At the upcoming Institute for Supply Management’s 4th Annual Sustainability and Social Responsibility Conference (Orlando, FL, November 7 – 8), firm President Robert Kuhn will host a one-and-a-half hour “Sustainability Café” session entitled “Sustainability 2.0 – Going Beyond Eco-Efficiency.”
This interactive discussion session will use the World Café format to explore issues related to the medium- and long-term aspects of corporate sustainability, at the time when many companies will exhaust opportunities to exploit additional efficiencies from their buildings, their people, their processes and their products. Robert’s hope for the session is for Conference participants to engage in meaningful discussions about:
the intersection between innovation and sustainability in a supply chain context
the potentially disruptive nature that advanced concepts in sustainability can have on existing business models and the implications for supply chain management
the impact that future work in sustainability will often involve aligning entire enterprises around the concept might have on the careers and professional development paths of supply chain managers
the role that supply chain management will play in the creation of new products and new markets based primarily on sustainability.
The World Café format, because it relies on authentic, engaging discussion in a relaxed setting, is a perfect approach to these novel topics. At the end of the session, Robert will synthesize information gathered from the discussion roundtables and present his take-aways to the group.
More information about the ISM Conference can be found at: http://www.ism.ws/education/content.cfm?ItemNumber=21705.