Webinar: Monitoring Ethics Deep in the Supply Chain webinar

October 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am America/New_York
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Buyers Meeting Point - Kelly Barner - Twitter


SAP Ariba - Padmini Ranganathan


Procurement Leaders - Steve Hall


Made in a Free World - Justin Dillon

Attendance Fee

More than ever, consumers are paying attention to what goes on in the supply chains of the companies they buy from and more than ever procurement needs to be able to take action. Slavery exists in modern supply chains, as does huge amounts of waste and pollution amid a welter of unethical activity. The problem for those further up the chain is knowing where these activities happen, where the vulnerabilities are, and what the business can do about it.

Meeting that challenge means marshalling information about suppliers, having clear policies, and creating better visibility of risks and performance in the supply chain. It’s only in recent years that procurement has had the power -- in terms of influence, technology, and data -- to make a deep impact in this area. This webinar will look at what that will mean for the future of the function.

Why attend this webinar:

1. Hear the techniques that leading organizations are using to trace activity deep in the supply chain and track CSR failings

2. Learn how procurement can combine policy with policing to make sure it is proactive in combating ethical issues in suppliers

3. Discover the opportunities provided by technology and data-sharing

More information about the speakers:

SAP Ariba - Padmini Ranganathan - Vice President, Products and Innovation for Knowledge Solutions - Twitter

Padmini Ranganathan is Vice President, Products and Innovation for Supplier Risk, Compliance and Sustainability solutions. In this role, Padmini is responsible for defining and delivering solutions based on shared accountability and ethical supply chain, leveraging big data and technology.

Prior to SAP Ariba, Ms. Ranganathan was with SAP for seven years, developing and delivering industry specific use cases, solutions and analytic applications based on SAP’s market leading Analytics portfolio.

Ms. Ranganathan brings a wealth of experience in the domain area of supply chain and procurement having worked at SAP Ariba as a product manager in the areas of order management, inventory & distribution, procurement and manufacturing.

Ms. Ranganathan is a passionate advocate for bringing technology to business users simplifying and enriching daily work and decision making, and has been a sought after speaker at key notes, webinars, events, as well as media interviews.

Procurement Leaders - Steve Hall - Editor - Twitter

Steve Hall is editor of Procurement Leaders Magazine. He has interviewed some of the world's leading procurement executives and won awards for his coverage of issues affecting procurement professionals.

Steve now oversees Procurement Leaders' editorial activities and manages the community section of the award-winning Procurement Leaders website. He draws on a decade in business publishing, providing quality coverage to senior business leaders. Prior to Procurement Leaders, Steve worked in legal publishing.

Made in a Free World - Justin Dillon - CEO and Founder - Twitter

Justin is the CEO and founder of Made in a Free World. He was a professional songwriter/performing musician for most of his life.

In 2008, Justin made his directorial debut in the film, "CALL+RESPONSE," which revealed the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history.

In 2011, Justin founded the non-profit organization Slavery Footprint. In December 2011, Slavery Footprint was the recipient of a first-of-its-kind grant by Google.org, which funded the creation of a $1.8 million unified initiative to implement aggressive, metrics-oriented programs to fight modern-day slavery in the United States and abroad. On the back of the great success of Slavery Footprint, Justin went on to found Made In A Free World and serves today as its CEO.

Justin has appeared on and been covered by CNN, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil, MSNBC, New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Ad Week, CBS, Fox, NPR, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Fast Company and others. He has spoken at the White House, UN, Clinton Global Initiative, Global Philanthropy Forum, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and many other venues. He has also served on advisory groups for the UN, State Department, and White House.

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