The Operation: Supply Chain Workshop is an interactive program comprised of training activities, interactive exercises and cutting edge presentations focused upon climate change implications that supply chain and procurement professionals should be considering in their decision-making.

Workshop participants will explore and discuss decision-making factors such as understanding tradeoffs, dealing with data gathering and quality control, and assessing materiality. Speakers and attendees will examine real-world examples of how large public and private organizations have assessed climate related risks and adapted practices to reduce risk and strengthen core business value and mission.

Preliminary Program Agenda

Additional details and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Please visit for the most current program information.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Pre-Event CCO Training BootcampTM
> SupplyChain-101: Assessing Climate Related Risks in the Supply Chain (8:30am – 12:00pm)
Main Workshop Program
> Welcome & Introduction: Why We Care – Supply Chains in the Context of a Changing Climate (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
> An Overview of Expectations for Climate Action in the Supply Chain (1:30pm – 2:30pm)
> How Companies are Addressing Climate Risk & Performance Management in Their Supply Chains (2:45pm – 3:45pm)
> Developing Approaches and Tools for Leveraging Data to Drive Climate Action Initiatives (3:45pm – 5:00pm)
> Networking Reception (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
> The Links Between the Nodes: Transportation in the Supply Chain and Why It’s Important (9:00am – 9:45am)
> The Role of Associations, Industry Groups and Nonprofits in Tackling Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Climate Risk (9:45am – 10:45am)
> Overcoming Challenges and Working Collaboratively for Supply Chain Action (11:00am – 12:-00pm)
> Working Lunch: Supply Chain Questionnaire Harmonization Discussion (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
> Engaging Suppliers & Other External Stakeholders to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Supply Chain Strategy (1:00pm – 2:00pm)
> Interactive Exercise: Communications & Engagement with Leadership (2:00pm – 2:30pm)
> The Business Context of Incorporating Risk and Performance Management for Supply Chain and Procurement Professionals (2:30pm – 3:30pm)
> Interactive Exercise: Decision-Making & Tradeoffs (3:30pm – 4:00pm)
> Wrap-Up & Conclusion (4:00pm – 4:15pm)

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