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Discussion Board 2034

I will attach the slides for Chapters 9 and 10, the guidelines and the book

Chapter 9 is titled “Supplier Diversity” and includes the following topics:

  • Definition of diversity
  • Certification of small businesses
  • The National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • The business case for diversity
  • Best practices and supplier diversity
  • Global supplier diversity
  • Advocacy organizations

Chapter 10 is titled “Sustainability” and includes the following topics:

  • Definition of sustainability
  • Specific challenges of sustainability
  • Waste reduction
  • Hazardous materials
  • Carbon footprint
  • Ozone depletion
  • Guidelines for ISO 14,001

Wharton Magazine: “Supply Chain Diversity: More Than Quotas” Link to article: https://magazine.wharton.upenn.edu/digital/supply-chain-diversity-more-than-quotas/ (Links to an external site.)

Wharton Magazine: “Four Supplier Diversity Reporting Trends” Link to article: https://magazine.wharton.upenn.edu/digital/four-supplier-diversity-reporting-trends/ (Links to an external site.)

Questions ———————————————————————————————

  1. Many organizations are working toward more diversity in their workforce, their executive teams, and supplier networks. How should metrics of diversity be reported for publicly traded companies?
  2. Many organizations are improving efforts to increase the sustainability of their organizations. How should metrics of sustainability be reported for publicly traded companies?
  3. How can diversity and sustainability help firms to achieve a competitive advantage?
  4. Please provide an insightful question about supplier diversity and sustainability.

Due dates: =======================================================

>Initial comments to questions: Thursday, April 1st at 11:59 p.m. Central Time

>Responses to other students: Sunday, April 4th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time

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