SP6 Achieving sustainability through strategic procurement

20 Jun 2018
16:00 - 17:30

SP6 Achieving sustainability through strategic procurement

Cities across the world are increasingly using their procurement actions strategically to help tackle a wide variety of sustainability goals – from reducing CO2 emissions, and increasing social inclusion, to improving air quality, promoting ethical supply chains, and creating jobs.

The public sector represents an estimated 15-20% of GDP globally. By directing this huge spending power wisely, governments can help create markets for innovative sustainable products and services, and help meet global and local sustainability goals.

In this session Mayors and representatives from the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (www.glcn-on-sp-org) will present the commitments and achievements they have made over the last year, and plans they have for the future. You will also hear about how the European Commission is helping to promote the strategic use of public procurement in the EU.


Jerome Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver, USA


Boyoung Hwang
Assistant Mayor, Climate and Environment, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea

Solly Msimanga
Mayor, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
Global Executive Committee Member, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

David Blanchard
Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Industry, Single Market, Entrepreneurship and SME, European Commission


Murphy Robinson
Executive Director of General Services, City and County of Denver, USA

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Mayor, City of Warsaw, Poland

Johannes Van der Merwe
Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

Closing remarks

Mark Hidson
Global Director, ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Centre
Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat