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The MIT SMR – BCG 2012 Sustainability and Innovation research report “Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point” prompted an invitation to participate in a White House Sustainable Supply Chain Dialogue on March 30 in Washington, DC.
Organized by the U.S. General Services Administration, the event brought together leaders from the federal government, industry, academia and nonprofits to discuss how the launch of a sustainable supply chain community of practice can help “assure a secure and sustainable supply chain” which is “essential to both industry and government.”
Knut Haanaes, coauthor of the report and head of The Boston Consulting Group’s global sustainability practice, as well as Edgar Blanco, of MIT’s Center for Transportation Logistics, both attended.
“I am very encouraged that the joint MIT SMR – BCG collaboration on sustainability is receiving increased awareness and — most importantly — that we are getting the opportunity to share our research findings and knowledge,” said Haanaes.
Focused on how to create a community of practice, the afternoon gathering was a free-wheeling open discussion, followed by a dinner to enable participants to get to know one another. Further meetings are being planned for later this spring.