Engaging the Value Chain For a Sustainable Future

The Conference Board of Canada, December 1, 2015
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We are pleased to present a special 60-minute live webinar that looks at improving the sustainability of your organization. Engaging the Value Chain For a Sustainable Future features Coro Strandberg, CSR and sustainability strategist and thought leader. Joining Coro for this session is Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental Programs for Hewlett-Packard (Canada).

With the prospect of 9 billion people co-existing on our planet by 2050, progressive businesses already see the need to reduce their impacts, maintain access to scarce resources, meet changing customer expectations and protect their brands. An emerging business imperative is that companies understand and reduce not just their immediate footprint but also the social and environmental impacts up and downstream of their operations. But where to begin? This webinar helps to answer that question and more. You will learn:

  • Why and how leading companies assess and improve the social and environmental impacts of their value chains.
  • What the barriers are and how to overcome them.
  • How to get started on value chain activation.

Webinar Highlights

Find out how you can help improve the sustainability of your suppliers and customers—and in doing so, improve the sustainability of your own products, services and operations.

Coro will describe why and how more companies are engaging up- and down-stream stakeholders in collaborations to improve the sustainability impacts of their value chains. She will explain this new business trend and how companies are creating business and societal value through supplier and customer engagement—beyond direct operations and across regions and sectors.

Frances will share how HP assesses the environmental impacts along its value chain. She will describe how the company engages its suppliers and customers to reduce their impacts, driving value for HP and its business partners while improving environmental conditions. Frances will provide practical advice for how organizations can get started on this mission critical path.

About Coro

Photo of Coro StrandbergCoro Strandberg, Principal of Strandberg Consulting, is an influential sustainability strategist and thought leader. Coro is a Canadian trailblazer and visionary in marketplace innovation to advance social, environmental and financial progress and has contributed to the evolving field of CSR and sustainability for more than 25 years. She works with businesses, governments and industry associations to create strategies and pursue business models to address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future. Coro has a tri-sector background in business, government and non-profit leadership working in social, environmental and financial roles. She has 20 years of experience as a Corporate Director and six years of industry association experience.

Coro specializes in helping organizations become leaders in transformational sustainability. This includes advising on sustainability leadership and innovation strategies, social purpose business models and sustainability governance, management, implementation and integration. She works with industry associations to help their members and sector become more sustainable. Coro supports governments to harness the power of business to advance sustainability solutions. She is an expert in integrating sustainability in finance, human resources, risk management and procurement and developing social and inclusive sustainability strategies.

About Frances

Photo of Frances EdmondsFrances Edmonds is the Director of Environmental Programs for HP Canada. In this role she has launched global programs to help customers lower their environmental footprint. She worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as Canadian manager of environmental health and safety before joining HP Canada. in 2013, Frances received national recognition for her environmental leadership by Canada’s Clean50.

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