Afternoon Coffee: Ivalua boosts ESG effort, joins UN’s sustainability compact; Amazon Business sets dates for virtual procurement events for US, EU, Japan; e-commerce firm Gooten raises $15 million, changes leadership

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The source-to-pay suite provider Ivalua has joined the United Nations’ Global Compact to further the company’s ESG efforts and support the UN’s initiative on corporate sustainability goals.

“The way consumers, businesses and public institutions spend significantly impacts the sustainability and social agenda of supply chains globally,” Ivalua said in a press release. “By digitally transforming spend management, Ivalua’s platform empowers customers to manage their supply chain more efficiently, sustainably and responsibly to deliver better environmental and social outcomes.”

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Ivalua Founder and CEO David Khuat-Duy said Ivalua has pledged to internally have a positive social and economic impact — and also will help customers do the same with Ivalua’s solution.

“As we strengthen our global sustainability platform, Ivalua’s most impactful contribution will emerge from the successful implementation of our spend management solutions with some

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