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Net-zero procurement and supply chain

Guest speaker Bob Willard, founder of Sustainability Advantage

In the latest podcast episode of The 360 On Energy and Carbon, we delve into the world of procurement, setting key performance indicators (KPIs), net-zero initiatives and supply chain sourcing. Join us as we uncover the driving forces behind these essential elements of business operations and gain valuable insights from industry experts.

Understanding the role of procurement

Procurement plays a crucial role in any organization, influencing factors such as cost management, supplier relationships and overall operational efficiency. This episode sheds light on the driving forces behind effective procurement strategies and the importance of aligning them with business objectives. Discover how successful practices can positively impact a company's bottom line and overall performance.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): measuring procurement success

KPIs are essential metrics used to evaluate the success of procurement efforts. We explore the various KPIs utilized by organizations to measure performance, track savings and assess supplier relationships. Learn how to identify and establish meaningful KPIs that align with your organization's goals, enabling you to monitor and optimize procurement performance effectively.

The path to net-zero: environmental sustainability in procurement

With increasing environmental concerns, organizations are embracing net-zero initiatives. The episode delves into the role of procurement in achieving these goals. Discover sustainable sourcing practices, supplier collaboration for carbon reduction and how to integrate environmental sustainability into procurement strategies. Gain insights into the benefits of aligning procurement with broader sustainability objectives and fostering a greener supply chain.

Optimizing supply chain sourcing: strategies for success

Supply chain sourcing is a critical aspect of procurement, influencing product quality, cost and reliability. This episode explores effective sourcing strategies, including supplier diversification, risk mitigation and the importance of transparency in the supply chain. Discover how optimizing sourcing practices can enhance net-zero success.


Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given over 1,500 presentations to corporate, government, university and non-governmental organization audiences. Willard applies his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities by using smart environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

David Arkell, president and CEO of 360 Energy

John Pooley, vice-president of program development at 360 Energy

Lysandra Naom, executive producer of The 360 On Energy and Carbon Podcast

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