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DIVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN 35 SDE is currently working in three ways: n Linking up member corporations with diverse, potential suppliers via the Supplier Diversity Europe Database; at our Business Opportunities Event at Credit Suisse, Canary Wharf on June 23rd; at ABi Associates’ Speciality Food Reception at Levantine, London on July 8th and on an on-going one-to-one basis in response to specific procurement opportunities. n Providing tailored, confidential support to each member corporation in how to make internal changes to best capture the business benefits of supplier diversity e.g., through benchmarking, regular one-to-one reviews and facilitated action plans. n Providing thought leadership on supplier diversity. SDE recently made public policy recommendations to a meeting of the UK government’s Ethnic Minority Business Task Force. Our partners Crème (Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneuship) are currently researching a groundbreaking handbook on supplier diversity in Europe, to be published in May 2009. Coming soon.. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) busines \\H[YY[x&\]\H\[\[][]H \ N]][ x)HX\\X]]H[Y[ۈ\ ̍x)\Y\]\]H\H[YHوH L[X[]XZ[ܚ]H\[\ۙ\[KZX\\ۈ  ܙ [][ܙHX]\Y\]\]H]\K܈Y\\[\\[\ۈ˜\Y\]\]H]\K]BTQHUS [YHZ‚