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About SPRI

About SPRI

About SPRI

The Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative produces actionable knowledge about sustainable purchasing globally. SPRI is a cross-university collaboration between researchers in ASU’s School of Sustainability, the School of Public Affairs, Thunderbird School of Global Management, W.P. Carey School of Business and faculty in other ASU units. Our research is at the forefront of issues affecting sustainable purchasing, including the future of procurement, innovative collaborations and organization change. We engage research partners internationally to understand the facilitators and barriers of sustainable purchasing across numerous institutional settings.

Our Mission

Produce leading actionable research on sustainable purchasing through investigation, collaboration, outreach and education.

Our Core Values

SPRI operates according to five core values:

  1. Results – We produce work that leads to better decisions.
  2. Rigor – We adhere to the highest scientific and professional standards.
  3. Relevance – We are embedded within the community of practice.
  4. Accessibility – We publicize our findings widely and make them applicable to multiple audiences.
  5. Independence – We are a nonadvocacy organization.

Our Support

SPRI is grateful for the generous support that it has received from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes, ASU’s School of Sustainability, ASU’s Center for Organization Research and Design and ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation.