Jennifer Woofter Talks Sustainability Metrics at the 2013 International Supply Management Conference

We are excited to be a part of this year’s International Supply Management Conference. SSC President Jennifer Woofter will be leading the session, “Choosing the Right Sustainability Metrics” on May 1st at 9:00 am.

Many companies are committed to "going green," but few have an adequate grasp on sustainability-related performance metrics. Even companies with a robust data management process may be uncomfortable talking about their sustainability performance with external stakeholders.

In this workshop, Jennifer will explain the characteristics of a good sustainability indicator, and how to quickly identify bad metrics. She will review common types of environmental and social information that companies need to track, and then delve into how to select meaningful and practical sustainability indicators, based on their industry, business model, and stakeholder expectations.

So what does this all look like in real-time? Jennifer will take participants through several case studies, showcasing the good, the bad, and the ugly side of sustainability metrics. Listeners will get to see the three key "levels" of sustainability data, and how to decide the best methods for tracking information, aggregating and analyzing it, and turning those numbers into key performance indicators (KPIs). She will also cover goal-setting, effectively communicating sustainability data, and solutions to common sustainability data challenges.

The conference will be April 28-May 1, 2013 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and participants can expect to find solutions in risk management, services procurement, talent management, business management, and supplier strategies. Some of the featured keynote speakers include: Condoleezza Rice; Hau L Lee, Director of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum; and, Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist. Learning tracks include: Best Practices in Supply Management; Leading Impactful Supply Chains; Supply Management for Emerging Professionals; Risk Management; and, Supplier Strategies … just to name a few!

To learn more visit the International Supply Management Conference website and register to see us there!