Sustainability & Social Responsibility Conference



November 4-5, 2010
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Conference Attendees Roster (114 KB). This list details conference attendees and which companies they represent.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

  • SESSION TA:  WHO CARES ABOUT ETHICAL CONDUCT? (653 KB)
    Proper conduct, for both purchasers and suppliers, ultimately is more important to business success than what companies produce or how efficiently they produce it. This session will focus on the increasing costs of unethical conduct in the supply chain, including the critical perspectives of customers, investors, local communities, regulators, and civil society. We will discuss what supply management professionals can do to promote ethical conduct in their supply chain, and why it is imperative that they do so.

    Mark Snyderman | Senior Knowledge Leader | LRN

  • SESSION TB:  OUT FRONT SUPPLIER DIVERSITY GOES GLOBAL AND GREEN (523 KB)
    Global supplier diversity initiatives continue to grow in importance and relevance. Learn why global diversity is key to supporting a company's business objectives. Diverse suppliers know they must proactively be a part of green business initiatives. Doing so is an important element of competitive advantage. Interact and ask questions of the experienced presenter to get your questions answered about how to move forward in these developing areas.

    Joan Kerr, M.S.W., J.D. | Director, Supplier Diversity/Development | Pacific Gas and Electric Company

  • SESSION TC:  CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY CHALLENGES OF THE GLOBAL LEADER IN LICENSING (505 KB)
    Disney once again topped the 100 Global Licensor list with $30B in sales in 2009. It falls to their International Labor Standards (ILS) group, who maintains a dedicated staff of approximately 70 in 10 countries, to promote Code of Conduct integration within Disney's global and functional operations. During this panel Disney will share insights from Corporate ILS, Sourcing & Procurement and their China ILS team to provide a first-hand perspective on issues being faced by global manufacturers.

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    DeLynne Ano | Director, Supplier Diversity and Sustainability | The Walt Disney Company
    Tony Lowe | International Labor Standards Lead | The Walt Disney Company
    Soo-Ah Landa | Vice-President, Global Merchandise Sourcing & Technical Design | The Walt Disney Company

  • SESSION TD:  HOW TO EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE YOUR LOGISTICS PROVIDERS TO SUPPORT YOUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS (282 KB)
    This session will focus on how companies are challenged to focus their efforts to maintain a stable growth position in the global market place while effectively utilizing their Logistics Providers to co-manage the Supply Chain. Details will be discussed how, by improving processes while reducing costs throughout the logistics process, your company can separate itself from the competition in this post-recession era.

    Details will be discussed as to how to manage overall logistics, supply chain expenses, and productivity, while effectively managing operational risk to protect and complement bottom line profitability.

    Attendees will find a more cost effective way to operate in a downward economy while identifying tangible goals that can have an immediate impact on sustainability and how to implement controls to effectively manage a profitable process.

    Rennie Alston | President | American River International

  • SESSION TE:  SUSTAINABILITY SOURCING IMPLICATIONS (4,000 KB)
    Sustainability and social responsibility policies and practices often complicate and impact day-to-day sourcing decisions. Learn how the Rainforest Alliance works with global companies to manage environmental, social, chain of custody and technical natural resource management issues.

    Richard Donovan | Senior Vice President & Vice President of Forestry Division | Rainforest Alliance

  • SESSION TF:  YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN: THE KEY TO REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS (2,000 KB)
    Learn best practices in supply chain carbon emissions reduction from recently completed study, "CDP Supply Chain Report 2010" by A.T. Kearney and the Carbon Disclosure Project. Click here for Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Report 2010 (34 page report - 2,000KB)

    Randy Watson | Partner | A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Friday, November 5, 2010

  • SESSION FA:  SUSTAINABILITY AT THE COCA-COLA COMPANY (2,000 KB)
    This session will discuss the evolution of Sustainability programs at The Coca-Cola Company, from internal operational improvements through to broader global and stakeholder leadership in the areas of Marketplace, Community, Workplace and Environment. Environmental programs will be highlighted, including Coke's stewardship of its most critical ingredient and natural resource, Water.

    Ben R. Jordan | Director, Supplier Sustainability, Global Procurement & Trading | The Coca-Cola Company

  • SESSION FB:  LEGAL MATTERS, EMERGING RISK AND BETTER PRACTICES (Presentation is not available)
    Laws, regulations and business needs continue to become more complex across the sustainability and social responsibility spectrum. Learn from a hands-on attorney about emerging issues, how to protect your company and how these issues affect supplier management.

    Michael A. Levine | Shareholder | Epstein Becker & Green, PC

  • SESSION FC:  ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT PATH? HOW LEADERS IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABILITY (2,000 KB)
    Discover how well-known business leaders manage the challenge of embedding sustainability and social responsibilities across the firm. Learn what world class companies are doing to ensure visibility, communicate internal guidelines and expectations, overcome resistance and help the customer figure out what they need with the ultimate goal to ensure both understanding and buy-in. This is your chance to ask thought leaders, in supply chain, what worked and what didn't work.

    Cathy A. Rodgers | IBM Vice President, Global Engagement Office IBM Global Technology Services Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability & Social Responsibility | IBM
    Regina O. Edwards, J.D. | Director, Global Supply Chain Compliance | MeadWestvaco
    DeLynne Ano | Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability | The Walt Disney Company
    Judy Baranowski | AlixPartners, LLP