Day 1 Plenary: Build Back Better


We are in a pivotal moment for addressing sustainability. How we can leverage procurement spend to address the deficiencies in our social and economic system that have been laid bare by the coronavirus crisis?  Today’s mainstage will feature two keynote speakers  — anchor purchasing advocate Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative and supplier diversity pioneer and strategist Ralph Moore — both looking at how businesses can seize this moment to build purchasing strategies that repair, rebuild, and reimagine a resilient and thriving society and business community. CEO Donna Westerman will lay out an expansive vision for how the sustainable purchasing movement, and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, can move an agenda of sustainable progress and social cohesion together in this new time. And we’ll provide tips and tricks for navigating the Virtual Summit to get the most out of the event!