On 21 March, the World Sustainable Procurement Day 2024 will take centre stage, hosting a hybrid format event that brings together procurement professionals from around the globe. This annual groundbreaking event, organised by the Sustainable Procurement Pledge, will be broadcasted live for the first time at the Euclid Network Impact Summit 2024.

World Sustainable Procurement Day 2024

World Sustainable Procurement Day 2024

The World Sustainable Procurement Day on March 21st 2024 offers a dynamic platform for knowledge-sharing and learning, spanning 24 hours with 24 sessions across all continents. Procurement professionals will explore pivotal topics in sustainable procurement, including environmental impact, social responsibility, and professional growth.

The event features an impressive lineup of inspiring speakers and influential partners, including the First Movers Coalition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World-Wide Fund (WWF) for nature, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for circularity, the Embedding Project, and Buy Social Europe B2B initiative, alongside a host of passionate key opinion leaders from the Sustainable Procurement Pledge Champions Program.

Check the full program here

Euclid Network Impact Summit: Building Bridges - From Intention to Action 

The Euclid Network Impact Summit aims to address global societal and environmental challenges by defining innovative, sustainable solutions and partnerships. Themed "Building Bridges – From Intention to Action," the Summit's goal is to drive the essential transformations of our time and collectively reach a socially inclusive and sustainable society and economy. The Summit, held in-person in The Hague, Netherlands, on 20-21 March 2024, marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of sustainable and socially responsible procurement practices

The Summit features a distinguished lineup of high-level speakers, including:

  • Daniel Nowack, Head of the Schwab Foundation’s Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with the World Economic Forum
  • Erinch Sahan, Business & Enterprise Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab, 
    Ruth Paserman, Director for Funds, Programming and Implementation, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Roberta Bosurgi, CEO, Impact Europe
  • Chelsea A. Jackson, Founder, Equity Architecture| Specialist in Racial & Ethnic Equity | Representing Echoing Green and The World Economic Forum Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Gerry Higgins, Founder and Managing Director, Social Enterprise World Forum
  • Michel Scholte, Director & Cofounder, True Price & Impact Institute
  • Sofia Breitholtz, CEO, Reach for Change, among many others esteemed speakers.

Highlighted Sessions featured at the Impact Summit, as part of the World Sustainable Procurement Day 2024:

Embedding Sustainability into Public Sector Procurement | 21.03.23 - 10:00am - 12:00pm CET

Explore the immense impact of public sector spending on societal services and learn to influence the private sector through procurement strategies with: Guy Battle, Social Value Portal / SPP Public Sector Chapter; Julia Schellhaas, Office of the OSCE Special Representative & Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings; Julia Gin, International Labour Organization; Gareth Rhys Williams, UK government; Darren Knowd, Durham County Councill; Alexandra Yaghil Agarwal, European association for innovation in local development.

Discovering Value: Navigating the Social Procurement Movement with Buy Social Europe | 21.03.23 - 12:00 - 13:00 CET

Gain insights from Alexandra van der Ploeg, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP; Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise UK; Wieteke Dupain, CEO, Euclid Network; Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy Officer Industrial Policy / Social Economy - DG GROW, European Commission; Colin Downie, Sales & Partnerships Director, WildHearts Group and Jaime Paiva, Head of Sourcing & Procurement EMEA, Zurich Insurance.

Circular Supply Chains: what are the challenges and learnings so far | 21.03.23 - 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Explore challenges and opportunities on implementing circularity in supply chain operations and the most recent insights from the WREC project with speakers: Michela Balzino and Paola Robert, Environmental Specialists from the WREC Project, UN World Food Programme; Cindy Venho, Programme Manager at Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Åsa Skogström Feldt, Managing Director at IKEA Social Entrepreneurship BV.

In-Person or Online Participation at EN Impact Summit:

We invite you to join either in person at the Euclid Network Impact Summit or online via Zoom, ensuring that no matter where you are, you can be part of the transformative conversations shaping the future of sustainable and socially responsible procurement practices. 


To secure your virtual presence at EN Impact Summit, kindly register here through Zoom: https://bit.ly/sustainable-procurement-impact-summit-registration

Alternatively, for those attending in person, please register here.

Online Participation at the World Sustainable Procurement Day 2024

To have access to the full 24-hour World Sustainable Procurement Day 2024, hosted by the Sustainable Procurement Pledge, register here