ISCM Sustainability Dialog

Sustainability Matters – Integrating Sustainability in Supply Chains

21 February 2024

Dusit Thani, Dubai


ISCM Forums, the thought leadership wing of ISCM, organises leadership conferences in Supply Chain, Demand Planning and forecasting, Logistics, Procurement, Sustainability, and Warehousing. ISCM Forums is backed by the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM), an education, training, research, and consulting firm in the supply chain and planning domain.
This note summarises the concept of a sustainability dialog with 35 senior logistics, supply chain, procurement, and technology leaders as speakers.

The concept

Climate change is not a future threat – it is here. If there is one mission that companies across the GCC countries need to tackle now, it is sustainability. As economies reopen, businesses are trying to transform into more agile and resilient organisations by focusing particularly closely on their global supply chains. They are striving to enhance their supply chains’ agility and efficiency.

As they do this, they must add the lens of sustainability and ESG. Many companies have announced ambitious plans for achieving Net Zero in their operations. Setting ambitious targets is one thing. Delivering against them is another. This is a formidable challenge - they must work collaboratively with customers, suppliers, service providers, and industry groups in a complex, multiyear change effort.

ISCM Forums brings you a power town hall where 20 of GCC country’s leading sustainability and supply chain professionals will meet and discuss the challenges associated with sustainability in upstream and downstream supply chains and how technology can help companies attain their “Net Zero” goals.

Themes for the Town Hall

At the Sustainability Dialog, 35 Plus leaders from sustainability, logistics, supply chain, procurement and technology will discuss how to take the sustainability agenda forward. The broader themes include:

Sustainability as a game changer in Supply Chains – Evaluating the Greenhouse Gas Protocols for supply chains.

The EV Revolution - Understand the pathway to electrifying your fleet at scale. How to overcome operational challenges when transitioning fleets to electric

Ethical and Sustainable Procurement - How do you power your sustainability strategy through procurement? What are the essentials of such a strategy?

Decarbonising the Supply Chain – What are the design considerations? What are the critical enablers for sustainability in supply chains? How do we integrate the multiple supply chain tiers into your sustainability strategy?

What gets measured gets managed - Revolutionize data collection and management to support improved decision-making and disclosures in sustainability. How can companies leverage technology to optimise sustainable supply chain models?

Profile of Speakers:

Thirty speakers from leading companies in Dubai will speak at the Sustainability Dialog. The speakers will be Directors and CSCOs. CPOs, CIOs, CTO, and CSOs.

Profile of Attendees:

The Sustainability Dialog will see 45 supply chain, logistics, sourcing, and sustainability professionals in attendance.