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 and relationships 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.
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. We'll talk specifically about the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Pacesetters program, which creates opportunities for local enterprises of color to work with large and midmarket companies in the region.
- 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?
Speakers (more to be announced soon!)
Thomas E. Dunn III, SVP Director of General Services & Facilities, Eastern Bank
Tom Dunn, who has more than 25 years of experience in corporate administration, is responsible for Eastern Bank’s Corporate Real Estate, Facilities, Purchasing, Mail Operations, and Records Retention. Eastern Bank’s administrative operations services approximately 120 facilities. These facilities include the company’s corporate headquarters, operations centers, and retail banking offices. In addition, Tom oversees facilities at Eastern Bank’s subsidiary, Eastern Insurance, including its offices and operations centers. In his role as Director of General Services Tom has worked to formalize Eastern’s Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Programs.
Anthony A. Samuels, Founder of Done Right Building Services, Inc
While establishing Done Right, Mr. Samuels completed the Tuck Executive Education Program at Dartmouth College and required Management courses at UMass Boston where he also studied engineering. Under Mr. Samuels’ leadership, Done Right has grown steadily in employees, revenue, and profitability. Done Right employs over 400 employees and has established itself as an industry leader despite challenges a majority of businesses owners face with diversification.
Mr. Samuels is involved in the community and supports a number of community development programs focus on education and positive development for children. In addition, Mr. Samuels is also a strong proponent supporter in assisting and mentoring small Minority Business.
Reinier Moquete, Founder & CEO of Advoqt
Reinier is a tech industry veteran with two decades of experience helping enterprises maximize the value and ROI of IT. With the support of many mentors, he built Advoqt from the ground up with an eye on the intersection of business, technology, and philanthropy.
In addition, Reinier is Founder of Diversity IT Network, a leadership development program for multicultural IT professionals, and Founder of CyberWarrior Academy, a Cybersecurity bootcamp and workforce development program. Reinier is also Co-Founder and Board President of Latino STEM Alliance, a 503(c)3 certified non-profit that inspires youth to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). LSA teaches kids to build robots across urban neighborhoods in Massachusetts. A passionate advocate for social justice, Reinier is engaged in several other civic activities including the Latino Legacy Fund at The Boston Foundation.
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.