Supplier Diversity and Sustainability: Inclusion and Engagement—Game Changers/Bridge Builders

Supplier Diversity and Sustainability: Inclusion and Engagement—Game Changers/Bridge Builders By I. Javette Hines Introduction This article focuses on Supplier Diversity and Sustainability as areas of interest and curiosity. Many articles have been written about both topics, which have been subject to compliance considerations and mandatory requirements over the past 40 years when trying to assess …

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Mission Accomplished: Architectural Flooring Resource, Inc. & IPG

Eliseo T. Rojas is the Chief Procurement Officer for IPG and oversees and directs all aspects of the company’s global sourcing, procurement and supplier diversity functions. Eliseo met Cathy Leidersdorff, CEO of Architectural Flooring Resource Inc. (ARF) at an NMSDC national conference after AFR became certified with the Council in 2010. Established in 1993 by …

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December: A Message From The Council

The Council sincerely thanks the more than 500 Corporate Members and MBEs that attended our 43rd annual Partnership Awards Gala on November 3rd at Cipriani. The evening was a rousing success at which we honored corporate members and MBEs that have done outstanding work in furthering the mission of supplier diversity and growing their businesses. …

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

Our nation’s economic prosperity depends on the full engagement of all its citizens. We remain committed to the promise of diversity and inclusion. — Joset Wright-Lacy, President, NMSDC Some corporations have been questioning the importance of minority-owned businesses to their commercial relationships and supply chains. Yet, NMSDC President, Joset Wright-Lacy explains in this essay, it’s …

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NYNJ MSDC Presents Partnership Awards to Top Minority Businesses and Area Corporations

MetLife Earns the “National Corporation of the Year” Award, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wins “Local Corporation of the Year” Award, Illonka Javette Hines, SVP/Manager, at Citi was Awarded “Advocate of the Year” Award, Gene Waddy, CFO, at Diversant,LLC was Awarded “Chairperson’s Award”, and the “New Corporate Member Innovation” Award went to Kate Kleyman at Guggenheim Partners. …

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NOVEMBER: GALA MBE CO-CHAIR SPOTLIGHT

SHI International SHI International Corp., headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, has transformed itself from a $1 million “software-only” regional reseller into a $6 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services. Privately-held and under the guidance of its current ownership since 1989, SHI has experienced tremendous growth in size and scope due to our …

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NOVEMBER: Gala 2016 Corporate Chair SPOTLIGHT

MetLife MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Diverse business participation within MetLife’s supply chain is a major focus of …

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NOVEMBER: A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL

We are continuing our efforts to provide relevant programming and events that will benefit your business and supplier diversity program. Our 6th Annual Sustainability Symposium sponsored by Citi in October provided timely information on the importance of sustainability in the supply chain and in business operations.   We also held a webinar on Supplier Diversity for our corporate members during …

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