What We Can Learn from the Ancient Egyptians: Supply Chain Sustainability


The session will discuss and clarify what ESG means for Supply Chain and why it matters to Supply Chain Management teams.  ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) has taken hold of consumer sentiment, public policy, capital markets, investment priorities.  It has the potential to drive fundamental changes to the way commerce works. From the macro level, the discussion will focus on the ways supply chain management teams can contribute positively to this seismic shift. 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022
1 PM – 2:30 PM MDT | CST
2 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

2 CPD per session up to a max of 10 CPD for the week



Workshop Host: Larry Bergland, Principal, Presentations Plus Training & Consulting Inc.

Larry’s supply chain experience includes leadership positions in the forest industry, public health care, municipal government, university operations, academia, and consulting services.  As a consultant he drafts procurement policies, templates, develops strategies, conducts audits and implements best practices. 

He facilitates online and classroom workshops on buying, business ethics, circular economy, contract management, inventory management, leadership, risk management, social procurement, operations management, supplier performance evaluations, competitive bidding, performance metrics, and supply chain strategies. He also provides on-site supply chain operational reviews.  

Larry is an academic coach for supply chain courses in the Athabasca University Leadership & Management Development program, including environmental responsibility. He developed and facilitates the University of Alberta session on Sustainability in Logistics. He was invited to Hong Kong and Singapore to present to leading companies in the fast moving, consumer goods sector. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 Larry presented on advanced supply chain training to the United Nations staff in Brindisi, Italy. He is a procurement advisor and trainer for the BC Social Procurement Initiative. Larry also facilitates training workshops for The Procurement School. In 2020, he presented to the World Bank in Washington, DC on social procurement strategies and contributed to a World Bank research paper in 2021. 

Larry has written several books on supply chain management: 

  • Food, Finance, and Philosophy;  
  • Good Planets Are Hard to Buy;  
  • Plan It for Our Planet; and  
  • It’s the People, Not the Paper. 

Larry has an MBA, an SCMP and is a Fellow of Supply Chain Canada. He is an inductee to the Athabasca University, Faculty of Business, MBA Hall of Fame. 


Minto Roy, Co-Founder of forest-free Sugar Sheet Paper and Social Print Paper ltd.

Minto Roy is the Co-Founder of forest-free Sugar Sheet Paper and Social Print Paper ltd.  With the vision to create a world that no longer uses trees to make paper, Minto and his team work to advance the greater use of agricultural fibre paper to support the environment and the paper and packaging needs of industry, government, and academic institutions.  In collaboration with customers and distribution partners, Social Print Paper has helped save millions of trees and reduced the release of millions of kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions.   

Minto is committed to sharing ideas, experiences and best practices that leverage the value of sustainability as a competitive business advantage.   Minto has presented at numerous national and global conferences including Globe Series, Sustainable Brands and The Conference Board of Canada.  Minto writes a monthly column in Saving Earth Magazine and regulary contributes to media stories focused on sustainability and business.  Minto has been recognized by Canada’s Clean50 as “One of Canada’s Top 50 Leaders in Sustainability” and by the National Post as one of Canada’s Top Emerging Entrepreneurs.

Floyd Wandler, President & CEO, Protocol Environmental Solutions Inc.

Floyd Wandler is President, CEO and founder of Protocol Environmental Solutions Inc, a privately held sustainable chemical technology developer and manufacturer. Under his leadership, Protocol has developed a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary safe, chemical alternatives used globally in industrial, construction and marine applications.     

Mr. Wandler has over 40 years of experience in running public companies and developing mining exploration projects.  He has also owned and operated one of the largest private, then public, waste compaction companies in North America.  Over this time, he has navigated the delicate balance business growth and expansion needs with environmental and human considerations.  It has given him a unique perspective and the expertise to develop sustainable, yet profitable, technologies, systems and services for industry, government and specialized markets.   

Floyd Wandler was a long- a member of TEC for many years.  He is an avid boater and fisherman who you can often find out enjoying the pristine West Coast waters of British Columbia.   


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