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Why Supporting Social Enterprises Is Good for Procurement- And Auticon Impresses

We wrote here about the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK)  reception and the progress that is being made in terms of the “Buy Social” challenge – […]

As a B2B Provider, Amazon May Face Up To More CSR-Type Scrutiny

The announcement that Amazon Business is opening up in Germany was interesting, and there is no doubt that the firm has a lot to offer […]

WE Connect Conference – Supplier Diversity Takes Centre-Stage

Last Thursday, we joined over 100 people at IBM South Bank for day two of the WE Connect conference. The organisation supports and promotes female […]

Can Procurement Make A Difference – eWorld Discussion (part 2)

In part 1 yesterday we featured my opening remarks at the eWorld event, when I led a workshop discussion on the theme "making a difference". […]

Can Procurement Make A Difference – Philosophical Discussions At eWorld

At the recent eWorld event, I led a workshop discussion titled "Making a Difference".   The nature of those sessions at eWorld is "no PowerPoint", which […]

TfL’s Supplier Skills Programme – More Jobs and Skills in Engineering & Construction

We very much enjoyed the conference presentation that we reported on here from Tim Rudin of TfL (Transport for London), all about social responsibility in […]

Ben Gummer – Might We See “Sustainable Procurement” Going Up The Government Priority List?

After our article a week ago about the new UK government “Minister for Procurement” and the seemingly random process by which ministers in general seem […]

The Circular Economy – Useful Analysis from Tradeshift

The circular economy is becoming a concept that leading procurement practitioners need to be familiar with, as it establishes itself as the next stage of […]

Buying from Social Enterprises – Initiative Also Helps Johnson & Johnson Procurement Raise Profile

We wrote here about the justification for buying from social enterprises – that is, organisations that aim to fulfil some wider social purpose, such as […]

Socially Responsible IT Procurement – Greenwich Public Procurement Symposium

Friday saw beautiful sunshine in London for the first time in what seemed like ages. That made the stunning setting of Greenwich University within the […]

Responsible Procurement from Alis Sindbjerg Hemmingsen at the Trade Extensions Event

At the recent Trade Extensions customer conference (see our previous articles here, here and here), one of the key note sessions came from Alis Sindbjerg […]

CSR, Sustainability and SRM – A Powerful Partnership (part 2)


In Part 1, Lance Younger, CEO, and Nils van de Winkel, Analyst, Statess, and Alis Sindbjerg Hemmingsen, Responsible Procurement, highlighted the business imperative and opportunity for the integration […]