

3rd Place Winner: Bwom Technologies


For the People’s Choice Award

1st Place Winner: Avante

2nd Place Winner: Distinct Horizon

For more information on the Global Sourcing Council and the 2017 3S Awards or to make a donation to the Entrepreneurs Development Fund, please visit www.gscouncil.org.

About Global Sourcing Council:

Global Sourcing Council (GSC), is an association of global sourcing professionals and thought-leaders dedicated to spreading the message “profit with purpose”. The mission of the GSC is to educate, advocate, and inspire businesses towards adopting sustainability principles and responsible sourcing practices into business strategies and development plans.  Now, in its 10th year, the GSC has adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda as framed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as its programmatic framework. The GSC has been granted Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The GSC’s global community is 20,000 members rich, with global partnerships reaching more than 100,000 professionals worldwide.

About the GSC 3S Awards:

The Global Sourcing Council’s 3S Awards celebrates Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing – the three Ss – by honoring small and medium-sized social enterprises for their extraordinary work delivering social and environmental impact as well as economic gains to their communities.


Wanda Lopuch, Ph.D.

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Global Sourcing Council


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