Date(s) - 09/16/2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WORKSHOP 1: SUSTAINABILITY
The goal of this workshop is to give companies a better understanding of what sustainability is, and how adopting a culture where sustainability is a priority can help realize efficiencies as well as provide a competitive advantage. Sustainability strategies are composed of environmental, social, and governance factors that, when considered for materiality, helps a company decide where to focus and how to drive impact. As well, this workshop will help companies communicate their efforts and progress through sustainability reporting. All attendees will be provided access to a beginner sustainability reporting tool at the conclusion of the workshop.
Presented by Emily Vesling, Manager of Supplier Sustainability, Trane Technologies
Emily focuses on incorporating sustainability into sourcing practices, identifying environmental, social and governance risk within the supply chain, as well as enabling sustainable supplier partnerships. She works closely with Trane’s procurement leadership teams to build awareness, and to implement processes to drive sustainable and responsible sourcing. Emily provides resources and training for suppliers at annual supplier conferences and online through the Preferred Supplier Sustainability Webinar Series. She is the co-founder of Trane’s Global Procurement Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Council. Emily earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Science degree in environmental sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She previously held sustainability management positions for Husqvarna Group, Time Warner Cable, and the U.S. Postal Service.
ABOUT – The Raising the Bar Mini-Series has joined the ranks of the virtual world, and TSMSDC is proud to announce the newly created 3-part workshop series, presented by Trane Technologies. The workshop will assist MBEs to continue to develop, know, and grow their business, and help corporations with initiatives for growth, profit and success. Each one-hour session is unique starting with Sustainability on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, followed by Supplier Risk on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, and concluding with Quality on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Attendees will learn about these areas of business that are important for MBEs, corporations, government entities, and other purchasers seeking strategies for exponential business growth and success. This series will be informative, productive and invaluable, and we hope that you will make plans to attend, and move your business forward for greater success!