Impact Procurement: Revolutionizing Corporate Supply Chains

In a world increasingly interlinked, the essence of corporate responsibility extends far beyond traditional boundaries. This webinar, part of Impact Entrepreneur’s Building an Impact Economy Webinar Series, delves into the profound exploration of Corporate Supply Chains and Social Procurement, inspired by the insights shared by Brigit Helms in her compelling article. This session seeks to unveil how modern enterprises can intertwine profitability with social impact, through revisiting their procurement strategies and engaging with value chains that echo the principles of social equity and environmental stewardship.

Brigit Helms, along with a distinguished panel of corporates and impact entrepreneurs, will navigate through the real-world applications and the broader implications of social procurement in today’s business landscape. The dialogues aim to foster a robust understanding and appreciation among the participants on how redefining supply chains can be a cornerstone for not only mitigating operational risks but also for catalyzing systemic change towards a more sustainable and inclusive economy. This webinar is a conduit for participants to garner actionable insights on aligning corporate supply mechanisms with the broader socio-economic goals, thereby playing a pivotal role in accelerating the momentum towards an impact economy.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The evolution of corporate supply chains in response to global sustainability challenges.
  • Real-world examples of social procurement strategies and their impact on communities and the environment.
  • Engaging with social enterprises and local suppliers: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices.
  • Measuring the social and environmental impact within procurement processes.
  • Strategies for fostering collaborative partnerships between corporates and social enterprises.
  • What needs to change in order for entrepreneurs to better access corporate supply chains.
  • Future trends: How emerging technologies can facilitate more sustainable and socially responsible supply chains.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024