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Galvanizing Action: Strategies to Maximize Engagement in Sustainable Public Purchasing
Every contract that a government or other public entity uses to purchase goods and services is an opportunity to advance sustainability goals. But once a public-sector organization—or the voting public—sets a sustainable procurement program in motion, what must happen next to make the program successful?

This webinar will share the insights of expert practitioners whom we interviewed for SPLC's just-published whitepaper "Galvanizing Action: Strategies to Maximize Engagement in Sustainable Public Purchasing". We asked state CPOs and city, state and higher ed sustainable procurement leads to share their best strategies for recruiting allies, educating peers and changing actual purchasing behaviors for positive impact.

Sarah O'Brien of the SPLC and David McClintock of EcoVadis will provide an overview of the paper's themes, and two all-stars from our expert survey panel Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer of the State of Minnesota and her colleague and collaborator Melissa Peck, Sustainable Procurement Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, will join us to engage the audience in illustrating the key leverage points.

Join us to access real-world knowledge about leading strategies for engagement and success, including:
• Linking SPP to top departmental and organizational priorities including and beyond sustainability
• Clarifying program objectives and responsibilities to assuage anxieties
• Simplifying adoption with easy-to-use tools and processes
• Measuring and communicating the program's multiple benefits in ways all stakeholders can celebrate

Whether you're launching a new SPP program or rebooting an older one - join and hear the experts walk through six strategies for galvanizing action that will help you convince leadership and engage, educate and enable procurement colleagues to fully embrace the mission, and get your effort firing on all cylinders!

Oct 22, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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