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  • €275 - €336

Supply Chain and Procurement | ESG Lens

Online Workshop

Technical Knowledge and Skills CPD

Marion O'Donnell

Marion O'Donnell, Sustainable Investing Advisor

ESG. Supply Chains. Procurement.

Excel your expertise on supply chain and procurement issues through an ESG lens. Join Marion O'Donnell as she will outline the essentials in this new IoD workshop. 

This workshop is designed to equip directors with the knowledge of the ESG-related risks that may impact a company’s supply chain. It will also address how sustainability factors can be effectively built into procurement practices, and have a positive impact on a company’s financial health and overall reputation. 

This workshop has been designed for: 

  • Experienced directors and senior executives in all sectors, including public sector bodies, SMEs, as well as larger organisations.
  • Function heads such as CFOs, CPO, COO, and Sustainability leads. 
  • This workshop may also be of interest to previous attendees of the IoD Fundamentals of ESG for Directors Short Programme. It will help build their knowledge and deepen their understanding of ESG.

Attendees will gain the following from joining this workshop:

  • Understand what oversight is required of the Board to ensure ESG is embedded in procurement practices.
  • Learn how to identify the risks of an unsustainable supply chain, broken down into environmental and social risks.
  • Develop how to illustrate best practices, policies and frameworks that can lead to an effective and sustainable procurement programme (such as risk assessments, strong stakeholder relationships, audit practices, and enhancing traceability past tier 1 suppliers).
  • Lean how to identify upcoming and existent regulations that will compel companies to focus on the ESG elements of their procurement practices and increase the transparency of their supply chain (e.g. CSRD and CSDDD).
Marion O'Donnell

Marion O'Donnell

Sustainable Investing Advisor

Introducing Marion O'Donnell

Marion has been working in sustainability for over 10 years, most recently for a large global asset manager where she was a senior member of the Sustainable Investing Team and focused on ESG integration, sustainable fund construction, and policy development.  She has expertise in corporate engagement focusing on global sustainability best practice and regulatory reporting.  Marion also worked as a portfolio advisor and was directly involved in investment decisions on sustainable funds with specific expertise on climate change, diversity and modern slavery. 

Marion currently advises boards and independent non-executive directors on global sustainability regulations and reporting requirements. Additionally, Marion has special expertise in product design and development in compliance with sustainability standards and regulations, and in climate change, biodiversity, modern slavery, community engagement, board composition and diversity.

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Technical Skills and Knowledge

Eligible hours: 2.5 hours of Chartered Director CPD

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body.

Workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the session.

What is the cost?

IoD members - €275 

Non-members - €336 

Cancellation and refund policy

Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to cpd@iodireland.ie until Friday, 8th November 2024.  After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. Please note this live and interactive series requires attendance at each session. Unfortunately, recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

Want to connect with fellow workshop participants?

All workshop attendees will receive a list of all other workshop participants in advance of the session. This will include name, job title and organisation. If you have any queries around this  please contact the Learning and Development Team.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list. 


For any IoD Ireland Learning and Development Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in soft copy to all participants.