Live from COP26 -The Pulse of Progress or More GreenWashing with James George of Pyxera Global (Day 1 of 3)

Where are all the grown ups? In early October, the IPCC issued a CODE RED for humanity. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 brings together the world’s parties (leaders, industry giant, communities, voices unheard, and technologists) to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate … Read more

Humanizing the Climate Emergency and Equity for All with Sustainable Supply Chains

As outlined August 9, 2021 in the Sixth Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the latest advances in science reveal the scale and intensity of climate-related disruptions and the disproportionate impact climate change has on marginalized communities in the world we share. In fact, over 80% of the underlying Sustainable Development Goals’ … Read more

Feature Cover on Sustainability Magazine: Supply Chains Can Change the World

When my kids ask me, “you knew what was happening to our world and what did you do?” I want to be able to say wholeheartedly that I gave my all and helped others to do the same.Sustainable supply chains can provide credibility, strategically manage risk, create healthy ecosystems that are planet + people positive, … Read more

Moving From Ambition to Action with Upstream Thinking for a Sustainable + Circular World with Pyxera Global

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others. Lingering thought after a provocative chat with James George, previously at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and now in a new role at PYXERA Global!We explore a breadth of topics to redefine systems for sustainability, equity, and circularity-> starting … Read more

A Selfish Plan to Save the World with Transparency + Freedom in Supply Chains with Justin Dillion, CEO of FRDM

Freedom. We all want it, even in our supply chains to unlock visibility and truth. People often have a will to fix problems tied to transparency and traceability but don’t know how. Slavery affects over 40 million people and another 85 million children under the age of 11 work in hazardous labor conditions. Yet despite … Read more

Embedding Sustainability and Circularity With Material Intelligence for Responsible Sourcing in Digital Supply Chains

In Latin, the word Circulor means ‘to form groups’. Doing business responsibly is now a business imperative and enabling the network effect through sustainable supply chains and circular economy is Circulor’s unique mission.In episode 57, host Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with Veera Johnson – supply chain extraordinaire, woman of many trades including owning a retail … Read more

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge + Making Circular Supply Chains Real with Thomas Udesen, CPO of Bayer and Co-Founder of SPP.Earth

We all have a role to play in the decade of our lives to reach the 2030 SDG vision. Procurement professionals though have a unique opportunity controlling about $8.3T of world trade in materials flow and services annually.  In one of the most inspiring episodes to date, Thomas Udeson, Chief Procurement Officer at Bayer and … Read more

Digitizing the 1st Mile with Blockchain, AI, and Self Sovereign Identity Connecting Coffee Farmers from Field to 1st Sip in Sustainable Supply Chains with Farmer Connect

Think about the journey of a coffee bean from East Africa to the consumer. Thousands of miles away in the 1 sip to field wrapped in a complex, and often unsustainable, inequitable supply chain. There are 25 million people living in the coffee ecosystem, and 2.5 billion coffee drinkers worldwide, and that number is expected … Read more

IBM’s Sheri Hinish Speaks at 2021’s Largest Supply Chain Transportation Summit with o9

Stoked to be a media partner and share that I’m speaking at the Makers and Movers – Global Transportation summit May 12 about all intersections of tech, logistics and sustainability. This is the biggest global virtual summit on Global Transportation, happening Q2!Register with the link in the comments and get free access! I’m joining Stephan de … Read more

Building the Future of Supply Chain with the SDGs, Climate Action, Circular Economy, and the Convergence of Tech

Traditionally, supply chains are one directional, linear and strive for incremental improvements. But through the lens of blockchain + sustainability + circularity, supply chains truly become an ecosystem with endless possibilities, connections, collaboration in an ocean of abundance, as opposed to closed, point to point processes. Think open. Think ecosystem, don’t think closed and incremental. … Read more

Circular Supply Chains and Managing Value Streams for Sustainability + Circular Cities with Rheaply (SAP.iO)

Imagine a world with total resource efficiency that leaves no one behind, allowing organizations to better visualize, quantify, and share assets across global supply chains. By connecting leading research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, government, school systems, nonprofits, startups, and other organizations in between, Chicago-based start-up Rheaply is creating a shared economy for innovation. This is … Read more

Sustainability in Omni Channel Commerce and Logistics for Social Impact

This is an episode where purpose and product meets sustainable + circular supply chains. From the amazing stories and use cases of AllBirds, Grove Collective, RareForm, and e-commerce brand Parker Clay who asked “…could we bring these beautiful products to the world, create jobs to empower vulnerable women in Ethiopia to become economically independent, and … Read more

Diversity Fuels Innovation in Supply Chain, Technology, Sustainability, and Gender Equity

The business case for diversity is stronger than ever. According to McKinsey’s latest research, 2019 analyses find that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability up from 21% in 2017 and 15% in 2014. Yet gender equity in STEM and supply chain has … Read more

Exploring Why You Should Stop Buying Stuff You Do Not Need: A Discussion about Pledges, Climate, and Sustainability Holiday Takeover with James George (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Did you know that human-made materials now outweigh Earth’s entire biomass? The human footprint in the world in 2020 is greater than the impact on the planet of all other living things, research suggests. 2020 has been the “Year of the Pledges”. From setting 2030 to 2050 goals and claiming carbon-neutrality, one thing is for … Read more

Exploring the New (Ab) Normal in COVID and Beyond, the Future of Supply Chains, Sustainability, and Climate Change- Part 1 with Dr. Yossi Sheffi (MIT)

Excellence does not happen by accident. Supply chains are answering the call during COVID and will continue to do so as a new vaccine comes to market. But how do we keep the momentum of speed, flexibility, without cutting corners? In a 2-part series, Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with a thought leader and supply chain advocate, Dr. … Read more

Feature with Supply Chain Digital Podcast: The State of Sustainability and Supply Chain with Sheri Hinish

Did you know that investors put $45.6B into funds focused ESG in Q1 2020 alone? And Fortune’s 2019 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ have ESG scores 14% higher than the global average. In a recent session with GiveWith, I explored how 88% of consumers will be more loyal to a company that supports social or … Read more

Climate: What’s Gender Got To Do With It? Sheri Hinish to Speak at Wharton Social Impact Event December 3, 2020

The connections between gender, climate and economic activity are not intuitive or obvious, yet they are quite real and very important. As a tool for better understanding the linkages that exist and the evolving state-of-play, the Wharton Social Impact & Alumni Association has asked eight different sector and thematic experts to take five minutes to … Read more

Exploring Circular Technology That Enables Sustainability, Inclusion, Net-Zero Waste, and Circular Cities with Dr. Garry Cooper of Rheaply (SAP.iO)

Dr. Garry Copper, neuroscientist turned sustainability technologist and circularity advocate had a pivotal moment – that our field is one-noted and we need to build a reuse bridge to capture value left in materials to transition to a sustainable world, a fly-wheel of wealth for communities who have been left out in the linear economy. Led … Read more

Sheri Hinish Highlighted in Procurious, “Three Reasons Why Procurement Has a Beautiful Future” with Dr. Marcell Volmer at Boston Consulting Group

Sheri Hinish was recently highlighted in a thought leadership piece evangelizing Procurement with Purpose. Clearly, there are countless ways supply chain professionals can make the planet better, says Supply Chain Revolution CEO Sheri Hinish. “Supply chains are the conduit for building a better world; designing a better world,” Hinish says. “We can come from different backgrounds, … Read more

Are You Ready For the Holiday Season: Retail Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability with the Supply Chain Queen and IBM at Gartner CSCO Symposium

Today marks the unofficial holiday season for many. From BOPIS & commerce everywhere, to deep personalization, retail embarks on a journey this year unlike any other. One thing we know is people really, really do not like taxes. Shipping sounds like a tax. When you have free shipping, the “pain tax” disappears, and returns and … Read more

Sheri Hinish Featured Speaker at BIG IDEAS 2020 Conference with Procurious and Other Leaders in Procurement on November 18, 2020

 Who is ready to reset for next year? I’m honored to announce that I will be a part of Procurious Big Ideas 2020 Summit—the event that encapsulates the strategy and innovative ideas needed for all supply chain and procurement leaders. Shout out to Tania Seary for bringing our global community together to reimagine our domain and build a … Read more

Recycling, Blockchain, Reverse Supply Chains, Recycling Plastics, and Social Environmentalism w/ Stan Chen of Recycle Go

The wastes from plastics and electronics are putting increased pressure on the recycling industry and reverse supply chains. Despite massive initiatives by public and private organizations, recycling rates remain low and progress remains slow. Estimates suggest there are 400 million tons of plastic produced each year, which is projected to more than double by 2050. … Read more

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