Post-conference masterclass - Thursday, 8 August

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The post-conference masterclass will provide attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning.

The masterclass start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00.

Masterclass A: Maximising procurement impact: strategies for integrating ESG principles

In recent years, the integration of ESG factors into procurement strategies has proven to be a catalyst for enhanced reputation and financial performance across Australian organisations. In this comprehensive 1-day Masterclass, participants will delve into the intricate landscape of ESG procurement, master how to build a business case for incorporating ESG into procurement functions, and then effectively action that business case to drive exceptional results to the reputational, environmental, and bottom-line of your organisation.

Key Learning Objectives:

Building a business case for incorporating ESG into procurement functions

  • Aligning your procurement, ESG and business goals into one comprehensive and seamless strategy
  • Unveiling organisational benefits

Identifying the tangible advantages for organisations that adopt a proactive stance towards ESG integration in procurement processes to secure buy-in and support with stakeholders

  • Embedding ESG principles into supplier contracts

Learning effective strategies for incorporating ESG criteria into supplier contracts and explore mechanisms for enforcement

  • Establishing measurement frameworks

Developing methodologies for measuring and tracking carbon reduction efforts and supplier sustainability initiatives, including the establishment of relevant KPIs

  • Benchmarking and peer comparison

Examining critical components and KPIs essential for benchmarking against industry peers and ensuring alignment with best practices

By the end of the Masterclass, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of:

  • The interconnectedness of ESG principles with procurement strategies
  • Tangible benefits organisations can derive from proactive ESG adoption in 2024
  • Practical methods for integrating ESG criteria into supplier contracts
  • Strategies for effectively measuring and tracking sustainability efforts
  • Essential components for benchmarking against industry peers and fostering continuous improvement in procurement practices

Tanya Harris
Head of Sustainable & Ethical Procurement
Edge Impact

Sebastian Salcedo
Senior Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain consultant
Edge Impact