Topics in Procurement

Wednesday February 8th at 9am ET


FORGE: ESG is a response to our member's needs to learn more on the integral role of sourcing in achieving corporate ESG goals.

About the Speakers


Mat Langley
Head of ESG - Global Procurement

Thought leader providing the leadership, management and stakeholder engagement to deliver measurable and transformational results. Strategic situational leadership style with strong change and program management skills and high achievement motivation.

Wide business experience including leading multi-functional teams in large and complex organisations. A rapid learner, combining a broad business knowledge with an international experience in retailing, strategy, economics / finance, and procurement.

Rebecca Goosen
Head of Supply Chain Sustainability

Rebecca is responsible for creating and implementing the supply chain sustainability strategy for Schroders. This includes:
1. Meeting the SBTi target that 67% of suppliers will have set an SBT by 2026 and beyond that, working with suppliers to reduce their emissions.
2. Actively looking for modern slavery in the supply chain. Ensuring all suppliers sign up to the Schroders Supplier Code of Conduct and treat their employees in a fair and equitable way including fair wages and reasonable working environments and hours.
3. Actively seeking ways to improve the diversity of the supply chain and the increase the number of minority owned companies being work with.
4. Continuing to embed ESG in all Procurement processes so that all suppliers that work with Schroders meet minimum ESG standards.

Helen Kavanagh
Sustainability & ESG Lead
BT Sourced

Helen joined BT Sourced, the procurement arm of BT based in Dublin in August 2020. She is the sustainability lead and works with a team of highly talented, passionate and successful people with a strong record of delivery.

BT Sourced has sustainability at the core of its business and Helen works across BT’s three sustainability pillars: responsible, sustainable and inclusive sourcing in the supply chain. BT Sourced is using innovative digital tools to engage with suppliers and create a sustainability roadmap to help us achieve our targets across our three sustainability pillars.

Prior to being part of BT, Helen was head of the Council for Immigrants, an NGO supporting asylum seekers in Ireland and worked with the European Union delegation to the United Nations. Helen was also awarded a PhD in International Relations.


Luke Abbott
Co-founder & CEO

Luke previously built and led Procura Consulting’s Sustainable Procurement service which was voted among the top 10 Sustainable Procurement Consultancies alongside McKinsey, BCG and Deloitte and delivered projects for CERN and TriLink BioTechnologies.

Luke was voted into Digital Procurement World’s NEXT100 Procurement Leaders list in 2022 and was an award winner in the Management Consultancy Associations Young Consultant of the Year 2021.

Decarbonization should be a priority for any organization that is serious about ESG in 2023.

The procurement function has a significant role to play with Scope 3 supply chain emissions typically making up over 80% of an organization's total greenhouse gas footprint.

But how can the procurement team effectively reduce supply chain emissions while contending with other priorities like cost, quality and resilience?

Join us for our upcoming ESG webinar and learn how Schroders, CBRE and BT have navigated these challenges to;

  • Measure supply chain emissions
  • Set science-based decarbonization targets
  • Start decarbonizing their supply chains

We will wrap the webinar with a live Q&A session for the panel and Equipoise, a leading Sustainable Procurement Consultancy.

Register today to avoid missing out!