Columbia University Hosts an Agrion event on Driving Sustainability Across the Supply Chain

Corporate social responsibility and energy efficiency, as part of the triple bottom line, are concepts that have gained popularity and prevalence across the corporate landscape. Motivated by optimizing performance, streamlining efficiencies, and keeping in step with shifting corporate attitudes, companies are embracing sustainable practices to win in the balance sheets as well as in the environment. In this discussion, we examine the mechanisms of a corporate sustainable supply chain (CSSC) from initial evaluation and planning, to negotiating supply chain partnerships, life cycle analysis and improvement strategies, and lastly tracking and visibility tools that ensure execution of a successful initiative.


Bloomberg LP, Lee Ballin, Office of Sustainability
CSRware, Karen Alonardo, Founder and CEO
Columbia University, Professor Steven Cohen, Director of M.S. in Sustainability and Management
Steelcase, Mary Ellen Mika, Supply Chain Manager

Moderator: Great Forest, Anna Dengler, Director of Sustainability

Location and Directions: Alfred Lerner Hall, Room C555 at Columbia University, 2920 Broadway, New York 10027