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Solutions

for a sustainable future

Accelerate your business growth

Exchange ideas and advance your knowledge in global supply chain management with the help of the Supply Chain and Sustainability Center. We provide a solutions-focused platform for industry leaders and academics to develop applicable, effective solutions in the face of increased supply chain challenges.

The center is a member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub within Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business.

37%

Jobs in the U.S. related to the supply chain

Harvard Business Review

91%

Multinational companies that have pledged to reduce their carbon footprint by 2025

McKinsey

23%

Cost savings achieved by companies through sustainable supply chain strategies

Logistics Bureau

We are very pleased to announce that the Supply and Value Chain Center is now the Supply Chain and Sustainability Center!

This change reflects the increased importance of sustainability across industries and that supply chains are best positioned to have an impact. The center continues to be a forum for practitioners from various industries, along with academics and students, to come together to exchange ideas about the world of supply chain and sustainability.

What's new?

We are significantly increasing our focus on the intersection of sustainability / ethics and supply chain:

Programming

  • Online programming to supplement in-person events (when feasible)
  • Collaborating with partners including ASCM, EPA SmartWay, and ISM-Chicago to leverage niche expertise
  • New sponsorship opportunities available to build your brand and student engagement

Education

  • Certificate programs: Supply Chain Essentials (for starters, and more to come)
  • Introduction of “Master Classes”: condensed, engaging online learning on a variety of relevant topics
  • Tighter alignment with Supply Chain student clubs to increase access and interaction with the business community

Thought LeadershipThe Source, our online publication that serves as a window into the future of global supply chain.

What stays the same?

Our commitment to working with our members and clients to bring practical, implementable solutions that drive their business forward.

How can I get involved?

Engagement can take many forms — attend an event, take a class, join as a member, or contact Harry Haney at hhaney@luc.edu to discuss other options.

Why are we doing this?

Sustainability is increasingly important in all industries. Supply Chains are best positioned to have an impact.

  • “Industries from finance to food and technology face pressure from consumers and investors to curb their environmental impact and adopt more sustainable practices. This month Nestlé SA pledged to cut its use of fossil fuel-derived plastic by a third, while Microsoft Corp. committed to eliminating carbon emissions. Asset manager BlackRock Inc. outlined a tougher stance against companies that don’t disclose climate risks.” (Source: Wall Street Journal)
  • Supply Chain accounts for 44 million jobs in the US – 37% of the workforce (Source: Harvard Business Review)
  • It is nearly double the size of the single largest industry sector (health care) of the US economy (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • A recent McKinsey report indicates 90% of companies’ environmental impacts come from supply chains
  • Top 10 schools in Supply Chain Management all have at least one supply chain sustainability course
  • 91% of multinational companies have pledged to reduce carbon footprint by 2025 (McKinsey)
  • Top performing companies with sustainable supply chain strategies have achieved an average of 23% cost savings (Logistics Bureau)
  • Strengthen the alignment with stakeholder’s job responsibilities and the core values of Loyola University Chicago