November 21, 2013 - 3:00AM
November 21, 2013 - 11:30AM

MIT E40-298, Cambridge, MA

Modern day expectations of corporate social responsibility increasingly include partners across the supply chain. The need to aggressively tackle the environmental dimensions of sustainability in the supply chain continues to grow as companies face external pressure from NGOs, consumers, and limited raw materials as well as internal pressures from employees and shareholders. There are numerous emerging examples where commitment to environmental sustainability has saved money and improved business value, while others argue that it can be time consuming, complex and expensive. Both are true.

This roundtable will bring together practitioners to discuss how environmental sustainability is being employed and embedded internally and necessitates change across supply chain functions. The discussion will focus on sharing “lessons learned” on measuring, partnering, communicating and scaling “green” across the supply chain. The roundtable will provide an open space to discuss which existing practices work and which do not. It will also introduce emerging ideas for sustainable supply chains and what are the reasons for starting sooner rather than later.  

Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains Roundtable

  • The roundtable will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - location will be on the MIT campus.
  • THIS ROUNDTABLE IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CONTACT Alexis (hickmana@mit.edu) with any questions.

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Agenda:

 

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 Introductions, Ground Rules

 

9:00 Session I: Embedding Sustainability Metrics

 

This session focuses on collecting the right data and using the right metrics to make useful and strategic decisions for supply chain environmental sustainability. Will be kicked off by Mr. Scott O'Connell, Director of Environmental Affairs for Dell.

 

10:00 Session II: External Stakeholders & Partnerships

 

This session will focus on lessons learned from working with non-traditional partners (e.g. NGOs, competitors) to support embedding environmental dimensions across the supply chain. Will be kicked off by Ms. Ana Lucia Alonzo, Director of Continuous Improvement and Sustainability for Chiquita.

 

11:00 Break

 

11:30 Session III: Transparency across the Supply Chain

 

Measuring and implementing environmental initiatives requires more transparency from suppliers and customers, not always readily available. What is the right balance for supply chain transparency? Will be kicked off by Ms. Kelly Goodejohn, Director of Ethical Sourcing for Starbucks.

 

12:30 Lunch

 

1:45 Session IV: Supply Chain Sustainability Innovation

 

This session will explore business and supply chain innovation through environmental sustainability. Will be kicked off by Mr. Reed Doyle, Director of Global Strategic Sourcing for Seventh Generation.

 

2:45 Break

 

3:15 Session V: Scaling Sustainability and Wrap Up

 

While sustainability practices across business are more prevalent than ever, the changes are commonly occurring on a small or piecemeal basis. This session will explore the challenges and strategies to scale environmental sustainability across the entire supply chain. It will conclude with a wrap up of the day’s discussion and recap of lessons learned.

 

4:30 Adjourn

 

 

FAQs

 

What is the cost of the roundtable?

Where is it being held?

When does the roundtable officially begin and end?
Are accommodations provided?
Where should I stay?
Where is the nearest airport?
What is the best way to travel from the airport to MIT?
Should I rent a car?
If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
What should I wear?
What if I have a dietary restriction or allergy?

 

What is the cost of the roundtable?
There is no charge to attend this event for CTL Partners. This is by invitation only.

 

Where is it being held?
This roundtable will be held at One Amherst Street, E40-298 (Muckley Building, 2nd floor).

 

When does the roundtable officially begin and end?
Check-in and informal networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, and adjourn at 4:30 p.m.



 

When booking your return flight, take into consideration the following recommendations for travel time and security checks at Logan: allow two hours for a domestic flight and three hours for an international flight.

 

Are accommodations provided?
No, each person is responsible for his/her own accommodations.

 

Where should I stay?
Guests are responsible for their own hotel accommodations. We do not have a block of rooms reserved. However, the hotel properties most conveniently located to the campus are the Marriott Cambridge Boston.

 

The Kendall Hotel
350 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02142
617-577-1300

 

Marriott Cambridge Boston
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02142
617-494-6600

 

For additional accommodation listings, please see Visiting CTL; however, please note that the room rates do not vary greatly for those hotel properties in proximity to MIT.

 

Where is the nearest airport?
Boston's Logan International Airport.

 

What is the best way to travel from the airport to MIT?
To get to MIT from the airport, we strongly suggest taking a cab. The trip will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and the fare is roughly $30-35. The cab fare from Logan is always a bit more than the return, because a surcharge at the airport and a tunnel toll add approximately $5 to the total fare.

 

If you live locally and prefer public transportation, take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. It is a short three block walk from the T.

 

Should I rent a car?
We do not recommend renting a car. The expense on top of poorly marked streets and lack of available parking makes having a car more of a nuisance than a convenience.

 

If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
If you are renting a car or will be driving, MapQuest and Google Map offer excellent mapping services to get you from your doorstep to MIT.

 

The nearest self-parking garage is adjacent to the Cambridge Marriott. Rates are approximately $20/day. This garage is not owned or operated by the Marriott.

 

Addresses for your mapping requests: One Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA and the nearest parking garage is adjacent to 50 Broadway, Cambridge.

 

***Please note: there is construction in our neighborhood and Wadsworth Street is closed (in case you're relying on Siri). Traveling east on Memorial Drive from Massachusetts Avenue, you'll still turn left at the light (there's only the one traffic light this side of Mass Ave), but you'll reverse direction and head west on Mem Drive for one block. Turn right onto Ames Street and turn right at the second traffic light to get to Broadway. The parking garage will be on your right.

A bigger inconvenience ... the Longfellow Bridge, which connects Boston and Cambridge, is closed to traffic coming into Cambridge. Follow the detour signs. You'll be directed to Storrow Drive to Leverett Circle to the Craigie Bridge near the Museum of Science then left onto Edwin Land Blvd. (Land Blvd. becomes Memorial Drive West as you pass the underpass in a curve to your right.) The SECOND traffic light is Wadsworth, so go one more block and turn right onto Ames.

 

What should I wear?
Appropriate attire is business casual; no ties or suit coats are necessary.

 

What if I have a dietary restriction or allergy?
If you have a dietary restriction or allergy, please email CTL Events Coordinator, Nancy Martin, nlmartin@mit.edu to let her know.