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Supply Chain Responsibility



Many company managements do struggle with the answers to these questions – and investors and stakeholders continue to raise questions about the nature of, the operation of, conditions within, the supply chain of many companies in their portfolios.”
Hank Boerner

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The Missing Link: Connecting Procurement and Sustainability By Eliza Roberts

“The problem is, too often, these sustainable sourcing commitments aren’t backed by robust directives or incentives for internal procurement teams. And without the support of procurement –the corporate function that optimizes supply security and quality, while minimizing costs and price volatility–companies are unlikely to solve the massive agricultural sustainability risks they’ve identified.”


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Supply Chain Management Survery Indicates Greater Pressure on Companies to Demonstrate Sustainability By Modern Materials Handling

“The survey identifies a set of front-running companies, defined as leaders, which have a more structured approach to sustainability in their supply chain. According to the survey, the leaders have moved away from self-conducted initiatives and penetrate all tiers of their value chains with their actions.”


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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 leadersand access to business resources and financial capital to succeed.
The GSC is committed to changing the way the world conducts business. We aim toempower 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 People’s Choice Winner: Thrive Impact Sourcing.

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Don’t Miss Out On The Wall Street Green Summit

The 17th Annual Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, the Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. The emergence of the “Impact Economy” is where main street investors team up with corporations, entrepreneurs and government to solve environmental and social problems while generating financial returns.

The 2018 Wall Street Green Summit XVII is the “one-stop shop” to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Innovation & Finance.

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Mark Your Calendars


The 2018 Sustainability Summit will provide a unique opportunity for sustainability practitioners at leading companies to enjoy a safe space to address the most urgent and persistent strategic, operational, and implementation challenges they face in addressing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of their companies. The Summit will enable peer-to-peer exchange and engagement with leading practitioners and subject matter experts to work in a collaborative way through the major challenges that corporate sustainability professionals face.
For more information or to register, please click here.

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP…

While Giving Back!

The Global Sourcing Council is a listed organization on both AmazonSmile and iGive. What better way to treat yourself and others than becoming a supporter today!
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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

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