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Leadership Series 2.0: Sustainable Supply Chain

Date:   Feb 25, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021
Location:   Zoom Virtual Platform

As customer behavior changes and consumer goods industries adapt various methodologies to meet the shifting demanding pattern, one of the key factors governing the success of these industries is their sustainability performance. With pledges and treaties from governments and industry leaders, emphasis on reliable procurement of energy and natural resources, cognizance of ethical procurement of goods and services – sustainable supply chain is definitely a top priority for forward thinking organizations. Learn more about tools used, success stories and more importantly the how-tos in getting started with your sustainability roadmap.

For a sneak peek into last year: Click here to view our Sustainable Supply Chain event last year.


  • $149 + HST 
Non Member:
  • $199 + HST

Non Member Rate includes complimentary membership until Apr. 30, 2022. Membership offer available to only Ontario residents who have not been a member in the past 18 months. Membership will be activated after the event.

Corporate Groups (Member or Non Member)
  • $396 + HST for 4 attendees
  • $99 per additional attendee

Please contact Nancy Tran at if you would like to register a group larger than 4.

Refund Policy

This event is non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another Leadership Series event if received in writing at least three business days before the event. Credits to be used for future offerings are valid for 12 months from the date of initial payment and will expire if not used in that time frame. 

Earn Your CPD Points

This event is eligible for 5 CPD Points


8:45 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:15 AM
Leadership Panel
  • Pandemic revealed the strengths and weaknesses of supply chain – where do we go from here?
  • 2030 UN Sustainable Goals – how is your organization tying these to the practices you follow
  • What are the risks and potential costs of not focusing on sustainability in your organization?
  • What are your long-term sustainability goals and what have you done to make sure you promote suppliers’ social and environmental responsibility?
  • How are you embedding sustainability in your supply chains by managing risks and adopting corporate commitments to human rights, ethics, environment and sourcing?
John Baylis

John Bayliss
SVP, Logistics & Supply Chain

David White

David White
EVP, Supply Management
New Flyer Industries

Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon
Loblaw Companies Limited



10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Role of Procurement in Driving Towards a Net Zero Carbon Emission
  • What role does procurement play in decreasing the carbon footprint in collaboration with suppliers?
  • How to work with your suppliers collaboratively to identify opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions?
  • Identifying your top tier suppliers that are offenders of carbon emissions and how to work with them?
Tim Faveri

Tim Faveri
VP, Sustainability & Shared Value
Maple Leaf Foods

Tim Faveri

Chantale Despres
Director, Sustainability

Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary




11:30 – 11:45 AM

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Building Value and Transparency through Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Importance of sustainable procurement
  • How strategic sourcing is becoming more relevant?
  • How does strategic sourcing help in building value, transparency, customer service and operational risk management?
Natasha Rajani

Natasha Rajani
Director, Procurement
Region of Peel

Sandy Eapen

Sandy Eapen
Director, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds
Head of Sustainable Impact
HP Canada




12:45 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Managing Supplier Risks Effectively
  • What are the best practices that enable you to manage supplier risks?
  • Do you have visibility of all your suppliers?
  • How do you make sure that your supply chain complies with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements?

2:30 – 2:45 PM

2:45 – 3:15 PM
Supplier Diversity and Inclusion: Moving to a Strategic Business Imperative
  • How can an inclusive procurement strategy deliver value?
  • Why are companies unable to meet their goals or realize full value of a more inclusive supply chain?
  • Integrating supplier diversity & inclusion functions within procurement is important, why?
3:45 PM
Closing Remarks


Sponsorship Opportunities

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For more information on how to partner with us please contact Himani Dureja at

Title Partners

The Story GroupAvettaCoupaSchulich School of Businessecovadis

Supporting Partner

Cedric Millar

Associate Partner

WBE Canada


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