Sarah Watt

Sarah Watt

Sr Director Analyst
Sarah Watt is Research Director with Gartner's Supply Chain Group. Ms. Watt's research interests include sustainable supply chain, circular economy, talent management and diversity and inclusion.

She helps Gartner clients to find more effective ways to apply sustainability principles within the supply chain based on organizational values and product offering. Her work aims to show how embracing sustainability can be profitable for business, while also being good for the planet. She also works with supply chain leaders to link their business strategy to their talent management requirements. Her interests include talent acquisition, retention and succession management. She also has experience in diversity and inclusion as one of the enablers for strong talent management.

She has more than 10 years of experience in Sustainability within a large corporate environment. She is a Chartered Environmentalist, IEMA, 2018.
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Monday, 13 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST
(06:30 AM - 07:15 AM CDT)
CSCO Roundtable: How Are You Factoring Environmental Impact Into Your Supply Chain Decision Making?

Sustainability is a core pillar in the long range strategy for most supply chains, yet the tactics that are needed to deliver on the strategies are still unproven for many firms. In this session, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and discuss what is (and isn’t) working as supply chain’s augment decision models with environmental factors.

Monday, 13 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST
(08:00 AM - 08:30 AM CDT)
Purpose-Driven: Doing Well, by Doing Good

What role should supply chain organizations play to enable the organization's purpose? Combing research, case studies and interviews, we will show how creating a purpose-driven supply chain is not only positive for shareholders, but also enables improved supplier relationships and employee engagement. We will get behind the hype around the notion of being purpose-driven, and show how this concept can deliver value.

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST
(06:30 AM - 07:00 AM CDT)
What to Do When Stakeholders Want You to Save the World?

The expectations around company sustainability performance continues to increase as stakeholder pile on the pressure and markets start to include sustainability in the valuation of companies. A lot of pressure for sustainability performance falls on CSCOs, as supply chains have a significant environmental and social impact. In this breakout, we will share key sustainability trends, governance structure and enablers to accelerate the strategy while also looking at the role digital technology plays to enable a sustainability strategy.

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:45 PM CEST
(08:00 AM - 09:45 AM CDT)
Research Discussion: Shaping Disruption - A New Strategy for Supply Chain Risk Management

CSCOs are struggling to keep up with an unprecedented number of regional and global risks disrupting their supply chains. In this highly interactive session, we will explore how organizations leverage agility, resilience and visibility to respond to events, and a powerful new approach that empowers the supply chain to shape the risk environment itself.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.