Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Launch Event

July 23, 2013
1:00 pm EST

Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
Joel Makower
Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group

Kevin Lyons
Kevin Lyons
Professor, Supply Chain
Rutgers University

Yalmaz Siddiqui
Yalmaz Siddiqui
Senior Director of
Environmental Strategy 
Office Depot

Jason Pearson
Jason Pearson
Executive Director
Sustainable Purchasing

Alison Kinn Bennett
Alison Kinn Bennett
Senior Advisor
EPP Program, US EPA

Anastasia O'Rourke
Anastasia O'Rourke
DEKRA Sustainability

Christopher O'Brien
Christopher O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
American University

David Asiello
David Asiello
Strategic Sustainability
Performance Plan
US Department of

This 90-minute webcast will mark the official launch of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.  This new group aims to solve the biggest obstacle to sustainable institutional purchasing: a lack of standardization in how sustainable purchasing is defined, guided, measured and rewarded.

The SPLC — formed by a coalition of large purchasers, suppliers, standards bodies, government agencies, and nonprofits — plans to supply purchasers with the best available purchasing guidance, prioritizing high-impact areas of spending in both the public and private sector.  The group aims to do for purchasing what LEED did for buildings: create a rating system for recognizing leadership in sustainable procurement.

The webcast will feature a panel of leaders from a variety of sectors talking about the organization, its initial projects and how to get involved.  The webcast will be broadcast live from American University. Joel Makower will moderate and take questions from the audience.

If you are unable to attend the live webcast, please register to receive a link to the archived recording after the webcast completes.

Founding Members


American UniversityArizona State UniversityCity of Portland, ORCity of San Francisco, CACity of Washington, DCKing County, WAEmory UniversityMichigan State UniversityState of California, DGSState of Minnesota, PCA & MMDUS Department of Agriculture


Apex Clean EnergyThe CarbonNeutral CompanyDellDomtarEcolabFedExOffice DepotSciQuestWaste Management

Market Advisors

CIPS Sustainability IndexDEKRAFairTrade USAGreenCircle CertifiedSCS Global ServicesSocial Hotspots Database ProjectUL Environment

Strategic Partners

American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), ICLEIInstitute for Supply Management (ISM), ISEAL AllianceNational Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO), Practice GreenHealth (PGH), Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), Sustainable Food Lab.


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