Sustain 2020

Call For Speakers

Example Formats:

Plenary sessions:

  • CPO / CSO level, Enterprise customers

  • Keynotes from Subject Matter Experts, Leaders and Executives

  • Executive panels to ignite debate and provoke the audience to challenge their own organizations. CPO / CSO level, Enterprise customers

  • Sustainable Innovation Project pitches - this year we are adding a new dimension, to bring innovative teams from leading incubators and business schools

Breakout sessions:

  • Interactive case studies to engage the audience

  • Workshops on key challenges and igniting brainstorming

Interactivity is key for Igniting the audience: Be prepared for live Q & A and audience voting using the event app.

Support: The EcoVadis team is here to help and support development of your content into an interactive experience with supporting technology and tools.

Past Sustain editions included speakers from companies such as:

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The 2019 Sustain event engaged over 40 speakers and 600 Participants in 40 sessions, panels and workshops

Watch the 2019 highlights video

Priority topics:

Sustainable Procurement Challenges and Best Practices

What challenges are you facing, and/or how have you tackled them? What are the tradeoffs? How can we go further?

  • Integrating CSR criteria in SRM and selection processes
  • Bringing change to procurement function: keys to ensure successful internal adoption
  • How to maximize supplier adoption and engagement of your sustainable procurement program
  • New tools and data sources - for example new ways of engaging suppliers, and more specifically workers.
  • Beyond Tier 1: Challenges and techniques for engaging in tier 2 and beyond.
  • How are you driving improvements with supplier performance? How to focus and drive capacity building programs toward positive improvement.
  • Scaling up sustainable procurement: What rollout strategy? When to go by sector, when by region. Or by product line?

Focus on CSR, SDGs, Aligning the Vision

  • Human rights and modern slavery
  • Climate change, Environmental challenges, GHG emissions in the supply chain
  • Anti-corruption and anti-bribery risks in the supply chain - Due diligence and monitoring
  • Integrating the UN SDGs in your Sustainable Procurement initiative
  • Cyber security

Innovation, value creation, measuring impact

  • How technology is impacting sustainable procurement initiatives -- Blockchain, AI, Mobile or phone-based worker surveys, drones? Tell us about your initiative
  • Integration - connecting data to decisions is a key to adoption: Tell us about your integration, whether in sourcing, rfp/rfx/tenders, SRM, contracts, annual reviews, reporting, etc...
  • Beyond compliance – case examples of innovation and new revenue streams
  • How are you measuring positive impact - whether within a specific theme like environment, or across all CSR domains
  • How are you measuring ROI and value creation: What metrics and KPIs are you tracking, how do your measure business impact?

EcoVadis SustaIn 2020 - call for presentations

Tips for preparing your application:

Focus on the main achievements of your program Whether it’s supplier onboarding and improvement, internal adoption, integration with procurement processes, ensure you have a compelling story that’s worth sharing.

Will it interest the audience? Our audience is composed of sustainability and procurement practitioners and experts looking to bring back home fresh insights and inspiring ideas. Review the list of key topics here.

The EcoVadis team will review the applications and contact you in case of interest.