Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General NewsIn today's headlines, B2B fintech Routable received a $30 million investment led by angel investors. In other news, Jaggaer's VP Roger Blumberg looked... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: Spend Matters
2020 offered a year of both turmoil and learnings for the function. Almost every business has experienced disruption due to the pandemic, but despite this uncertainty, some of the more entrepreneurial leaders in the function have looked to enhance procurement’s role in the organisation. “We are interested in looking at both the risk and the opportunity,” stated a leader from the energy sector. “We are tracking missed opportunities as well as downsides to risk.” This new thinking allows the leadership of the function to begin to deepen organisational impact – especially on a critical topic such as risk – by changing [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: Procurement Leaders
Outdoor brand Patagonia is continuing its mission to keep its customers eco-conscious through its latest environmental campaign, ‘We the Power’, which encourages citizens to imagine a new energy system that is local, community-owned, renewable, and rooted in bringing social and economic benefits to local communities.  In the UK, this would mean boosting the grassroots networks that are already taking shape and driving legislative change to ensure communities can financially benefit from producing their own renewable energy. Currently, UK law differs from mainland Europe in that there are restrictions on harvesting and selling energy to your community. Not-for-profit organizations such as Power For [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: The Drum
Another week another wave of account news, reviews, agency launches, rebrands and acquisitions. Check out our global round-up to see what business is on the move (and why it matters) below, then head over to our Business on the Move hub to read about more market maneuvers. Over the past seven days, we’ve seen fresh appointments, reviews and acquisitions at Purplebricks, Shutterstock, Asda and more. Looking for a new agency partner of your own? Check out The Drum Recommends, where you can search for trusted partners and access expert industry knowledge that could help you make your selection.  If you’ve got a business on the move [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: The Drum
Categories: Commodities Tags: Sourcing and CategoriesHere’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets, including US electricity consumption, green steel and graphite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: Spend Matters