Robert Alexander Novack, Thesis Supervisor John C Spychalski, Honors Advisor
Supply Chain Framework Risk ESG
Consulting firms are constantly looking to modernize their portfolio of tools used to analyze supply chain risk. One of the new trends in business is the concept of ESG (Environmental Social Governance). Now, there are no publicly available frameworks for analyzing and reporting on ESG risk in supply chains. The purpose of this thesis is to create a framework that analyzes the impacts from supply chain operations in the ESG realm and then evaluates risks associated them.
In this framework, first the potential impacts a supply chain may have across the three sectors of ESG are defined. Then, the supply chain in question can be paired with the impacts associated with its’ operation and then the level of risk can be assessed. The framework was created through research on frameworks in other areas of business along with advising from an industry consulting firm. The result is a framework that can be used to analyze, categorize, and evaluate risks related to ESG topics in an organization’s supply chain.