Reimagining Supply Chains for a Resilient and Just Future: ELI 2020 Corporate Forum

October 13, 2020 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Webinar Only

ELI 2020 Corporate Forum

The coronavirus pandemic, the push for racial justice, and continued efforts to mitigate climate change have emerged as key challenges for corporations across America.

At the center of this trifecta of change are supply chains. Reports suggest one quarter of the global supply chain, approximately $4.5 trillion, could shift by 2025. While companies have been rethinking, streamlining, and aiming for increased transparency in supply chains long before the pandemic, the novel coronavirus and calls for racial justice have acted as catalytic accelerators for this major shift.

Leading companies are rebuilding supply chains more resilient to the disruptions caused by climate change and more cognizant of environmental, social, and governance expectations, while prioritizing suppliers that promote racial justice and companies owned by people of color. Amidst the global pandemic and challenges companies are facing in 2020 is another issue: how to navigate a new future of corporate responsibility that is mindfully insulated from the political pendulum as administrations and priorities potentially change.

How are leading corporations reimagining supply chains that prioritize environmental, social, and economic sustainability? How are corporations maintaining good governance in light of ongoing priority shifts from administrations? What are the most significant opportunities and challenges companies face in the developing new normal? Join ELI and expert panelists for the 2020 Corporate Forum to dive into these questions and explore the future of sustainable supply chains.

Jessica Bowman, Executive Director, Plant Based Products Council
Catharine de Lacy, Independent Director, Chair Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee, TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. and Co-Founder & Managing Director, Riar Associates LLC
Sally Fisk, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Counsel, Pfizer Inc.
Katherine Neebe, Chief Sustainability Officer, and Vice President, National Engagement & Strategy, Duke Energy and President, Duke Energy Foundation
Yolanda Pagano, former Senior Manager, Global Sustainability, Tyson Foods

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