SIG The Sourcing Industry Landscape

Innovations in Sustainability w/ Microsoft

Welcome to a special edition of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura.

This episode highlights team finalists for Sourcing Industry Group’s (SIG) Future of Sourcing Awards in the Innovations in Sustainability category.

The teams nominated for the Innovations in Sustainability category have demonstrated excellence in their field and represent the best example of innovation, transformation and/or leadership in sustainability.

About the Team:

  • Microsoft – Within Microsoft Procurement, it was discovered that impact sourcing is a unique empowering sourcing model that is directly aligned to its mission to help individuals achieve more. For Microsoft, impact sourcing means knocking down artificial barriers to employment and allowing high-potential individuals to bring their strengths to the marketplace. Learn about Microsoft’s journey to build and implement an impact sourcing program that benefits local and global communities.

About this Series:

To hear the complete series of interviews from Future of Sourcing Awards team and individual finalists, visit The Sourcing Industry Landscape page. To learn more about the Award winners, announced on Oct. 17, visit the Future of Sourcing Awards website.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.