A Conscious Conversation on Suppliers
Join us at ImpactHub for this important conversation!
Conscious business practices must extend beyond the company’s internal practices to those of their partners and suppliers. Indeed, you’re only as conscious as your weakest supply chain partner. Business leaders need to be aware of the people, processes and systems that provide the raw materials and services that the company requires.
And practices in the supply chain aren’t just a risk; they can be also be an advantage. Companies can build brands around how well they engage with suppliers on social and environmental issues, such as working with local communities of color, ensuring living wages or reducing carbon emissions. Thus, businesses that strive to be conscious pay particular attention to how goods are transported, how laborers are treated, and from whom, where and how they source their raw materials and services.
Join us for a discussion on how business leaders seek out the right suppliers, understand their relationship to supply chains, detect and monitor supply chain issues, and use their supply chain to their advantage.
- Through what lens should companies make their sourcing decisions?
- How can companies large and small work their partners to ensure conscious practices throughout the supply chain?
- How can suppliers translate their conscious practices to the advantage of their business customers?
This event is a part of Impact Hub Boston’s ImpactFest, an annual week-long celebration of it’s community’s impact, of the strength of it’s social impact ecosystem in Boston, and of it’s fifth birthday as Impact Hub Boston. Learn from current members, Impact Hub alum, and other local social entrepreneurs about their work on pressing social and environmental issues and lessons from their entrepreneurial journeys. Contribute your skills to projects making a better Boston at Open Project Night. Discuss critical issues of our times and the roles we have in resolving them. Celebrate IHB’s fifth birthday as a community and home for social impact in Boston, and help imagine the local issues we might work together to tackle into the future. Build your network into a community. Join us: October 1-10, 2018.
About the Conscious Conversations series Our Conscious Conversations are designed to facilitate peer exchange about a specific aspect of Conscious Capitalism. Each event consists of a short panel discussion, followed by small group discussions to allow participants to share ideas, challenges and solutions. We leave plenty of time to make new connections with other conscious capitalists.
Who we are Our mission is to connect, educate and inspire leaders and workers to consciously build businesses that positively impact the world. Members of the Boston chapter of Conscious Capitalism are diverse individuals who recognize the power of capitalism to improve the human condition and create enduring value for all stakeholders. We come from organizations large and small, at different stages of our careers, from CEO to student. We’re bound by our common curiosity about these ideas and the desire to create change in organizations and society.
This event is brought to you with the special support of Impact Hub Boston.