- Start:Jun 29 @ 01:00 pm
- End:Jun 29 @ 02:30 pm
How Purchasing & Asset Management Can Promote Local Sustainability
Climate change has increased risks for stewards of publicly-owned infrastructure. Organizations are now being required to understand and address how their services are being impacted by new environmental and sustainability
mandates. Circular procurement has emerged as a critical tool to align climate risk adaptation, infrastructure asset management, and purchasing.
On June 29, 2021, AMONTario hosted a discussion about the role of purchasing and asset management in promoting sustainability within communities. Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact at HP Canada; Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director at the Circular Innovation Council; and Andrea Westfall, Sustainable Procurement Coordinator at the City of Mississauga each spoke and then participated in a panel discussion moderated by Umesh Kalia, representing the Ontario Public Buyers’ Association (OPBA).
Together, they explored the circular economy, circular procurement, and how purchasing can be a lever for addressing climate risk.