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Purpose, People, Planet, Profit – Business as a Force For Good
“Every time you spend money you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want” Anna Lappe.
As a 21st Century business, we believe that the time has come for global social and economic transformation in a manner, which reflects the values of cooperation, complementarity, accountable leadership, respect for fundamental human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law. Whilst we promote entrepreneurialism as a powerful force for human development and as fundamental to the individual’s right to create and capture value within our society, we firmly believe that this right is subject to the social good which respects the fundamental human rights of current and future generations and the environment.
Leveraging procurement spend to maximize social impact distinguishes 21st Century businesses as leaders and game changers seeking to arrest some of the more pressing social and economic injustices of our time, including poverty, mortality from preventable afflictions, climate change and slavery. To this end our Social Impact Programmes (SIPs) focus on empowering responsible leadership, businesses, NGOs and civil society initiatives geared toward maximizing social value from their operations.
Our membership in the LEXspire Conscious Business Network also reinforces our commitment in our own operations to pursue social good with People, Planet and Purpose as our primary drivers for being in business and in the development and delivery of every product and service we offer.
Responsible Supply Xchange
Unique Caribbean platform for buyers and sellers serious about implementing an Ethical Sourcing Programme which optimizes Supply Chain Value
We help businesses and NGOs pursue the 4P bottomline of Purpose, People, Planet & Profit
Integrity Leadership Programme
Restoring Public Trust in Public Officials and Corporate Leadership
We design and monitor innovative funding mechanisms for the procurement of public social services
Social Impact Evaluations
We help businesses and NGOs measure the social impact of development projects and interventions
LEXspire Conscious Business Network
Caribbean Procurement Institute is a member of the LEXspire Conscious Business Network
In March 2008, CPI in partnership with the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) sponsored the establishment of the non profit Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals (CAPP) to facilitate the continuous development and distribution of procurement knowledge in order to elevate and advance the procurement profession in the region. The association continues to grow with over 200 members from throughout the Caribbean. CPI and CAPP have as primary objectives the promotion of high standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity among all those engaged in the function of procurement, increasing the appreciation of the value of procurement good practice by raising the profile of procurement professionals, encouraging learning, knowledge sharing and regional consensus building, establishing and implementing training and certification standards and requirements for the procurement profession and promoting culturally relevant reform in procurement regimes consistent with established best practice.