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Procurement with Purpose: Protecting People, the Planet and Profit

- On-Demand Webinar Series

Welcome to our ESG Procurement Web-Series

There is nothing more important than creating a better future, and the responsibility doesn’t just rest on government officials or humanitarian non-profits.

Procurement has the opportunity (and obligation) to lead the charge when it comes to environmental, social, and governance initiatives (ESG).

To that end, we’ve teamed up with industry experts, thought leaders, analysts and current customers to bring you our new web series, Procurement with Purpose: Protecting People, the Planet and Profit, to provide you with the knowledge and practical steps required to make a lasting impact. The entire series will be moderated by Peter Smith, Managing Director of Procurement Excellence, former Managing Editor of Spend Matters Europe, and author of the upcoming book, Procurement with Purpose.

See the full series: Watch them all today!

Meet the Speakers

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Managing Director, Procurement Excellence

Graduating from Cambridge University, Peter started his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the UK Government’s Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, served as a Senior Advisor to the UK National Audit Office and has been a non-exec director of two large public sector organizations and a growing private firm.  He founded his consulting firm, Procurement Excellence Ltd. in 2004 and from 2010-18 he was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website. His first co-authored book, (with Fiona Czerniawska), “Buying Professional Services” was published by The Economist Books in 2010.  A second book, “A Procurement Compendium” was published in 2019, and Penguin Business published “Bad Buying – How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups” in October 2021. His latest passion is Procurement with Purpose, and with co-author Mark Perera, he’s written a new book on that topic which will be published in November 2021. 

Dawn Andre

EVP, Product Management

Chris Sawchuck

Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader

Bertrand Maltaverne

Sr. Analyst (Supplier Management & Sourcing)

Michele Hamill


Emily Rakowski


Roger Blumberg

VP, Corporate & Product Marketing

Matthew York

Senior Solutions Marketing Manager

Georg Rösch

VP, Product Management

Series Sponsors


The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and leading not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Its 50,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world manage about US $1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM empowers and leads the profession through the ISM® Report On Business®, its highly-regarded certification and training programs, corporate services, events and the ISM Supply Chain Capability Model. The ISM® Report On Business®, Manufacturing and Services, are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit or use the following links for more ESG information from ISM:

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