Business as a Force for Good Annual Ethics Symposium

 

Two-thirds of the average company’s environment, social and governance footprint lies with suppliers. Procurement leaders who take bold action can make a decisive difference in sustainability.

–“Buying into a more sustainable value chain,” McKinsey & Company, Our Insights, September 20, 2021

LMU’s Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability held its 2021 Business as a Force for Good Ethics Symposium , bringing together procurement and sustainability executives from entertainment, consumer goods, health care, technology and real estate to share their organizational initiatives in supply chain sustainability. Executives from Grove Collaborative and Williams-Sonoma also presented their supply chain strategies. View the video below!

Stay tuned for information about the upcoming 2022 Symposium!

Agenda for "Supply Chain and Sustainability"

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dayle M Smith, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, College of Business Administration
  • Jeff Thies, Director, Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration

Grove Collaborative: Beyond Plastic

  • Jon Silverman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physical Products, Grove Collaborative
  • Danielle Jezienicki, Director, Sustainability, Grove Collaborative
  • Alex Crane, Director of Innovation, Grove Collaborative

Decision-making throughout the Supply Chain: Sustainability in Practice

  • Donna Osiri, Chief Procurement Officer, Sony Pictures Worldwide and Chair, Green Business Council of Southern California
  • Danielle Jezienicki, Director, Sustainability, Grove Collaborative
  • John Marler, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Ingram Micro
  • Dominique Hargreaves, ’04 Director, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, American Realty Advisors

Authentic Impact: Ensuring Scope and Reliability of Business Goals

  • Lisa Matthiessen, Category Manager, Sustainability, Amazon
  • Tami McCrossen-Orr, Chief of Airport Planning, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Elizabeth Schenk, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Providence
  • Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, College of Business Administration

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Good by Design

  • Jennifer Gootman, Vice President of Sustainability, Williams-Sonoma

Speakers

Alex Crane
Director of Innovation, Grove Collaborative
Bio for Alex Crane

Jennifer Gootman
Vice President of Sustainability, Williams-Sonoma
Bio for Jennifer Gootman

Danielle Jezienicki
Director, Sustainability, Grove Collaborative
Bio for Danielle Jezienicki

Dominique Hargreaves

Dominique Hargreaves '04
Director, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, American Realty Advisors
Bio for Dominique Hargreaves

John Marler 
Director, Corporate Responsibility, Ingram Micro
Bio for John Marler

Lisa Mathiessen 
Category Manager, Sustainability, Amazon 
Bio for Lisa Matthiessen

Tami McCrossen-Orr, LLS '02
Chief of Airport Planning, Los Angeles World Airports
Bio for Tami McCrossen-Orr 

Donna Osiri
Chief Procurement Officer, Sony Pictures Worldwide and Chair, Green Business Council of Southern California
Bio for Donna Osiri

Elizabeth Schenk
Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Providence Health 
Bio for Elizabeth Schenk

Jon Silverman
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Physical Products, Grove Collaborative
Bio for Jon Silverman

Dayle Smith
Ph.D., Dean and Professor, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, College of Business Administration
Bio for Dayle Smith

Jeff Thies
Director, Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability
Bio for Jeff Thies

 

Sponsors

Archives

To see recordings of previous symposiums:

2019 IBES Symposium Archive

2018 IBES Symposium Archive