(NEW SEMINAR) Sustainability Facts and Fiction: Linking Green Idealism and Practical Business Application

Posted on October 17, 2008


“In our rapidly evolving capitalist economies, where it is in the natural order of things for corporations to devour competing corporations, for industries to carve up and digest other industries, one emerging form of capitalism with a fork – sustainable capitalism – would certainly constitute real progress.”

From Cannibals With Forks – The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business, By John Elkington (Capstone Publishing, Oxford, 1997)

Do Cannibals With Forks Constitute Progress?

So started the introduction to one of my most popular white papers titled, The Greening of Procurement: How Social Consciousness is Re-Shaping Procurement Practices.

When I first wrote about green or sustainable procurement (the latter extends beyond the realms of eco-friendly considerations to include socio-economic factors), I had no idea of how voracious an appetite the business community had for information on this subject.

However much the interest in my papers and research material was unexpected, the contentious and at time contradictory opinions expressed by different stakeholders on both sides of the issue ensures that it is a matter that will remain on our collective radar screens for many, many years to come.  Even if the progress of these ideals do not gain the same level of traction (at least in the foreseeable future).

The Sustainability Facts and Fiction: Linking Green Idealism and Practical Business Application Seminar will take you beyond the “look what is being done warm and fuzzy” sentiments associated with the majority of programs, and drill down into the unique differences between traditional capitalism models and sustainable capitalism models.  The seminar will introduce and quantify key influence factors such as the impact of the innovator’s dilemma on policy formation and pursuit, as well as review the critical points of convergence where sustainable policy can in certain instances move beyond the realms of being the “right” thing to do, to being the “smart” thing to do.

At the end of the seminar, attendees will be left with an entirely different view of their organization’s policies as they contemplate whether they are indeed part of the emerging sustainable capitalism model.

Who Should Attend: Anyone and everyone who has an interest in the issues faced at both an organizational and personal level in terms of implementing a sustainable purchasing program within their enterprise.

Other Seminars and Conferences with Jon Hansen:

Bridging the Communications Gap Between Finance and Purchasing

Social Networking and the Purchasing Professional of the Future

The Changing Face of Procurement

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths

The Evolution of the Public Sector Procurement Practice

The Shifting Sands of the Vendor ERP Landscape

The Purchasing Professional: Making the Transition from a Functional Role Player to a Strategic Leader

Yes Virginia! A Profile In Excellence

NOTE: While seminars are normally available in a 90-minute, 1 or 2-Day formats, they can also be customized to your organization’s specific time and content requirements.

To learn more about seminars with Jon Hansen visit us at; https://procureinsights.wordpress.com/seminars-and-conferences-with-jon-hansen/