Ingrid De Doncker

Chief Research Officer of “Future Planet”

Ingrid is one of Europe’s leading supply chain, sustainable procurement thinkers and practitioner for private and public organisations. As founder of IDDEA, Co-founder of PTI and Future Planet, she helps customers “Buy Better”; achieve cost savings, build resilient supplier relationships and safeguard the planet by developing circular value chains. Future Planet’s “LiveBuyDesign Better” change methodology elevates procurement by delivering a more positive environmental impact and better business results. As a sought-after speaker, lecturer in three of Ireland’s universities, Ingrid is passionate about upskilling procurement and supply chain teams to drive sustainable change.

Reducing risks while improving Performance

The global social, political and economic events have rattled businesses in 2020. The pandemic worsened an already uncertain era for procurement and supply chain teams. Risk management is the responsibility of the entire business; however, CPOs have an extended and urgent remit to focus efforts on areas beyond savings: mitigating strategic and operational risks, advancing ESG initiatives, accelerating digital transformation. To proactively manage disruptive forces and support sustainable business growth for the future, they need to lead a skilled procurement team to measure and improve performance and health of their supply chains. How can procurement build back better?