The importance of sustainability in the corporate world
Our sustainability event in London discussed importance of sustainability for organizations and how they can collaborate with supply chains to drive sustainability. The event highlighted the challenges of sustainability, such as working with complex supply chains and keeping up with regulations. It also discussed how companies are waking up to sustainability and how they are collaborating with their suppliers...
Sustainability and Cost Reduction: Are They Mutually Exclusive?
In the current economic climate, procurement teams face the challenge of reconciling the push for sustainability with the need for cost reduction. Businesses are urged to adopt eco-friendly practices even if they come at higher costs, while inflation drives the demand for cost cutting. The conventional belief that sustainability drives up cost is being challenged. Strategies such as Total...
ChatGPT: Friend or Foe in the Pursuit of Sustainability?
We explore whether ChatGPT can help improve sustainability, examining the potential benefits and challenges of using AI to promote sustainable practices.
Business Case Development
Supporting a Central Government Department's Wave 2 of two multi million pound grant schemes to support vulnerable and less well off families.
Commercial Surge Partner
Providing Commercial support across a Central Government Department and its ALBs over a 4 year period.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Review
Supporting a public sector department’s sustainability strategy to contribute towards the UK's 2050 Net Zero target by scaling up the transition to renewables.
Strategic Procurement Function Transformation
Working with a mid-sized specialist pharma company to negotiate a full service CRO scope and costs across three pivotal Phase II and III studies.
Network & Logistics Optimisation
Managing a transport collaboration programme for a European frozen food brand that produces, markets and distributes branded frozen food in nine European countries.
3PL Strategy & Partner Selection
Working with a global fast-food chain on a 10-year supply chain strategy, cost to serve break down and 3PL retender for 700+ store locations.
Retail Fashion Trends 2023
As we move closer to the middle of the year, SMEs from across 4C Fashion & Luxury Goods Sub Sector have come together to share insights and explore the challenges the sector faces in 2023 and beyond…
A Platform for Sustainable Change in Biopharma
As severe weather causes illness, injury, and death worldwide, it is impossible to ignore that the health of our communities and our planet are intrinsically linked. This fundamental truth puts the healthcare industry in a unique position: to align its purpose—enhancing societal health and preserving life—with the sustainable practices needed to mitigate environmental catastrophe.
Why diversifying your supply chain is a commercial imperative
How can a partnership with non-traditional suppliers help your business to unleash the benefits of supply chain diversity?
The Case for Change: Procurement Annual Report 2023
In last years’ Procurement Annual Survey we discussed the unprecedented procurement and supply chain challenges facing organisations and provided a series of recommendations on how to reimagine and to reinvent procurement for the future. Whilst supply chain resilience issues caused by the pandemic linger, other challenges have emerged with recent political and macroeconomic events significantly impacting energy and input...
Interview: Innocent Drinks’ strategy for success as B Corp leaders
When B Corp launched in the UK, it gained attention in the business industry with organizations seeking to gain certification that independently endorsed their credentials. Being certified distinguishes those companies who are simply using savvy marketing and greenwashing rhetoric, from those genuinely committed to driving positive social and environmental change.
4 Reasons Why Sustainability Is Key to Commercial Success
In the wake of Shell and BP announcing record-breaking profits for 2022 driven by the increase in wholesale gas prices following the war in Ukraine, their sustainability targets have been placed firmly in the back seat. BP announced that its profits had doubled to $28b whilst also revising its commitment to cut oil and gas production by 40% by...