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About this event
A chance to get expert insights on supplier diversity and how social procurement can be a tool for creating more diverse supply chains. Hear from supplier diversity specialists and leading procurement professionals.
Understand what supplier diversity is
See how your business can benefit
Learn how to create the most impact by using social procurement to include diverse suppliers
Supplier diversity has become an essential part of public and private sector procurement strategies. Companies taking a proactive approach to supplier diversity are seeing major commercial benefits on top of the wider societal benefits it has in tackling inequality. Engaging diverse suppliers and lowering the barriers that inhibit them also achieves targeted public sector outcomes such as 'tackling economic inequality' which, is named in the government’s Social Value Model.
In this event, expert speakers will guide attendees through some of the key principles of supplier diversity and give practical advice that will help them create the most impact through their supply chains. There will be a particular focus on the intersection of supplier diversity and social procurement and how taking a combined approach creates the most value socially and commercially.
Who this event is for
This event is open to anyone but will be especially useful for those interested in creating positive societal, organisational and commercial outcomes through their procurement spend. That might include those working in procurement, sustainability, strategic sourcing, ESG and social value.
Jean Chawapiwa - Head of Member Services at Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK)
Beth Pilgrim - CEO and co-founder of Supply Change
Aoise Keogan-Nooshabadi - COO and co-founder of Supply Change
The event will consist of a short talk by each of the speakers followed by a Q & A. There may also be some time for networking and opportunities to trade contact details with other attendees.