NAEP Webinar presented by Sourcewell
"Effective Development and Implementation of Sustainable
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
Please join us for a panel discussion on the development of sustainable sourcing policy at higher education institutions, including: key steps in the creation of a sustainable sourcing policy; incorporation of policy provisions in the institution’s RFX processes (Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotes, Invitations to Bid, etc.); and, identification of available resources for the design and implementation of sustainable sourcing policies by procurement officials. The panelists will share their direct experience in higher education procurement, as well as sharing valuable resources available to aid procurement professionals in reaching desired sustainable sourcing outcomes.
Panelists will discuss their experience with the development of sustainable sourcing policies at higher education institutions; identify methods and strategies for incorporating policy in RFX processes for effective implementation; and, share resources that will aid attendees in both development and implementation of sustainable sourcing policy.
1. Identify key steps in the creation of a sustainable sourcing policy.
2. Develop strategies for incorporating sustainable sourcing policy provisions into RFX processes.
3. Increase awareness of resources for policy development and implementation.
Sam Hummel, CEO
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
As President & CEO of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, Sam leads SPLC’s strategy, program delivery, partnerships, and fundraising. Sam has led SPLC’s engagement with Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, universities, and NGOs since recruiting the Council’s founding members in 2013. As a trusted advisor, Sam provides members with executive support for implementing strategic sustainable purchasing programs that drive innovative business practices throughout supply chains. In his prior role as Director of Outreach & Operations, Sam created SPLC’s membership program and created the in-person and virtual collaboration spaces that enable SPLC’s vibrant community of sustainable procurement leaders to network, share best practices, and execute projects together. Prior to his work with SPLC, Sam was instrumental in growing the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), whose Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System provides guidance and recognition to institutions of higher education for sustainability leadership. Sam created and oversaw the green purchasing program for Duke University & Health System while working as the university’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. He got his start in responsible supply chain work in 1999 while helping Duke University develop programs to eliminate sweatshops from its licensed apparel supply chains. As an entrepreneur, Sam has experience marketing renewable energy and organic food. Sam graduated from Duke University with a degree in Computer Science.
Special Programs Manager for Procurement Services
University of California, Office of the President
Stephanie Lopez is the Special Programs Manager for Procurement Services at University of California, Office of the President. Stephanie oversees UC’s systemwide Commercial Card and Sustainable Procurement programs, with a focus on engaging stakeholders across the University system to ensure that resources, tools and policy align to best serve UC’s core missions of teaching, research and public service.
With over 7 years of procurement and project management experience, Stephanie is committed to driving value and efficiency for an organization as diverse and complex as the University of California. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and Rhetoric. Stephanie is a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®).
Chris serves as the Manager of Sourcewell’s Procurement Department and is responsible for the development and implementation of procurement best practices in Sourcewell’s national cooperative contract solicitation and award processes. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Procurement Institute.
Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.
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