Shaping the Future of Sustainable Sourcing (SEATTLE)

June 21, 2018 // 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Global Washington

1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101

Non-Members: $35; GlobalWA Members: $25. Program: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Reception 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Please register here.

In the best of circumstances, when companies purchase their raw materials from developing countries, the people living in those countries can reap enormous benefits – increasing their incomes, improving local services, growing their food security, and much more. However, when sourcing done by companies does not account for the local environmental and social needs, results can be catastrophic, both to local ecosystems and affected communities.

Protecting people and the environment, while also creating opportunities for sustainable economic growth, ensures shared prosperity for all people in developing countries, as well as long-term responsible stewardship of the planet.

Come join the conversation about sustainability in corporate supply chains, and reflect on how non-profits and for-profits together can lead the way to a more equitable, healthy and prosperous world.

This event is hosted by Global Washington, in partnership with Final Mile Logistics Seattle Working Group.

Panelists: Ed Brooks, Advisor, Agriculture and Rural Markets, Agriculture Technical Support Unit at Mercy Corps; Robin Barr, Director, Americas at The Forest Trust; Margaret Henry, Director, Sustainable Agriculture at PepsiCo; James Bernard, Director at Resonance.