The impact of the pandemic and climate change has had a significant effect on global supply chains. With the COP26 Climate Change conference taking place this week, this episode is a timely look inside the world of supply chains and how innovators within the industry are aligning their services with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to provide ethical and beneficial solutions for global businesses.
In this episode, we speak to Patricia Moser, founder of i3 Advantage, a high-value supply chain, procurement and sustainability consultancy specialist.
In Patricia's previous role as Chief Procurement Officer for one of the United Nations larger agencies, she experienced how conscientious, considered supply chain & procurement decisions within businesses can impact all of the UN's 17 sustainable development goals.
With her consultancy i3 Advantage, where the "i"s stand for Insight, Innovation and Impact, Patricia can advise businesses on how to make choices that focus on operational excellence, resilience, risk the three tiers of sustainability social, economic and environmental.
THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
GOAL 1: NO POVERTY
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people's lives and sustainable development.
GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.
GOAL 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.
GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
GOAL 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES
To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Responsible Production and Consumption
GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.
GOAL 14: LIFE BELOW WATER
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
GOAL 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
About Patricia Moser
Patricia Moser is recognized as a pioneer and thought-leader in procurement and supply chain, internationally. She has led positive transformation in multiple sectors, both private and public. Her innovative approaches have garnered global recognition resulting in several prestigious awards.
Patricia has the ability to envision and inspire, leading to successful outcomes in complex situations. She has a passion for sustainability, working with organizations to embrace and implement social, economic and environmental sustainability.
She believes that supply chain and procurement can positively impact not only an organization but society, which is why she coined this phrase “Supplying Value, Delivering Results, Changing Lives” to capture its impact. Her most recent role was as CPO for a large United Nations organization, where she was able to drive transformation globally. Patricia has now returned to her consulting practice where she continues to supply value, deliver results and change lives.