Conference Day Two - Friday, 9 September

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

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

Introducing environmental sustainability in procurement

9:00
Maximising the lifespan of products through implementing circular procurement strategies
  • Encouraging procurement professionals to view a product from the perspective of whole-of-life management
  • Understanding the role circular procurement plays in the more effective use of assets and its place in ESG
  • Outlining the economic and environmental benefits circular procurement has on the procurement function

Beverley Honig
Director and Co-Founder, First Nations Blockchain and Chairman
Greenville Developments

9:30
Panel Discussion: Talking best practice when it comes to maximising recycled and recovered materials in procurement
  • How can Australian businesses meet rising consumer expectations that you are living up to your environmental credentials?
  • How can organisations work with suppliers and wholesalers to ensure increased use of recycled/recovered materials?
  • What are some ways procurement managers – and managers across the various business units – can devise strategies to reduce waste and extend the life of existing products?
  • How can you enhance the acceptance of ESG across the supply chain through developing innovation in tenders and contracts?

Moderator:

Myla Bulaon
Head of Procurement Strategy and Policy
iCare NSW

Panellists:

Blaise Porter
Group Director Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Sims Metals

Andrew Walcott
Associate Director of Procurement
University of Sydney

Emma Cooper
Director of Policy
NSW Treasury

10:20
Facing down the roadblocks and challenges of prioritising ESG in procurement
  • Examining the most common pitfalls for organisations when it comes to developing ESG initiatives
  • How to best clarify upfront with your organisation’s suppliers your expectations around ESG requirements
  • Undertaking continued analysis of how the supplier aligns with existing expectations around ESG

Andrés Naranjo
General Manager – Procurement and Purchasing
Coates

10:50
Morning tea and networking
Supporting ESG at every opportunity

11:20
Partner Session

11:40
Panel Discussion: How to build a team that understands responsible sourcing
  • What do you look for when you are looking for procurement staff to lead responsible sourcing initiatives
  • What are some of the ways your procurement team can learn how to evaluate the ESG credentials of suppliers
  • How can improving data sources enable supply chain transparency and ESG clarity
  • How are you establishing and supporting sustainable procurement functions into company-wide policies and frameworks

Moderator:

Sharyn County
General Manager – Procurement, Property and Fleet
Jemena

 

Panellists:

Sebastian Conley
Sustainable Procurement Manager
Transurban

Joanne Kennett
Senior Manager - Social Procurement and Workforce Development
Transport for NSW

Luke Harrison
Head of Portfolios – Format Development and Facilities
Woolworths

Rachel McConville
Supply Chain Integrity Manager
SEEK

12:30
Lunch and networking
Digital procurement & ESG

13:30
Unlocking the future of digital procurement through engaging with emerging technologies
  • Knowing what comes first, technology or process improvement, and how to embed digital technologies into existing sourcing strategies and supplier management processes
  • Reviewing your current digital transformation plan to ensure it supports your procurement strategy moving forward
  • Leading the charge to prevent further investment in legacy systems that are no longer fit for purpose, and offering supportable cost-effective alternatives

Else-Beate Bright
Senior Director of Member Engagement, Australia and New Zealand
World Commerce & Contracting

14:00
The trickle down effects of corporate ESG policy from a grassroots perspective
  • Introducing the unexpected benefactors of corporate ESG practices
  • Understanding and acknowledging positive social outcomes through the 'trickle down' effect
  • Humanising ESG outcomes through economic participation

Nikki Blanch
Co-Founder
Meals with Impact

Harris Ryan
Co-Founder
Meals with Impact

14:30
Streamlining data collection to improve analytics and modelling to create long-term ESG success
  • Using enhanced data collection and analytics to integrate ESG into your procurement strategy
  • Developing best practice to tailor your ESG strategy and metrics to address specific issues
  • Understanding the limitations of ESG data and the obstacles you’ll face with data that is skewed towards only one or two key areas

Frances Atkins
Co-Founder & Director
Givvable

15:00
Afternoon Tea and Networking
Stakeholder relationship management

15:30
Developing an enforceable and transparent code of principles for suppliers and upstream supply chains
  • Understanding why it's essential for your organisation to be seen to walk the talk when it comes to using procurement for social good
  • Focusing on the core principles of sustainable procurement and determining how you will support them
  • Learning from the examples of other businesses and determining what to include in your own new, or enhanced, code of principals

Christel Martin
Director Procurement Excellence
Transport for NSW

16:00
Panel Discussion: Unlocking the positive impacts of ESG through developing and maintaining healthy markets and supplier relationships
  • How do you raise, and stress, the importance of ESG with your stakeholders
  • How can you convey the importance on maintaining a successful working relationship in turbulent times
  • What are some of the strategies you’ve implemented during the past couple of years to create value across societal and environmental measurements
  • How can you be sure the vendors and suppliers you begin negotiations with align with your company’s values

Moderator:

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

Panellists:

Lesley Skinner
Director – Commercial Law and Procurement & Chief Procurement Officer
Regional NSW

Marjolein Dijkshoorn
Head of Procurement – AUSPAC
QBE Insurance

Kimberly Randle
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
FairSupply

16:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:00
Conference adjourns