About

Larry Berglund | SCMP | MBA | FSCMA

Larry’s supply chain expertise includes leadership positions in the forest industry, public health care, municipal government, university operations, academia, and consulting services in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Larry is a speaker of note at national and international conferences.

Larry was fundamental with drafting and implementing the first ethical and sustainable procurement policy in Canada for the City of Vancouver.

He’s written several books on a variety of supply chain subjects including: It’s the People, Not the Paper: Managing Contracts and Measuring Performance for Professionals. He is also the author of Plan It for Our Planet: Social Procurement Practices, Policies, Principles and Plans for the Supply ChainGood Planets Are Hard To Buy: A Management Handbook for Creating Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability Principles and Supply Chain Excellence; and Food, Finance, and Philosophy: A Role for Supply Management in Corporate Social Responsibility.

His 5th book is titled: ESG in Business: How Environmental, Social and Governance Practices are Changing the Purpose of Business.

To order a PDF copy of It’s the People, Not the Paper, email directly to Larry at lberglund@prezplus.com Terms and conditions are available.

To order a PDF copy of ESG in Business, at NO CHARGE, see the offer below.

Many leading companies and organizations have utilized the services of Larry Berglund, including:

Abbotsford School District; Accenture Business Services; Athabasca University; Auditor General for Local Government; APICS; BC Automobile Association; BC Construction Association; BC Hydro; BC Social Procurement Initiative; Bruce Power; Buy Social Canada; Capilano University; Certified General Accountants; Capilano University; City of Edmonton; County of Dufferin; Delta School District; Department of National Defence; Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Finning Canada; City of Kamloops; City of Penticton; City of St. John, NB; City of Trail; Cloverdale Paint; Hudbay Minerals; Institute of Supply Chain Management; Justice Institute of BC; Klondike Lubricants; Langley School District; Main Street Group; Municipality of North Cowichan; National Education Consulting Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission; The Procurement School; Province of Alberta; Resort Municipality of Whistler; Social Enterprise Institute; Supply Chain Canada; Thompson Rivers University; United Nations; West Fraser Timber; World Bank; The University of British Columbia; and the University of the Fraser Valley; Yukon University, to name a few.

Larry has successfully integrated corporate social responsibility and social procurement values into supply management strategies and operations. He has drafted policies, affected change in public organizations and influenced practices in many companies.

Larry has facilitated workshops for the United Nations staff in Italy.  In 2019, he was thrilled to be inducted into the Athabasca University Faculty of Business Hall of Fame. In 2021 he was recognized with an Honourary Life Membership by the SCC BC Institute.

Larry was honoured to present to the World Bank group in Washington DC in March 2020, leading great discussions on social procurement practices.

ESG in Business

Read Larry’s new book:

ESG in Business: How Environmental, Social and Governance Practices are Changing the Purpose of Business©

This book is Larry’s Legacy Project. He has committed to updating the content on a monthly basis, at NO CHARGE. This will ensure the latest strategies, business practices, and technologies are available to the reader. ESG practices are constantly evolving to reflect values and stakeholder interests. There is no finish line!

Version: 15.0 May 2024