Sustainability & The Sustainable Procurement Pledge

Thursday, 19 August 2021 - WEBINAR


Sustainability & The Sustainable Procurement Pledge

This free webinar is brought to you by the CIPS Thames Valley branch and is for CIPS members and non-members to attend. Your information will be passed to the organising branch members in order to run the webinar.


    18:30Webinar startChairman’s introduction
    18:35Speaker presentationTim Lowe, Head of Procurement WWF-UK
    19:00Speaker presentationDesre Hancocks, Senior Sustainability Sourcing Advisor, Linklaters
    20:00(approx.) Webinar finish


    Webinar Summary: - Sustainable Procurement: Some perspectives from WWF-UK and the Sustainable Procurement Pledge

    Aims: - To provide insights into Sustainable Procurement from the World Wildlife Fund (UK) and provide overview of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge and how the procurement profession has the power to lead and drive change.


    Tim Lowe

    Head of ProcurementWWF-UK

    Tim leads the Procurement and Environmental Management Unit at the environmental charity WWF-UK, combining over a decade of experience as a procurement practitioner and previous professional experience in the environmental science field. Tim is responsible for strategic and operational procurement at WWF, focusing on commercial outcomes, relationships with strategic suppliers and aligning contracts to WWF’s environmental goals.

    Tim is a CIPS Fellow and he is an Assessor on the CIPS Corporate Award Programme. He is also a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Manager. Prior to Working at WWF, Tim held various positions in the Local Government sector, including Commercial Procurement, Policy Development and Environmental Management roles.’

    Desre Hancocks

    Senior Sustainability Sourcing Advisor Linklaters

    Born in South Africa and currently based in the UK, I have always had a passion for helping others and a deeply rooted value of social justice. While studying my undergraduate degree at St Andrews University, I attended a panel discussion on the complex issues of conflict minerals. It had a profound effect on me, and I found myself going up to the panellists with the question, how can I help? As a naive consumer I had no idea of the complexity of supply chains and the devastating impact practices were having on both people and planet. And so, my journey to finding a way to be part of the solution began. Nine years later I am excited to be part of such an inspiring movement of fellow procurement professionals looking to transform their supply chains to be a force for good in the world.


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