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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

John Suarez

John Suarez is the Marketing Manager at CVM Solutions where he is in charge of the marketing strategy, including content creation, branding, advertising, website management, user acquisition, and public relations. He has dual degrees in Marketing and Business Management from Illinois State University.

Recent Posts

How Supplier Diversity Fits into Corporate Sustainability

We frequently talk about corporate sustainability in terms of environmental impact, but the concept goes beyond reducing carbon footprints and limiting packaging waste. These are extremely important endeavors, but to reach overall sustainability goals—to be truly effective—corporate sustainability must involve the entire supply chain, which, in turn, must incorporate supplier diversity.

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Top 9 Supplier Diversity Events to Attend in 2019

As more companies and diverse suppliers become aware of the benefits of supplier diversity initiatives, the number of networking conferences around the globe continues to grow. In addition to being powerful partnership opportunities, these events help business leaders learn how to manage and improve their procurement processes. If you’re looking to diversify your supplier base and grow your business, you should consider putting at least a few of these nine conferences on your calendar.

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Supplier Diversity Data Enrichment: A Before and After View

We all love a good “before and after” reveal, whether it's the impossibly gorgeous new kitchen, the restored hot rod, or the glamorous website makeover. Data enrichment gives your enterprise the glam treatment by cleansing, standardizing, and verifying your data to ensure that you're working with accurate, up-to-date information.

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12 Impactful Quotes That Show Why Supplier Diversity Is Important

The supplier diversity initiative has been around for 50 years now, pioneered by a handful of companies that recognized the importance of supplier diversity as a social program long before it became clear just how much value diverse suppliers bring to the table.

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What does Supplier Diversity look like in Canada?

Despite the fact that Canada is a relatively young country, it is a prominent member of G7—”The Group of Seven” of the largest advanced economies in the world. Since gaining complete sovereignty from Great Britain in 1982, Canada has been able to sustain a steady economic growth trajectory largely due to its thriving businesses and large volume of national exports.

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For over a decade CVM's mission has remained unchanged: lead the transformation of Supplier Diversity program management and support Supplier Diversity programs. CVM helps corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expertise guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.