Sustainability and Green: Moving from Concept to Action
March 24, 2010 San Diego, California
This special, concentrated one-day program is designed to ensure the senior supply management executive
gains a greater understanding and insight into sustainability and green. The notion of green and sustainability,
and the impact on business operations and decisions, is here to stay. And, senior management will continue to
expect supply professionals to embrace and lead initiatives to protect the supply chain and the company’s
• Explore supply management’s role in support of brand management using the 3P -- profit, planet and
people -- sustainability model.
• Learn how to engage and build industry sustainability initiatives and measurements and identify and
• Discover implications for accounting and reporting supply chain greenhouse gas emissions as outlined in a
draft standard issued by the GHG Protocol Initiative.
• Gain an understanding of selected U.S. and European climate change legislation and issues of shareholder
and Attorney General engagement.
• Discuss risk management in the context of labor, health and safety.
• 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.
• Check out a "sustainability/green maturity model"
Refer to pages 2-3 of this document for details on the program agenda and faculty.
The Center invites program participation of C-level supply executives, and their direct reports. Executives from
other business disciplines are also welcome at CSSL programs.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
For reservations call: 619/564-3333 or 800-HILTONS by March 1, 2010 to receive the CSSL rate of $250/night
Sustainability and Green: Moving from Concept to Action
AGENDA AND FACULTY
Attire for the Tuesday dinner and the CSSL Program is business casual.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Joe Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
The A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic
Supply Leadership at ISM, and ISM
Professor of Supply Chain
Management at Thunderbird - The
Graduate School of Global
8:30 a.m. Session 1: Joe Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Setting the Stage
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Session 2: Robert W. Kuhn
Counting Carbon in Your Supply Chain: The Ups and Downs of President
the New GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard Kuhn Associates Management
A big part of a supply chain leader’s sustainability strategy involves a
thorough assessment of the greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions
associated with supply chain activity. But as of yet, there is no
standard for accounting and reporting supply chain GHG emissions. In
November 2009, the non-profit GHG Protocol Initiative published a
draft of a proposed new standard for counting and reporting supply
chain GHG emissions, with the intent to release the final version of
the standard in December 2010. Given the fact that the GHG
Protocol’s “Corporate Standard” has become the worldwide de facto
standard for counting a company’s internally-generated GHG
emissions, it seems likely that the “Supply Chain/Scope 3 Standard”
will become the de facto standard for accounting and reporting GHG
emissions that are associated with activity both upstream and
downstream of the reporting company. What is the proposed
standard? How will it affect your company? Are there benefits to
adhering to the standard? What are the pitfalls of accounting for and
reporting supply chain GHG emissions? How can supply chain leaders
build this strategy into their sustainability strategies? This session will
answer these questions and provide a lively discussion of the
complex topic of supply chain GHG accounting.
11:15 a.m. Session 3: Michael Levine, J.D.
CSR Complexity and Opportunities: Supply Management Member of the Firm
Relevance and Leadership EpsteinBeckerGreen
This wide-ranging portion of the program will flow from a mention of
selected U.S. and European law, issues of shareholder and Attorney
General engagement, identification of selected labor, and health and
safety legal matters and status of cap and trade matters, time
permitting. The session is designed for discussion and questions.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Session 4: Randy Watson
Research in Sustainability and Green Partner
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
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.
2:30 p.m. Session 5: Ann Oka
Today Brand Management IS Management of Supply Sources Senior Vice President
Supply professionals must be a pivotal partner in the management of
the risks and rewards of the “people” part of the 3P sustainability
model (Profit, Planet and People). People drive brand perception.
Supplier behavior drives brand perception. Brand perception drives
business success. Learn how Sodexo supply management takes a
leading role in the management of CSR and brand impact.
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Session 6: M. Bridget Reidy
Formation of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Senior Vice President & Chief
Chain Alliance Supply Officer
This session provides an excellent example of how to engage industry
leaders and bring them together to determine how to move to
action. Attendees will hear how the project moved forward, what
went well, where challenges were overcome, and how the results
have the entire industry pulling together.
4:45 p.m. Program Wrap-Up Joe Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.