Publications & Thought Leadership

December 2007

Sustainability Purchasing Trends and Drivers

Posted in Implementation and Integration

This paper documents the trends and drivers for sustainability purchasing, including green, ethical and social purchasing, globally and in Canada, and considers multi-lateral and regulatory developments that are advancing sustainability in the marketplace. Two case studies of firms integrating ethical and environmental performance standards in their procurement programs are provided as examples of sustainable purchasing in practice. Coauthored with Amy Robinson for the BuySmart Network.

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