Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Sustainable Purchasing

Name: 2015 – Sustainable Purchasing Seminar
Date: February 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST
Event Description:
The BBOT’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community presents this special Sustainable Purchasing & Procurement Seminar!Businesses everywhere are finding that sustainable purchasing is able to cut costs, bolster their brand, and increase revenue.

Sustainable Purchasing involves working with your suppliers to maximize the net benefits for both your business and the wider community by using social, environmental and economic measures to evaluate purchasing decisions and suppliers. This key trend is emerging in purchasing departments across businesses of all sizes and in all sectors—join us for this info session with Amy Robinson, Founder & Co-Executive Director of LOCOBC to stay on-top-of this emerging supply chain and purchasing practice.

The session will cover key trends, help you understand economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable purchasing, identify opportunities and challenges, resources, and provide accessible way to move forward.

Event Details:

Date: February 20
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Venue: BBOT Offices
Cost:  Complimentary for BBOT Members / $15 for Non-Members
Register:  Call 604-412-0100, email us, or register online.

About our Presenter:

Amy Robinson of LOCOBC has 17 years experience working with businesses to embed sustainability into operations. She has worked with organizations ranging from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to big industry, regional governments and the UN. However, she has a passion for small businesses, with their unique challenges and opportunities. Amy started the not-for-profit LOCO BC in 2009 to connect, support and promote local businesses while advocating for increased local spending by consumers, businesses and institutions. LOCO’s work springs from her perception that BC undervalues the economic and social pillars of sustainability that strengthen communities, build resilience and foster innovation.

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