Summit on Responsible Supply Chains

Actionable Insights for Responsible Leaders


November 4-5, 2019


The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA


A 2-day symposium on the strategies and technologies shaping supply chain responsibility and sustainability, hosted by SupplyShift.


Join a select group of responsible sourcing practitioners and industry experts to explore the challenges and solutions in supply chain sustainability today. Discover new, practical approaches to help your business chart a path toward achieving its sustainability goals.


Program Highlights

The Journey of Responsible Sourcing

The Summit on Responsible Supply Chains is framed around the journey companies take toward developing effective responsible sourcing strategies. Learn the history of the function, what models companies are using now to drive progress, and where responsible sourcing is headed in the future.

Transparency, Impact, and Scale

Regardless of your industry or areas of focus, you’ll hear actionable strategies that global companies are using to create new levels of visibility into their supply chains, how they’re using information to drive impact at every level, and how they’re scaling their efforts across topics and departments.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

For sustainability progress to thrive, it needs to be adopted and supported throughout the business.
Hear what companies are doing to unite the core functions and executives of their business around responsible sourcing goals, principles, and data.

Confirmed Speakers

Nathalie Craik

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Ethical Compliance Manager

Holger Pokrandt

Senior Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Technology

Bruce Klafter

VP of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility

Sara Allen

General Mills – Natural and Organic Division
Sustainability Analyst

Euan Murray

The Sustainability Consortium
Chief Executive

Steven Wuerth

Gilead Sciences
Associate Director, Procurement

Chris Lyon

Seventh Generation
Manager of Community & Environmental Impact

Andi Trindle Mersch

Philz Coffee
Director of Coffee & Sustainability

George Hodge

Carbon Disclosure Project
Director, Strategic Engagement and Corporate Partnerships, North America

Why Attend?

Strategies & Approaches

Strategies & Approaches

Hear how businesses are thinking about responsible sourcing, assessment selection strategies, and building actionable sustainability profiles for their suppliers.

Peer Sharing & Networking

Peer Sharing & Networking

Connect with some of the brightest minds in responsible sourcing and learn what successes and challenges businesses face when constructively engaging with their suppliers.

Technology & Innovation

Technology & Innovation

Learn how technology is enabling businesses to create more transparent supply chains and manage their responsible sourcing programs at scale.

The Venue

The Dream Inn


The Summit on Responsible Supply Chains will be hosted at The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz’s iconic beachfront hotel.


Sessions will be held in an open, ocean view room, providing an energizing, naturally-lit space to learn, share, network, and take in the coastal views.


Rooms are available to attendees at a discounted rate.



Learn more



Register now to save $200.

Discount rates expire October 3, 2019.