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Sustainable Procurement: Converting Environmental Impact into Financial Impact By Nick Ford

March 23, 2015


It’s difficult to put a price on pollution. Damage to the environment is something we all end up paying for – through the depletion of resources and decreased quality of life – but how do you assign a figure to that?  In pounds, dollars, yen, euros? Corporations, the world’s biggest polluters, think in terms of […]

Visit SpendShifts to access the entire Greening of Procurement Series . . .

November 8, 2011


I am of course excited about launching the new SpendShifts Blog, which is focused specifically on the new and emerging trends in our industry. In our first series we discussed The Greening of Procurement, in which the first 3 parts were posted right here on Procurement Insights.  The response to the subject matter being discussed […]

The Greening of Procurement (Part 2)

November 3, 2011


The Environmental Connection? What does this mean in terms of environmental considerations?  One might conclude that those organizations that fail to adapt to a new reality and are therefore destined to mediocrity at best or extinction at worst, are less inclined to embrace innovative imperatives such as sustainable capitalism. Others might suggest that the newer […]

The Greening of Procurement (Part 1)

November 2, 2011


Cannibals With Forks? “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 Greening of Procurement: 5-Part Series discusses how sustainability focus is influencing our buying decisions

October 31, 2011


Like pulling out the old tuxedo for a wedding or high school reunion, last week’s post (October 26th, Procurement Insights) on Rosslyn Analytic’s collaborative launch of a spend intelligence app focused on quantifying the environmental impact of business activities, brought to mind a white paper I had written in 2008 on the Greening of Procurement. […]

The Greening of Procurement Revisited (Part 2)

June 12, 2008


As a follow-up to my post from earlier this week, I am pleased to present Part 2 of the 2 part Greening of Procurement Series: It’s Not Easy Being Green! For those of you who would like to delve even deeper into the factors that are shaping both public and private sector sustainability strategies, including […]

Conference Season in Full Swing

May 27, 2008


Hello everyone.   I know that it has been a week or two since my last post but I have been traveling to speak at conferences throughout the country.  In fact I just returned from the annual PMAC Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  It was quite an event in which there was no shortage of […]

The Greening of Procurement: How Social Consciousness is Re-Shaping Procurement Practices (White Paper)

April 15, 2008


What is the key to ESG success? Bridging the gap between sustainable capitalism and sustainable purchasing.