Innovation Accelerator Roundtables

Innovation Hall

IAR 1: Training the Next Generation – A Sustainable Purchasing Video
Karen Cook, Alameda County

IAR 2: Total Resource Efficiency – Asset Management for a Circular Future
Thomas Fecarotta, VP of External Affairs, Rheaply

IAR 3: The Rise of the Zero Waste Entrepreneur
Denise Taschereau, Co-Founder & CEO, Fairware

IAR 4: Interagency Collaboration to Demonstrate Sustainable Products
David Asiello, Program Manager, Deputy for Sustainability and Acquisition, ODASD (Environment) and Alexander Wilkerson

IAR 5: Purchasing Carbon Offsets: Opportunities for impact and co-benefits
Anastasia O’Rourke, Managing Director, Yale Carbon Containment Lab

IAR 6: Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Prioritization Tools: Sustainability Insights at a Glance
Alison Kinn Bennett, Senior Advisor, US Environmental Protection Agency and Jarrod Bridge, Physical Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

IAR 7: Converging Data, Decisions, and Supplier Engagement Ethically, Sustainably, and Transparently
Casey Shillito, Director of Corporate Responsibility, CLC and Elizabeth Kennedy, Director, Ethical Labor and Sustainability, Associated Students University of California Los Angeles

IAR 8: Procurement’s Role in Supporting Local Economies Through ‘On-ramps to Good Jobs’
Ram Dhan Yadav Katamaraja, CEO and Founder, Colaberry

IAR 9: Carbon Neutrality: A Multi-prong Approach to Climate Leadership
David Hughes, Schneider Electric

IAR 10: Practicing Circularity in Procurement – Reusing Plastic Waste in Highway Construction
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Materials Manager, Central Railway, Ministry of Railway, Govt of India

IAR 11: A Key to Buy-in: Effective Communication of Sustainable Purchasing Program
Melissa Peck, Sustainable Procurement Program Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

IAR 12: Empower Procurement: Leveraging the Purchasing Power of Large Organizations to Achieve Carbon Neutrality
Liyang Wang, Senior Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

IAR 13: Expand Your Sustainable Procurement Advocacy
Liana Alvarez, Sustainability Advisor, Exxon Mobile and Silvia Masi, Supply Chain Environmental Performance Manager, ExxonMobil

IAR 14: Resilient Supply Chains: Engaging Small Suppliers in Sustainability and Resilience
Sarah Church, Sustainability Project Manager, Alameda County

IAR 15: Sustainable Procurement of Laboratory Equipment, Chemicals, and Consumables
Allison Paradis, CEO, My Green Lab

IAR 16:  Using Vendor Reporting Management Tool for Easier Environmental Data Reporting
Julia Wolfe, Director, Environmental Purchasing, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

IAR 17: What You Need to Know to Purchase Healthier Carpet and Resilient Flooring
Sarah Packer, Pollution Prevention Manager, Center for Environemental Health

IAR 18: A Sector-Specific Solution to Sustainable Procurement for Professional Services. a Case History
Jessica Slomka, Senior Manager of the National Center for Sustainability Standards, NSF International

IAR 19: Key Considerations for Renewable Energy Procurement, for Your Organization and Your Suppliers
Michelle McGinty, Manager, Program Outreach, CRS

IAR 20: Integrating Sustainability into Purchasing Processes & Tools
Daniel Perry, Global Alliances Director, Ecovadis

IAR 21: WEConnect International: Women’s Empowerment Through Global Inclusive Sourcing
Elizabeth Vazquez, Founder, WEConnect

IAR 22: Climate Friendly Refrigerants: Procurement’s Role
Kristen Taddonio, Senior Climate and Energy Advisor, IGSD

IAR 23: The Sustainable Development Goals, Procurement, and Decent Work
Claire Kells, Senior Manager, Participant Engagement, UN Global Compact and Mari-Lou Dupont, Senior Manager, Decent Work and Social Sustainability, UN Global Compact

Innovation Accelerator Roundtable