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Topic

Environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP) programs are being rolled out at many hospitals across the country.  This webinar will ask leaders in the industry to look at the issue in depth and to answer the following questions: what is driving these EPP decisions, what role does EPP have in the day to day operations, what are best practices for successful implementation and how to best partner with suppliers.  Aman Singh, Editor with CSRwire will moderate a discussion between Terri Scannell from VHA, Cathy Bastian from Geisinger and Christina Vernon from Cleveland Clinic to answer these questions along with questions from attendees.

Objectives

This webinar will ask leaders in the industry to look at the issue in depth and to answer the following questions: 

  • What is driving these EPP decisions
  • What role does EPP have in the day to day operations
  • What are best practices for successful implementation and how to best partner with suppliers

Presenters

Aman Singh, Editorial Director at CSRwire
Aman Singh is a writer at heart. Singh has contributed to a broad range of publications including Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ethical Performance, the ABA’s CSR Journal, Business Ethics Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Corporate Citizen. Over the last 10 years Singh has reported on a wide range of issues including the job market, career management, sustainable business practices, CSR strategy, integrated reporting, diversity and women’s leadership in the workplace.

Terri Scannell, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at VHA
Terri Scannell has twenty plus years of international experience leading corporate sustainability and citizenship, social responsibility and financial management efforts. Terri's current role is establishing and directing the corporate social responsibility practice for VHA -- facilitating best practices for VHA, Novation and Provista and 1,400 member hospitals.

Cathy Bastian, Sr Director - Sustainability at Geisinger Health System
Cathy Bastian is a registered dietician who brings a unique perspective to her sustainability work. 

Christina Vernon, Executive Sustainability Officer, Cleveland Clinic
Chrisina Vernon has expertise in green building strategies, organizational design, planning and identifying environmental and social risks and opportunities in local and global communities. Leading expertise in healthcare sector environmental management, measuring, and reporting performance.  

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