Leadership. Action. Transformation:

Inside the World of Supply Chain Sustainability
December 7, 2022

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*Exclusive and complimentary event for senior supply chain practitioners. This event is not for service or technology providers.

Confirmed Speakers

Alan McKinnon

Professor of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University

Gladis Araujo

Vice President Global Quality Systems and Supply Chain, Mattel

Jin Piao

VP GSC Safety, Real Estate & Sustainability, Schneider Electric

Charlotte Gardes-Landolfini

Climate Change, Energy & Financial Stability Expert, International Monetary Fund

Keith Brandis

Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Solutions, Volvo

Victoria Cobo

VP of Operations, Deckers

Hervé Legenvre

Professor, European Institute of Purchasing Management

Paul Tasner

CEO, PulpWorks

Within the global supply chain, actions speak louder than words. Leaders now know that sustainability has a direct impact on growth, reputation and shareholder value. If company values are misaligned or outdated they run the risk of serious reputational damage, decreased sales and a loss of top talent.

For some, 30-year targets are too distant and delays meaningful change today. Decarbonising global supply chains as rapidly as possible is imperative in fighting climate change. It’s time to champion those who are already providing meaningful action. 

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12:55 - 13:00             Welcome

13:00 - 13:30            Spotlight: Achieving Net-Zero Logistics

Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University

What do ‘net zero’ emission commitments actually mean for the logistics sector? In order to better understand, this special keynote will explore the following topics:

  • The carbon mitigation and sequestration sides of ‘net zero’

  • The development of a decarbonisation strategy for logistics

  • Reviews the five main ways in which logistics will be decarbonised

  • Consider the likely impact of carbon sequestration on logistics and supply chains

13:30 - 14:00            Keynote: Strengthening Climate Information Architecture

Charlotte Gardes-Landolfini, Climate Change, Energy & Financial Stability Expert, IMF

Climate change is rapidly transforming the global investment landscape, creating new risks and opportunities.To evaluate these risks and support the transition to a low-carbon economy, supply chain investors and others in the financial world need information. Currently, however, they face a lack of high-quality, reliable, and comparable data needed to efficiently price climate-related risks and avoid greenwashing. 

In this powerful keynote, Charlotte Gardes-Landolfini details how to close the data deficit and strengthen climate information architecture.

14:00 - 14:40            Power Panel: Shaping the Agenda: Leading through the Climate Crisis

Gladis Araujo, Vice President Global Quality Systems and Supply Chain, Mattel

Keith Brandis, Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Solutions, Volvo

Victoria Cobo, Vice President of Operations, Deckers

Paul Tasner, CEO, PulpWorks

Moderated by Maria Villablanca, Co-Founder, CEO, Future Insights Network

Navigating companies through the rocky world of climate action has proved an increasingly difficult task as external crises have increased. However, it has been recently reported that up to 84% of supply chain leaders still plan to invest in climate adaptation and mitigation measures within the next two years. 

What are the supply chain sustainability trends and what actions should supply chain leaders take to address them? How can digital transformation aid the pace of change?

14:40 - 15:00             Keynote: Leverage AI to Maximize Efficiency and Build Sustainable Supply Chain Processes

15:00 - 15:30            Keynote: Schneider Electric’s Supply Chain Sustainability Transformation

Jin Piao, VP GSC Safety, Real Estate & Sustainability, Schneider Electric

By placing sustainability at the heart of its current supply chain strategy, known as the STRIVE program, Schneider Electric plans to have 70 net-zero carbon Plants and Distribution Centers by 2025 and progressively pursue further energy and carbon efficiencies across all of its ~300 manufacturing and warehousing facilities. It has also fixed its own carbon price up to 130€/ton to help with decision-making for supply chain investments with a significant CO2 impact.

Learn how Schneider’s considerable action on climate change has transformed the business and helped customers reduce their impact at the same time. 

15:30 - 16:00             What’s next in 2023? Key Takeaways & Future Insights

Hervé Legenvre, Professor, European Institute of Purchasing Management

Join us for this final session as we wrap up the workshop and look ahead to what’s in store for 2023 in the world of supply chain and sustainability. 

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