While the first two decades of the sustainable procurement field focused on codes of conduct, supplier compliance, and auditing, procurement professionals in the vanguard today are looking to do much more with their sustainable procurement efforts, as major forces of change—such as climate change and automation—are poised to impact supply chains in uncertain and possibly unprecedented ways.

This paper captures three key developments that BSR's Procurement Leadership Group tracked, explored, and discussed in 2017: supply chain transparency, supplier engagement, and responses to shifts in trade and globalization.

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