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25 April 2014
Mark Plant
Mark Plant, CEO, Ecodesk
Will the recent European vote on non-financial reporting really lead to “business sustainability for all”, asks Mark Plant.
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24 April 2014
Rebecca Taylor
Rebecca Taylor, business development manager at Responsible Trade Worldwide
Today is Fashion Revolution Day, marking the one-year anniversary of the day when more than 1,100 garment workers lost their lives in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Despite the tragedy there remains a lack of transparency throughout the fashion supply chain, says Rebecca Taylor.
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23 April 2014
Richard Sykes
Richard Sykes
The cost-saving approach that has long underpinned buyers’ decisions around outsourcing facilities management is making way for a greater focus on service, says Richard Sykes.
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22 April 2014
Paul Snell
Paul Snell
A study by San Francisco State University has found creative activities outside the office can help with problem solving and improve performances in the workplace.
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17 April 2014
Shaun McCarthy
Shaun McCarthy
A focus on social and economic drivers and strong political support for responsible procurement impressed Shaun McCarthy on a recent visit to the Czech Republic.
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16 April 2014
Patricia Dreghorn
Patricia Dreghorn
With the cost of hosting technology in the cloud falling, Patricia Dreghorn outlines the benefits - and risks - that CPOs need to consider.
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15 April 2014
Sarah Windham-Luck
Sarah Windham-Luck
As consumers demand a ‘total retail’ experience, it is becoming increasingly important for suppliers to provide the right information to their partners, says Sarah Windham-Luck.
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14 April 2014
Paul Snell
Paul Snell
The latest edition of Supply Business looks at purchasers who have borrowed tactics from their marketing colleagues to improve the traction of their transformation initiatives.
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11 April 2014
Gurjit Degun
Gurjit Degun © Akin Falope
The Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference in London on Wednesday highlighted the need for transparency and collaboration if businesses are to successfully reach their sustainability goals.
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10 April 2014
Mark Powles
Mark Powles, chief executive, Business Stream
Reform is coming to the English water market, and it’ll provide procurement professionals with a chance to drive real value in their organisations, says Mark Powles.
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