July 18, 2012
Washington, DC

3rd Annual

CROA ResponsibilityWorks Roundtable 8-11:00am on July 18
Partnership for Public Service Conference Center
1100 New York Avenue NW
Suite 200 East
Washington, DC 20005 Register Now!

3rd Annual CROA ResponsibilityWorks Roundtable

If Sustainability Costs You More, You’re Doing it Wrong

Join CROA for the 3rd Annual Roundtable hosted by its ResponsibilityWorks Steering Committee, which will bring together 100 executives from across business, government, NGO/nonprofit and academia committed to improving transparency and responsibility in the government contracting community.  Explore two top trends coming together for mutual benefit.

These days you can’t get through an entire day without hearing references to:

  • The urgent need for government at all levels to close increasingly large budget gaps
  • The urgent need for organizations of all stripes to engage in more sustainable practices

In fact, the White House Council on Environmental Quality launched a Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice on March 30th to encourage greater transparency and the sharing of sustainable supply chain best practices.  At the same time, as the Partnership for Public Service points out in Making Smart Cuts, “Billions of dollars in cuts to programs have already been agreed to” across a wide variety of programs and services,”” The report shares invaluable strategies, and a series of supporting tactics, for government leaders to employ in their efforts to meet budget cut demands.  Sustainability should be in the toolkit of every agency and contractor.

This Roundtable will demonstrate that sustainable practices, both within an organization and along its value chain, are tested and proven tools in the budget cutting battle.  This isn’t about sustainability for sustainability’s sake – doing good because it makes us feel good. This is about engaging in sustainable practices that both reduce costs and result in environmental and societal benefits.

Featured Speakers

Daniel Aronson
Director, Sustainability Services
and Practice Leader, Sustainability
Transformation, Deloitte Consulting
Alison Taylor
VP Sustainability – Americas,
Siemens Corporation
James Sullivan
VP, Sustainability
Management & Strategy,
  Nancy Gillis
Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions,
FAS and Chair, Section 13 Interagency
Working Group
  Amanda Sahl
Lead for Energy Efficient Product Procurement, Federal Energy Management Program
Department of Energy
Jim Jones
Acting Assistant Administrator
EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

This year’s program will feature:

  • A presentation of insights from our Sustainable Value Chain Research
  • A panel of Federal government executives leading the formation of a cross-sector Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice
  • A panel of industry leaders discussing how their companies are using sustainability to cut costs, grow revenue, and drive best practices throughout their supply chain

To read more on this topic please click here.  To learn more about how to get involved in CROA and ResponsibilityWorks, contact Kim Gilliam.

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