Karen Cook

Sustainability Project Manager, County of Alameda

Karen Cook has led Alameda County, California’s green purchasing program for the last decade, greening tens of millions of dollars of bids for this 9500-employee organization. Karen works to accelerate market transformation by collaborating locally, regionally and nationally on green purchasing efforts. Prior to that she spent nearly a decade advancing green building operations, waste reduction, and recycling for local government and in the private sector.

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Understanding the environmental, social and economic impacts of your organization’s procurement is critically important for strategically targeting your sustainable purchasing efforts. Yet, conducting rigorous impact analysis of an organization’s spending and suppliers can often be difficult, discouraging organizations from getting accurate prioritization insights. The good news is that organizations around the world have embraced transparency … read more >>

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