Tim Hopper

Responsible Sourcing Manager, Microsoft

Tim Hopper is responsible for the social and environmental activities of Microsoft’s indirect spend suppliers. Tim also serves on the board of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, an NGO focused on advancing sustainability through professional purchasing as well as a member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition Steering committee – a global network of businesses creating jobs for those most in need through the power of procurement and global supply chains. Previous to Microsoft, Tim served as a federal financial institution examiner as well as the CEO of a financial institution. Tim holds a graduate degree in Finance from the University of Wyoming and a graduate certificate in Ethics from the University of Washington.

My Sessions

Materials and products that are a part of any organization’s purchasing have the capability to reduce carbon footprint and even become carbon sinks that help remove excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. This is especially true in the building sector, which is the world’s single largest emitter of Green House Gases (GHGs), accounting for 30-40% … read more >>

Panel Presentation

What if purchasers focused on creating positive social impact through their procurement and supplier engagement programs? That’s happening, increasingly, in part due to increasing expectations on the part of employees, investors, and policymakers that companies be good stewards of the “human capital” they depend on to run their businesses. In this session moderated by Mike … read more >>

Lightning Talk