This will be an inaugural conference for IEMA and GACSO members. A number of leading contributors are already signed up and our event programme will be available soon. Examples of conference sessions where speakers are confirmed include;
GACSO members can register their interest in this conference to receive further details – please e-mail your interest by clicking here
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USA - New York 11:00 Start Time
India - New Dehli 20:30 Start Time
In this GACSO on-line event - Jae Mather explores some global best practice tools that are available to help deliver sustainable procurement and some practical case studies that demonstrate some amazing successes. In addition the principles and framework of BS 8903 – the world’s first sustainable procurement guidance standard. Matthew Chalkley, from IBM will provide a business example. We will be inviting further contributions on the day from GACSO members active on sustainable procurement.
Procurement is often the core of the problem when it comes to sustainability as many people speak of achieving best value when in reality the skills and the tools are not being used to deliver anything other than best price. As there is a huge difference between COST, PRICE and VALUE, organisations often find themselves choosing the cheapest solution only to find that it ends up costing much more than many of the more expensive options originally offered in the procurement exercise. Sustainable procurement offers a huge range of tools and techniques that can be brought to bear on the procurement process so that the correct questions are being asked, the right things are being required and that the outcome is much more completely understood so that success becomes the norm instead of a rarity.
This event is open to GACSO members only. GACSO are developing a series of web based events that will explore leading sustainability challenges. These sessions will be smaller more interactive webinars and we will seek to run these to a Chatham house approach – (safe environment for shared learning). They will be delivered with leading practitioners and will include facilitated ‘open discussion’ sessions.
If you are interested in attending this session and in participating please e-mail your interest by CLICKING HERE
Understanding the CSO role entails exploring the relationships they have with other executives in the C-suite.
What is the added perspective that a CSO needs to bring to the Board? What expectations does the Board have of the CSO? What skills and competencies do CSO's need to be successful?
GACSO is engaging with professional bodies to explore these questions and lead the work to develop greater understanding and insights into this dynamic.
The aim of this first meeting in the series is to explore the potential for ICAEW and GACSO members to collaborate on a joint initiative. They will collaboratively identify key business and sustainability issues that are common to the FD's and CSO's responsibilities and then go on to define their respective roles and collaborative strategies for addressing them within their organisations.
The PROVISIONAL date has been changed and a new date will be confirmed shortly. (The website requires a date explaining the current setting).