Annual Sustain Conference 2023: sessions are available in replay!

January 24, 2024 EcoVadis EN

Organized around the theme #Committed, the Sustain international conference brought together, as it does every year, experts and professionals in Sustainability, Purchasing, CSR, Compliance & Sustainable Finance from around the world. This year's conference focused on the best ways to measure and prioritize positive impacts on the planet and society.

At the opening of the event, the co-founders and executives announced the publication of the "Network Impact Report" which presents the first progress made since EcoVadis chose to officially become a mission-driven company.  With more than 100,000 companies assessed and nearly 1,000 customers now using the EcoVadis platform to engage their supply chain with the total of €2.5 ($2.6) trillion in spend covered by EcoVadis Ratings.

At the close of the event, we have over 7000 registrants and 82 countries represented. Thank you all for making this hybrid edition a success:

More than 450 participants at the Trianon in Paris over the 2 days 

More than 3300 online participations, with an average of more than 6 hours of connection

It is now up to all of us to make the most of all the exchanges, feedback and connections made.

A big THANK YOU to the more than 50 speakers who gave inspiring speeches during these 2 days, and to our 20 sponsors. 

The conferences are available: follow the links in the programme!

Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Sustain 2023

With EcoVadis' Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Frédéric Trinel and Pierre-François Thaler.

Anchoring Commitment in Action

Hear Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation Founder & Chairman, challenging +3000 procurement, compliance, sustainability & ESG professionals to Anchor Commitment in Action.

Scope 3 emissions and the path towards net zero

Scope 3 emissions reduction is not only possible - it's happening! Join our newly assembled Carbon A-team panel with leaders from CDP, WBCSD, Schneider Electric and #COP27 Youth Envoy as they explore the opportunities Scope 3 creates to foster collaboration, innovation, and positive impact across global value chains.

Driving Improvements in the Value Chain

Find out what YOU can do to lead transformational change by hearing Sanofi, Forum for the Future debate pathways to transformation, via an improvement approach to drive impact at scale across the value chain.

Purpose and Profit: Achieving Business Transformation

Business can only be a force for good as long as it is successful. Hear from Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim and Bain Partner Debra McCoy as they debate and explore new insights on this duality.

Strategies for Supply Chain Risk & Resilience Management

What are the strategies used to create a resilient supply chain? Find out in this presentation with industry leaders from INSEAD, P&G and B.A.U.M.

EcoVadis Outlook & Awards 2023

Pierre-François Thaler and Frédéric Trinel, EcoVadis Co-CEOs and Richard Eyram, EcoVadis Chief Customer Officer present the latest updates from EcoVadis and discuss upcoming developments in 2023.

Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards 2023

The EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards recognize companies who are leading the charge in engaging and integrating sustainability into their relationships with trading partners around the globe.

Day 2 

Welcome to Day 2 of Sustain 2023

Opening speech of Sustain 2023 Day 2 with Madhur Aggarwal, Chief Solution Officer, EcoVadis and Emily Rakowski, CMO, EcoVadis.

Navigating the Changing Landscape of European ESG Regulations

Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, talks about how sustainability & procurement professionals can adapt to the evolution of the European regulations related to ESG.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Join Cynthia Owyoung from Breaking Glass Forums & John Dickson from AstraZeneca as they discuss the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

Breakout Sessions

Explore why a procurement strategy never resides in one team & requires strong internal collaboration to ensure successful implementation.

Join us for a conversation with Domtar and Husky Technologies about setting and achieving ESG goals within your company. Hear from these EcoVadis rated companies about their sustainability journey and how they are becoming ESG leaders in their industries.

There is no second earth! Join us on the journey to protect our nature and explore what are the opportunities ahead. 

Join us for a conversation with three of the world’s leading banks on how the banking industry is driving ESG adoption.

Members from Together for Sustainability, the International Aerospace Environmental Group, and the Sustainable Airlines Initiative (powered by EcoVadis) share why they committed to sustainable supply chain peer collaboration. 

In this breakout session, three business leaders talk about their world, how sustainable procurement is making an impact, and what that means for the future. 

In this session, our expert speakers will share best practices and explore the challenges and opportunities on the ‘path to net zero’. Focusing on practical steps and success stories, from getting started to turning climate action into a competitive advantage.

Join us for a conversation with sustainability leaders from Siemens Gamesa, Hilton Hotels, and Keysight Technologies, and learn more about their strategies for navigating third-party risk in an increasingly regulated world.

Program leaders share success drivers and key takeaways from the first year of their sustainable procurement journey with EcoVadis.

Join us for a conversation with procurement and sustainability leaders from Biomerieux, Mars Wrigley and Alltech. Learn more about how they develop support programs and utilize EcoVadis tools to help their trading partners to tackle their sustainability improvement areas.

Scope 3 emissions reductions and supply chain decarbonization are crucial for achieving net zero. This session will bring to you practitioners perspectives and best practices. It will focus on the opportunities supply chain decarbonization creates to foster collaboration, innovation and the role of technology in scaling positive impact. Find out how supply chain decarbonization fosters collaboration, innovation & the role of technology in scaling positive impact

Procurement & DEI leaders discuss strategies for effective diversity management in supply chains and the role of DEI data to track progress. 

Closing speech of Sustain 2023 with EcoVadis co-CEOs Pierre-François Thaler and Frédéric Trinel.

Registration for Sustain 2024 (Mar 11-12, 2024) is now open!  Secure your spot today 

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