Sustainable Supply: Break the mould or break the chain?
Our research Sustainability: Pain to Net Gain, told us that business leaders are concerned about supply chain complexity and lack of transparency, and are feeling the pressure from procurement teams.
Join our panellists on Thursday, 6th May, as they discuss this topic and reveal supply chain specific findings from 1000 finance and business leaders across the UK & Europe.
Thursday 6 May (9.30-10.30 BST)
Chair & Guests Panellists:
Lee Shankland – Chair, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
Sam Longman – Head of Corporate Environment, TfL – Sam drives TfL's corporate environmental performance, developing and embedding the TfL Corporate Environment Plan across TfL business areas and their suppliers. He provides strategic direction and reporting on progress toward environmental objectives, covering: Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation, Carbon & Energy, Air Pollution, Noise, Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Waste.
Dr Jo Meehan – Senior Lecturer in Strategic Purchasing, University of Liverpool – Jo’s research centres on modern slavery, sustainable supply chains, corporate power, and social value. Jo has been at the forefront of developing the concept of value-based procurement for 10+ years, her research has won numerous awards for its contribution to the procurement field. Her work is extensively published and has been referenced by numerous corporate organisations.
Dan Ebanks – Co-founder and CEO, Social Value Exchange – Dan Ebanks leads the team at the Social Value Exchange, the platform that matches corporates with community projects as an integrated feature in the procurement process. Prior to his work on the Social Value Exchange Dan delivered projects for clients across the local, regional and central UK government.
Nihar Patel – EVP Strategy, New Business, Volkswagen – Mr. Patel is responsible for key strategic projects at Volkswagen AG. He has been involved with the Ford / Volkswagen Alliance, responsible for all of the key business agreements, and more recently, Mr. Patel is leading the development of the Industrial Cloud business strategy alongside Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Fiona Ghosh – Partner, Addleshaw Goddard – Fiona specialises in complex Commercial, Technology, Payment and FinTech arrangements. Her practice focuses on guiding clients through large scale disruption, business transformation and strategic risk management, particularly in the intersection between regulation and technology. Fiona is one of The Lawyer's 2020 Hot 100 recognising her contribution in these fields.