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CEOs for Sustainability Speaker Series: Partnering with Suppliers for a Competitive Edge

10-24-2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 – 8 am     Breakfast and registration
8 – 9:30 am     Program
Covestro BrightSpace, Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Are you responsible for purchasing or working with suppliers at your business? Involved in strategy, business development, marketing, or operations? Come learn how leading companies are reducing costs and risk, achieving sustainability goals, and creating value throughout the supply chain — from sourcing to logistics.

More companies recognize that good business depends on successful supplier relationships. After all, the supply chain accounts for 50–70 percent of total expenses and greenhouse gas emissions at most manufacturing companies. The benefits of a sustainable supply chain can be significant: greater efficiencies, a boost to brand value, increased risk management, a better product, even new sources of revenue. Yet, in a recent global survey, only 52 percent of companies had adopted any sustainable sourcing practices.

Join CEOs for Sustainability as leaders from local and global businesses describe the benefits and how to get started.

Keynote speaker:

Kathy Limper, Global Sourcing Manager / Regional Sustainability Lead NAFTA, Covestro

CEOs for Sustainability Panel:

Featured remarks by CEOs for Sustainability Co-chairs Ron Gdovic, Founder and CEO of WindStax Energy; and Jerry MacCleary, Chairman and CEO of Covestro; along with Rebecca Lucore, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Covestro. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Executives in Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehousing, Fleet Management, Waste Management, O&M
  • Leaders in Strategy, Business Development, and Marketing
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders

Thanks to the CEOs for Sustainability Speaker Series sponsors:


CEOs for Sustainability
CEOs for Sustainability


Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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