MAY 2016  

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TSC Welcomes New Members!

TSC welcomes General Electric, ASPCA and Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council as new members of The Sustainability Consortium. 
TSC Summit 2016 
Most Attended TSC Summit Ever!

Thank you to everyone who attended TSC Summit 2016! Our Summit, located at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., was the most attended Summit in TSC history. Thank you to our members, sponsors, partners, guests, speakers and staff who made this Summit such a success.

If you were unable to join us, visit the pages below for access to our summit page, session presentations (TSC members only) and videos of our plenary speakers and panels.

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Session Presentations � (TSC members only)
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Thank you to our 2016 Summit sponsorsIf you're interested in sponsoring our 2017 Summit, contact Carolyn Baltz [email protected]. There are multiple opportunities for event and project sponsorship.
TSC 2016 Impact Report Launched!
Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots to Hotspots to Action

The Sustainability Consortium's first-ever impact report, Greening Global Supply Chain: From Blind Spots to Hotspots to Action, identifies and quantifies the impact of the consumer goods supply chain and explores TSC tools that identify and reduce these risks around the products we love and the retailers we love to buy them from.


Recent analysis by McKinsey & Company shows that if just 1 trillion of retail trade was on a path to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 2% annually for 10 years, it would remove the equivalent of France's annual greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. Concentration in the global retail trade makes dramatic gains like this-including improvements in water, forestry, and labor practices-quite feasible.


The price tag for the rapid increase of consumer goods comes at a huge cost. Our impact report demonstrates the environmental and social costs of our large dependency on consumer goods. TSC metrics, research, turnkey toolsets and the engagement of over 100 members uniquely positions us to bring visibility to consumer goods supply chains and to drive real change. Only when we all identify the key priorities and move in the same direction can we create a real impact.


Find out more and download our report here

Did you miss TSC Summit Plenaries?

See full videos of our plenary sessions on our Youtube channel, including the session above launching our impact report led by Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, and featuring:

Jonathan Atwood, Unilever
Roian Atwood, Wrangler
Sheila Bonini, TSC
Laura Phillips, Walmart
Elizabeth Sturcken, EDF

Watch the discussion here and join in on the TSC Impact conversation by following us on social media at @TSC_news under #TSCImpact.
Thank You to our Summit Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2016 Summit sponsors. TSC member Altenex provided generous support for our reception at The Smithsonian, making it the most memorable reception in TSC Summit history. We began what will hopefully be a new tradition, with our Newcomer's Session this year. TSC member, The Vinyl Institute, made this special session possible with their sponsorship support. Our Tier 1 members and new members enjoyed a special presentation from sponsor, Pure Strategies, on Wednesday night that highlighted the value of doing business sustainably. 

Thank you for visiting our exhibitors this year. We are thankful for the support of Pure Strategies and UL for supporting the TSC exhibitor opportunities this year. We look forward to hosting even more exhibitors next year. It's never to early to start thinking about your booth game for next year. Contact us if you are interested in reserving a spot!

Finally, we hope you all enjoyed a special treat before you headed out this year. We were fortunate to partner with Inward Point, who provided some great gift boxes for our Summit attendees - there was even a Tesla test drive voucher! We see that you enjoyed them! This was a special gift to help celebrate the launch of our 2016 impact report. 

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors for making this year even more special for our guests.

Taking the Impact Report On Tour
Starting this summer, TSC will be taking our impact report and our call for collective action on the road. We will be visiting members in cities across the U.S., holding webinars for all domestic and international members and will be speaking at sustainability-related conferences throughout the year.

Keep an eye out on our social media feeds, on the TSC Events listed below and on our website for updates on where our staff will be next.

TSC Staff On The Road!
Dr. Kevin Dooley presenting at ISM2016
Dr. Sarah E. Lewis presenting at SPLC
Jessica Ginger attending the U.S. Poultry Industry Sustainability Workshop

Christopher Cooke presenting at Sustainable Brands
Sheila Bonini presenting at Sustainable Brands
Sheila Bonini presenting at Vinyl Institute Summit
Erika Ferrin attending the Vinyl Institute Summit

Sheila Bonini attending the AAFA Environmental Committee Meeting
Dr. Christy Slay presenting at the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Sheila Bonini presenting at the Global Sustainability Summit

Vote for TSC panels at SXSWEco! Log in to the SXSWEco Panel Picker to vote for TSC sessions below: 

Have a session you'd like us to support? Email Erika Ferrin at [email protected] with your SXSWEco Panel Picker link.
Sustainable Brands '16 San Diego
Sustainable Brands '16 San Diego - Mobilize your brand to succeed in the 21st century economy. Discover how brands and business leaders are Activating Purpose with sustainability-led innovation that creates and scales positive impact. SB'16 San Diego, CA, June 6-9, 2016. 
Learn more!
Please join us as corporate responsibility and sustainability leaders come together at this elite event. Lori Michelin of Colgate-Palmolive will provide a look at her company's sustainability journey. Thought leaders will highlight the latest CR trends; share news about human rights issues; discuss how "social and natural capital" are measured and valued; and provide insights about how perceptions drive sustainability results. Register Here
SPLC's annual 
Summit brings together 300+ visionary purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy. The 2016 Summit will be held May 24-26 in Washington, DC. 

Check out the program schedule and speaker lineup, and register 
today. Use TSC's official Partner discount code TSC2016 to get 10% off registration. 

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