Appendix A


Workshop Agenda

Fostering Sustainability Considerations into Public and Private Sector
Procurement Tools and Capabilities

A National Academies Workshop

December 7-8, 2011
20 F St. Conference Center
20 F St. NW
Washington, D.C.
Conference Room A

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

8:30 AM

Welcome and Goals of the Workshop
Marina Moses, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program

Dara O’Rourke, Chair, Workshop Planning Committee, University of California, Berkeley

Session I: Procurement Processes—Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Dara O’Rourke, Chair, Workshop Planning Committee, University of California, Berkeley

8:45 AM

GSA Comments on Sustainable Procurement
Steven J. Kempf, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

9:00 AM

Section 13 Interagency Working Group Overview: Sustainable Procurement and Processes
Nancy Gillis, Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions Program Management Office General Services Administration



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Appendix A Workshop Agenda Fostering Sustainability Considerations into Public and Private Sector Procurement Tools and Capabilities A National Academies Workshop December 7-8, 2011 20 F St. Conference Center 20 F St. NW Washington, D.C. Conference Room A Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:30 AM Welcome and Goals of the Workshop Marina Moses, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program Dara O’Rourke, Chair, Workshop Planning Committee, University of California, Berkeley Session I: Procurement Processes—Challenges and Opportunities Moderator: Dara O’Rourke, Chair, Workshop Planning Committee, University of California, Berkeley 8:45 AM GSA Comments on Sustainable Procurement Steven J. Kempf, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration 9:00 AM Section 13 Interagency Working Group Overview: Sustainable Procurement and Processes Nancy Gillis, Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions Program Management Office General Services Administration 33

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34 SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT CONSIDERATIONS 9:15 AM Best Practices in Sustainable Procurement Alicia Culver, Director, Responsible Purchasing Network 9:45 AM Section 13 Product Standards and Ecolabels Sub-working Group Alison Kinn Bennett, Senior Advisor on Product Sustainability, Environmental Protection Agency Brennan Conaway, Contracting Officer, General Services Administration 10:15 AM BREAK 10:45 AM Breakout Groups What are purchasers’ challenges and needs across the lifecycle of purchasing? What are some examples of hitting barriers when trying to buy “green”? What would be the design criteria in developing the ideal tool? Moderator: Leo Bonanni, Chief Executive Officer, Sourcemap Location: Conference Room A What information about products is needed regarding sustainable attributes, whether directly and through certification and ecolabels? Moderator: Alison Kinn Bennett, Senior Advisor on Product Sustainability, Environmental Protection Agency Brennan Conaway, Contracting Officer, General Services Administration Location: Board Room 11:45 PM Breakout Group Report Back to Plenary Moderator: Dara O’Rourke, Chair, Workshop Planning Committee, University of California, Berkeley Location: Conference Room A 12:30 PM LUNCH

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35 APPENDIX A Session II: Fostering Sustainability in Procurement Processes Moderator: Teresa Neal, Senior Purchasing Manager, Church & Dwight, Co., Inc. 1:30 PM Sustainability in Procurement Processes—Data Needs and Challenges Anastasia O’Rourke, Co-Founder, Big Room 2:00 PM Fostering Sustainability into the Procurement Process Stephen Gordon, Professor, Old Dominion University 2:30 PM BREAK 2:45 PM Federal Perspectives on Sustainable Procurement Josh Silverman, Director, Office of Sustainability Support, Department of Energy Karen Moran, Environmental Protection Specialist, Pollution Prevention Team Lead, Defense Logistics Agency 3:15 PM Considerations in Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement Lorrie Vogel, General Manager, Nike’s Considered Products, Nike Inc. (Teleconference) 3:45 PM Summary Remarks Chair: Dara O’Rourke, University of California, Berkeley 4:00 PM MEETING ADJOURNS Thursday, December 8, 2011 8:15 AM Introduction and Previous Day Recap Chair: Dara O’Rourke, University of California, Berkeley Session III: Analysis and Optimization with Sustainable Purchasing Tools Moderator: Patrick Mallet, Founder, Credibility Director, ISEAL Alliance 8:30 AM Current Landscape of Sustainable Procurement Tools Chris O’Brien, Director of Sustainability, American University

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36 SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT CONSIDERATIONS 9:00 AM Criteria for Best Practices with Sustainable Procurement Tools Josh Saunders, Sustainable Products Evangelist, Greencurement 9:30 AM Opportunities and Emerging Requirements for Sustainable Procurement Tools Peter Graf, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP 10:00 AM Requirements for Procurement Processes Along the Supply Chain Edan Dionne, Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM Corporation 10:30 AM BREAK 10:45 AM A Framework for Greener Procurement: Connecting Life-cycle Attributes and Ecolabels to Bring Clarity to Institutional Buyers Jonathan Rifkin, Washington, DC and NASPO Yalmaz Siddiqui, Environmental Strategy Advisor, Office Depot 11:30 AM LUNCH Session IV: Moving Forward Moderator: H. Scott Matthews, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University 12:15 PM Components of a Proposed Sustainable Acquisition Tool Edward Rau, Chair, HHS Sustainability Innovations Working Group, National Institutes of Health 12:45 PM A Roadmap for Achieving Sustainable Procurement Stephen Leeds, Senior Counselor to the Administrator, General Services Administration

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37 APPENDIX A 1:15 PM BREAKOUT GROUPS What training and skills will be required to realize the full benefits of sustainable purchasing tools? What methods are there for broadening the use of sustainable purchasing tools to a more mainstream audience and encouraging a culture change among purchasers and suppliers? Moderator: Chris O’Brien, Director of Sustainability, American University Location: Conference Room A What are major data gaps and data availability issues related to sustainable procurement? What are the different attributes, whether positive or negative, that characterize sustainable procurement and what should they be moving forward? Moderator: Teresa Neal, Senior Purchasing Manager, Church & Dwight, Co., Inc. Location: Board Room 2:15 PM Breakout Group Report Back to Plenary Moderator: H. Scott Matthews, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Location: Conference Room A 2:45 PM Closing Remarks Chair: Dara O’Rourke, University of California, Berkeley 3:00 PM MEETING ADJOURNS

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