Stakeholder Engagement is an essential component of risk reduction and opportunity optimization for organizations. In addition, it is a requirement of sustainability reporting under frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standard’s Board (SASB). ISSP’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategies series is designed to provide the sustainability professional, at any level, insights into a proven systematic process for engaging priority stakeholders and identifying material issues for action.
Sustainability is likely to be THE defining business issue of the 21st century. Every purchase of goods or services commits a portion of your organization to operate on either a sustainable or an unsustainable basis. All procurements include financial responsibility considerations; and many incorporate environmental responsibility, but few include any social responsibility considerations.
In this Module we will discuss the importance of the tools and techniques of how to:
- Set good sustainability objectives for your procurements
- Determine what is a good place to start with your sustainable procurement activities
- Tell which products or services are likely good candidates for you for procuring on a sustainable basis
- Structure your procurement processes to successfully incorporate sustainability
- Choose the most appropriate sustainability attributes to use for writing your product and service specifications and bid evaluation criteria.
Refer to "Resources" folder for
- Examples of Ethical Sourcing Policies
- Examples of Green Procurement Policies
- Sustainability Categories and Attributes
This is the third of three courses in the Stakeholder Engagement 2017 series. You can also check out Community Engagement with Kathryn Cooper and Employee Engagement with Wendy Firlotte, or get a 20% discount when you register for the complete series.
Robb Dods, Program Manager Facilities Asset Management, Region of Waterloo
Robb is a senior Facility Management advisor with more than 35 years’ experience working with public and private sector organizations. He has been involved with procuring / contracting products and services for business and project management needs with a focus on applying sustainable procurement practices and life cycle costing. During his career he has presented and taught numerous facility management and asset management workshops, seminars and courses for various professional and post-secondary organizations. Robb is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
This course is delivered online via two 1-hour live webinars and includes a 24/7 online 'classroom' experience. The webinars are scheduled for Thursday, March 23rd and Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT-US. All graded assignments are due by March 31. Check for your timezone here.
How course status works: Participants who choose to audit will have full access to live webinars, discussion forums, and all online course materials. Participants who choose to audit do not have to complete homework assignments or quizzes (although there will still be readings), do not receive grades or feedback on assignments, and do not recieve a final grade.
Participants seeking credit have to complete - and pass - all homework assignments and quizzes. Successful completion of these requirements will earn a passing grade and an individualized Certificate of Completion.
*Registrants who are not ISSP members but hold current memberships in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE); Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating (STAR) Communities; the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN); or the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) may register using the ISSP Partner rate. You must use your institutional email address when registering in order to receive the discount.
All times below are Pacific Time-US. Check for your timezone here.
|Credit - AASHE/STAR/USDN||$ 160.00|
|Audit - AASHE/STAR/USDN||$ 60.00|