Public-Private Webinar Series

THE GEC PUBLIC-PRIVATE WEBINAR SERIES: EXPLORING SECTOR-SPECIFIC APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY

Join the Green Electronics Council as we explore approaches to sustainability as viewed from the varying lenses of organizations in the public and private sector. This series brings together procurement professionals from verticals within the public and private sectors to share their unique and shared experience in implementing sustainable procurement within their organization. Sessions will highlight novel approaches to advancing sustainability and the challenges and goals that can be applicable to a broad array of commodities and focus areas.

In 2020, GEC is offering four new installments.

  • Approaches to Sustainable Procurement in the Healthcare Sector (March 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST, Register by Clicking Here)
  • Purchasing Photovoltaic Modules as Part of Renewable-energy Related Procurements (June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST, Register by Clicking Here)
  • Public and Private Sector Approaches to Supplier Diversity (September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST, Register by Clicking Here)
  • E-Procurement Software’s Role in Supporting Sustainable Procurement (November 5, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST, Register by Clicking Here)

 

Webinar #1:

Sustainable procurement in the Healthcare Sector.
(Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST)

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This webinar explores the motivations and tactics used by healthcare focused sustainable purchasing programs. Panelists will discuss how human health concerns informs their sustainability priorities and are reflected in their sustainable purchasing efforts.

Panelists:
Hackensack Meridian Health – Kyle Tafuri, Director of Sustainability
Johnson & Johnson – Michael Hewer, Director Supplier Sustainability
Vizient — Mellissa Nguyen, Senior Program Services Manager, Environmentally Preferred Sourcing

Webinar #2:

Purchasing Photovoltaic Modules as part of renewable energy related procurements.
(Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST)

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This webinar focuses on the benefits associated with including sustainable photovoltaics as part of renewable energy initiatives. Speakers will discuss best practices associated with their photovoltaic systems procurements, the role of regulatory or tax incentives, and challenges encountered throughout the procurement process. The Green Electronics Council (GEC) will also provide a short presentation outlining the launch of its new PVMI category.

Webinar #3:

Public and Private Sector Approaches to Supplier Diversity.
(Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST)

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This webinar will highlight ways in which public and private sector organizations promote inclusion and diversity through their procurement operations. Panelists will discuss the benefits associated with supplier diversity programs, challenges in setting up and implementing successful supplier diversity programs and how they measure success.

Webinar #4:

E-Procurement Software’s Role in Supporting Sustainable Procurement
(Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST)

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This webinar will showcase ways in which e-procurement software is being leveraged to simplify and/or amplify sustainable procurement efforts. Panelists will include public and private sector institutional purchasers that embed sustainability related fields or use ERP software to support sustainable procurement efforts. Discussion will highlight the use of “green” commodity codes, sustainable fields used in e-procurement sourcing modules, and approaches that assist in automating the capture of sustainable spend.