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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

The Definitive Guide for Woman-Owned Businesses

It's becoming more commonly known that supplier diversity and woman-owned business enterprises (WBEs) are essential for economic success. Let’s look at a few numbers to see why.

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3 Ways Millennials are Changing Business for the Better

Millennials. A million think pieces have parsed their buying habits and economic outlook. They’ve been accused of ruining the economy and toppling traditional norms. But is their impact so bad?

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Does Supplier Diversity Help Satisfy Customers' Needs?

As supplier diversity professionals, we focus a lot on the B2B aspect of our work.

Identifying potential diverse suppliers, implementing supplier development initiatives to build a strong, sustainable, diversified supply chain—these are worthy pursuits, but let's not forget the other reason working with diverse suppliers is good for business: the consumer. 

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Do Fortune 500 Companies Only Use Diverse Suppliers?

Have you ever been asked the question: Are corporations limiting their supply chain to only diverse suppliers?

If you're reading this, then interacting and engaging with diverse suppliers is probably a part of your job description.

We supplier diversity professionals spend a lot of time talking about, thinking about, and working with minority and underrepresented businesses.

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What Makes Certain Suppliers ‘Diverse Suppliers’?

In 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) estimated that America has 28.8 million small businesses—or about 99.7 percent of all businesses in this country. According to census data, nearly a million minority-owned employee firms (businesses with more than one employee) were operating in the U.S. in 2015, the last year this data was collected. 

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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.