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Why Sustainability and Social Value is more important than ever

Over the last few months there have been reasonable questions on whether or not Supplier Diversity died in 2023. That Corporates were shuffling their chessboards; strategically shifting their focus to concentrate on Sustainability instead and ultimately prioritising Planet over People. Political commitments and public pledges to sustainability attainment by 2050 may have encouraged these thoughts.

Social Value, Inclusive Procurement, aka Supplier Diversity is very much alive and kicking. The pipeline for our Supplier Diversity services is substantive evidence of this.

In fact, it is now perhaps more important than ever before that businesses commit to their social and environmental ‘Purpose’ as reduced revenue generation may be the cost of a lack of compliance against the principles of People, Planet, Purpose.

In October, 2023 we recorded a unique, live webinar with both Corporate Buyers and Suppliers in attendance.

The format gave the two parties opportunities to speak together, ask questions, and hear about the impact ESG will have across the Corporate world, and the ripple affect on Suppliers and Diverse Suppliers.

The conclusion of this webinar (see below for a link to the recording), and my thoughts in general, was that ESG strategies will be responsible for between 10-30% weighting/contribution on RFP/Tender submissions.

Failure to have an strategy to solve for an ESG agenda may result is losing out on tender bids and its rewards of revenue generation.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) evolved to becoming Environmental Social Governance (ESG).

To find out more on Supplier Diversity, contact Jason Roberts, CEO, Kaleida International directly and we can set up discovery call.

For a conversation on Sustainability, reach out to our official partner neutral carbon zone.

About Us

"Finding Diverse Suppliers is time-consuming as the process today involves researching against multiple databases."

Founded in 2019, Kaleida International is a B2B marketplace for Tenders connecting Buyers to Suppliers, and Diverse Suppliers. With a focus on helping the Chief Procurement Office achieve its ESG goals, and alerting companies to new revenue opportunities, Kaleida's fully-inclusive platform helps Buyers find, identify and assess Diverse Suppliers they can invite to Tender.

In 2023 Kaleida will publish £600b in both Public and Private sector tenders for suppliers, and Diverse suppliers to apply to. By increasing access to commercial opportunity, we believe we can drive equality through providing access to economic parity.

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