Sustainable development is possible through social responsibility. The long-term survival and profitability of your practice or system can be increased by implementing important social responsibility principles such as accountability and transparency in your supply chain.
Responsible sourcing is the practice of incorporating moral, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible values into sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management procedures. This method makes sure that a customer and its suppliers do business in a way that promotes health, safety, and welfare for all. This session will provide a different perspective and give you an overview of how you can assess your organization's sourcing and emphasize socially responsible sourcing.
Sameera Chukkapalli Holmes is an Obama Leader and the founder and director of Needlab, a nonprofit organization that works to solve habitat and resilience problems in cities and rural areas. Needlab works with communities worldwide to develop human and environmental-centered architectural design solutions. Needlab's mission is to research, build, and advocate for dignity in design and self sufficiency in communities. They have completed projects on four continents - directly impacting communities by working with and for them.She is the youngest architect to participate in “Barcelona Design Week”, and one among the three selected architects to display sustainable housing solutions at the 1st UN-Habitat Assembly. She spends most of her time drafting human and environment-centered design solutions with communities around the world. Currently, she is driven toward achieving the UN Sustainable development Goals by making sustainable design solutions reachable to all and teaching at Masters students at New York University (NYU) and Pratt Institute in New York.
"Change by Design" is where innovation meets practicality. This series goes beyond fulfilling CEU requirements; it's about integrating resilience in your designs so your forward-thinking projects stand out for addressing today's most pressing challenges and satisfying a market that demands it.
Why 'Change by Design'? Because it's where your expertise meets the pressing need for a built environment that stands the test of time and nature. It's where you gain CE credits and a competitive edge in a market that values foresight and responsibility. Each session is an actionable step towards mastering economically viable and environmentally sound designs.
Join a community that does not follow trends but sets them by delivering architectural solutions that meet today's needs and anticipate tomorrow's challenges.
Ready to elevate your practice? Secure your spot in a series that promises resilience amid fragility: "Building Resilience in Design and Architecture: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions." with Omar Degan, Principal, Do Architecture Group (live and on-demand).