Conference Day One - Thursday, 8 September

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Sharon Morris
General Manager – Australia & New Zealand
CIPS Australia and New Zealand

The future of ESG in Procurement

9:00
Understanding the critical drivers needed to incorporate ESG into your organisation's procurement strategy successfully
  • Determining what you want from your ESG initiatives and the road to take you there
  • Best practice strategies for implementing top-down supplier evaluations to identify areas of risks and improvements
  • Using industry data to build upon existing successful ESG practices

Chris Sullivan
Global Chief Supply Officer
Ramsay Health Care

9:30
Overhauling existing procurement strategies and frameworks to incorporate ESG into your daily decision making
  • Undertaking a baseline analysis to determine how successful your organisation's existing ESG policies and frameworks are and where your key areas of improvement are located  
  • Identifying and activating the benefits of improved ESG within your organisation  
  • Highlighting how Procurement can support the delivery of an organisations ESG requirements

James Parrott
Procurement Manager
Christchurch International Airport

10:00
Third-party ESG assessments: Driving impact at scale while leveraging your limited internal resources
  • Common challenges faced when assessing supply chain sustainability  
  • How third party assessments can alleviate some of the time and resource burden from procurement  
  • Using third party assessments to keep up with evolving due-diligence requirements

Speaker TBC

10:20
Morning tea and networking
Human Rights and ethical procurement

11:00
Understanding how procurement can reduce the risk of human trafficking along the supply chain
  • Outlining the risk factors faced by Australian organisations when it comes to human exploitation
  • Defining some of the critical step’s procurement can take to address the risks of modern slavery impacting their public image
  • Driving improvements in Australian organisations' compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and highlighting what is being done overseas that we can implement

Alison Rahill
Executive Officer – Anti-Slavery Taskforce
Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network

11:30
Combating modern slavery risks in business supply chains
  • What is the Modern Slavery Act and why does Australia have one?
  • Incorporating modern slavery risk mitigation into business and government practice
  • Current reporting trends – Good practice and areas for improvement

Todd Kliendienst
Director, Government and Business Engagement Section, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Branch
Australian Border Force

12:00
Lunch and networking
Procurement and the trek to carbon zero

13:00
Panel discussion: Building a successful roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions
  • How can the procurement and sustainability teams work together to ensure they are in unison with their aims
  • How can procurement better identify problem suppliers and address providers and partners who are not taking reduction seriously
  • How can companies position themselves to mitigate the risk of serious scandals and bad publicity
  • How do Scope 1 and 3 carbon reduction targets impact on the developing of sustainability plans for your organisation

Moderator:

Sharon Morris
General Manager – Australia & New Zealand
CIPS Australia and New Zealand

Panellists:

Parag Shinde
National Manager – ESG – Property
Australian Unity Wealth

Sujata Karandikar
Associate Director - Supplier Diversity and Sustainability
CBRE Asia Pacific

Daniel Rojas Sanchez
Senior Sustainability Consultant
Edge Environment

13:50
Measuring and enforcing real carbon reduction targets across your supply chain
  • Avoiding meaningless carbon certifications and schemes; working with up and downstream suppliers to demonstrate meaningful impact on emissions
  • Working with ‘hard to abate’ manufacturers to decarbonise their products and processes
  • Encouraging suppliers to consider carbon sequestration with ‘carbon negative’ raw materials

Mark McKenna
Global Sustainability Client Solutions Director
Arcadis

14:20
Discussing emerging procurement risks and opportunities when it comes to supporting sustainable business practices
  • Using your buying power to bring about change and support reduced carbon emissions in your supply chain
  • Looking at strategies you can impose on businesses you don’t control to reduce their carbon emissions
  • Learning how others have worked with their suppliers and wholesalers to reduce their scope 3 emissions

Hudson Worsley
Co-founder
Presync

15:20
Afternoon Tea and Networking
Using procurement for social good

15:50
Highlighting the importance of balancing profit with purpose
  • Futureproofing your organisation's competitive edge using ESG
  • Leveraging the power of procurement to support vulnerable communities and balance both profit and purpose in a way to enhance your social impact
  • Including purpose as a key driver in your future growth strategies

Madeleine Taylor
Head of Strategic Client Management (Procurement)
JLL

16:20
Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community
  • What does it mean to use a purpose-led procurement strategy
  • How much is the 'driving profit through purpose' mantra becoming a day-to-day focus for decision-makers
  • What are some of the key challenges organisations face when developing a purpose-led procurement strategy
  • How can we build resilient and agile practices that focus on product sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery

Moderator:

Ro Coroneos
Head of Responsible Sourcing
Lendlease

Panellists:

Sarah Collins
Head of Procurement
ABC

Glenn Johnston
Director, Procurement & Business Support
Infrastructure NSW

Christel Martin
Director Procurement Excellence
Transport for NSW

Stephanie Hall
Executive Manager Sustainability Group Procurement
Westpac

Heath Jess
Managing Director
Procurement Co

16:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:00
Networking Drinks
18:30
Official Event Dinner - Gavroche
  • Gavroche
  • Location: 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale, a short 5-7 min walk from the conference venue.
  • Directions: Click here