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Leadership Series: Sustainable Supply Chain

Date:   Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020
Time:   8:00 AM (EST)
Robert McEwen Auditorium
Schulich School of Business

4700 Keele Street
North York, ON

With sustainability becoming a global focus, supply chain has attained the status of being the starting point. An organization’s supply chain function can be instrumental in promoting environmental well-being, fair trade practices and human rights. Attend this session to build your sustainability roadmap.

This event is eligible for 5 CPD points.


7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:35 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ian O'Reilly

Ian O'Reilly
The Story Group



Emcee for the Day
Dr. David Johnston

Dr. David Johnston
Director of the Master of Supply Chain Management
Schulich School of Business, York University



8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Leadership Panel
Future of Supply Chain: Emerging Trends and Possibilities for Sustainable Supply Chain
  • How do you define sustainability?
  • Who in your organization drives sustainability?
  • How can you better measure sustainability?
  • How are you embedding sustainability in your supply chains by managing risks and adopting corporate commitments to human rights, ethics, environment and sourcing?
  • What technology solutions and innovations are helping you enable transparency?
  • What is the investment and cost of compliance for delivering a sustainability program?
  • What are the challenges?
Stephen VanOfwegen

Stephen VanOfwegen, CPA, CMA
Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Region of Peel

Jeffrey van Geel

Jeffrey van Geel
Strategic Sourcing Manager
3M Canada

Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds
Head of Sustainable Impact
HP Canada

Ramandeep Singh Bagga

Ramandeep Singh Bagga
VP, Global Direct Procurement

Chris Penny

Chris Penny
Kinetic GPO



10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Morning Networking Break
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Sustainability Overview
  • Identify your issues and goals to understand what needs to happen to make your business more sustainable
  • How to better manage risks, improve efficiency, look at revenue and growth opportunities
  • How to align and integrate your sustainability vision into your overall corporate strategy
Janice Noronha

Janice Noronha
Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change



11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Panel
Ensure a Sustainable Supply Chain through Responsible Sourcing & Procurement
  • Importance of sustainable procurement
  • How to navigate the sustainable procurement challenge and integrate social and environmental impacts into your buying process
  • What are hurdles that limit sustainable procurement ROI
  • Key priorities within procurement organizations
Michelle Albanese

Michelle Albanese
Head of Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Diversity, Strategic Sourcing Group (SSG)
TD Bank Group

Jessica Kirshenblat-Gooderham

Jessica Kirshenblat-Gooderham
Sustainable Procurement Program Team Lead

Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds
Head of Sustainable Impact
HP Canada

Monica Da Ponte

Monica Da Ponte
Shift & Build

Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes
Podcast Host
Let's Talk Supply Chain



12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Panel
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?
  • What are the benefits of a having a robust framework to manage supplier risk throughout the sourcing cycle?
  • What challenges do you face in managing this?
Julia Formosa

Julia Formosa, P.Eng., CSCMP
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Johnny Rungtusanatham

Johnny Rungtusanatham
Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management
Schulich School of Business, York University

Sanja Cancar-Todorovic

Sanja Cancar-Todorovic
Director, Strategic Relationships, Global Wealth and Asset Management

Robyn Wilson

Robyn Wilson
Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Profit Improvement

Tom Cecich

Tom Cecich
Strategic Board Advisor



2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Panel
How can Supplier Diversity Ensure a Sustainable Supply Chain
  • What are the primary drivers of supplier diversity program?
  • What are the benefits of inclusive and diverse sourcing chains?
  • How do you locate diverse suppliers?
  • Where do you start when setting up a supplier diversity program?
  • What are the biggest challenges in the supplier diversity space?
  • Role of procurement and supply chain in encouraging inclusion
Carol Attak

Carol Attak
Senior Manager, Global Diversity and Sustainability

Michael Pacholok

Michael Pacholok
Chief Purchasing Officer
City of Toronto

Olga Anoushkin

Olga Anoushkin
Category Leader, Chief Procurement Office

Dora Silva-Bolanos

Dora Silva-Bolanos
Sr Manager, Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Team

Silvia Pencak

Silvia Pencak
WBE Canada



3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Networking Break
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Case Study
Building Sustainability into the Supply Chain
  • Developing a business case for sustainability
  • The ability of technology to drive change
  • Measuring and validating impact across the supply chain
  • Getting started
  • Sustainability: an opportunity in supply chains
Erik Zvaigzne

Erik Zvaigzne
VP, Product



4:15 PM
Closing Remarks




  • Member - $495.00
  • Non-Member - $595.00 includes a Supply Chain Canada membership until April 30, 2021. (Activated after seminar ends)

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