Assent will bring together sustainability leaders to tackle the greatest challenges in product compliance and ESG 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, July 10, 2024 – Assent, Inc. (Assent), a leading solution provider in supply chain sustainability management, announced that Evolve 2024 will be held this year on October 9-10 in Nashville,TN. With the theme of “Fresh Perspectives to Spark Supply Chain Sustainability,” attendees will connect with peers as well as regulatory and compliance experts to delve into the intricacies of supply chain sustainability management, product compliance, and ESG for manufacturers.

Evolve brings together hundreds of manufacturers, regulatory experts and business innovators to address the challenges of navigating the changing regulatory landscape and its impact on supply chain sustainability program design, risks and strategies. Assent will also unveil the winners of Assent Achieve, the company’s inaugural customer awards program celebrating excellence in supply chain sustainability management. 

“At Evolve 2024, we will unpack the complex regulatory landscape and provide manufacturers with unparalleled access to sustainability experts who understand how to minimize risk in the supply chain,” said Cally Edgren, Vice President, Sustainability at Assent.. “I look forward to leading several engaging sessions at Evolve to help attendees create forward-thinking product compliance programs and better understand global regulatory trends to help protect market access and beyond.”

In line with this year’s theme of “Fresh Perspectives to Spark Supply Chain Sustainability,” keynote speaker Josh Linkner will headline the North American event with his presentation, titled “The Innovative Leader: A Modern Framework to Lead with Confidence in the Face of Uncertainty and Change.” Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author of the book Disciplined Dreaming, as well as a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor. 

“I’m excited to participate in Assent’s Evolve event where innovative sustainability leaders from all levels of  complex manufacturing are coming together to drive important change in the world,” said Josh Linkner. “I look forward to sharing a proven game plan to navigate uncertainty and disruption through creativity, agility, and resilience with this passionate audience.”

Assent regulatory experts, including Cally Edgren and Jared Connors will  lead a variety of sessions, providing attendees with valuable insights into critical regulatory issues they’ll be facing in the coming year, including PFAS, and provide an insider perspective on how to scale a program to stay ahead of disruption. 

Evolve 2024 will also host a closing keynote “The Realities of Risk” moderated by Assent’s General Counsel, Tanya Weston and panelists including Lynn Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell. Lynn’s background includes experience with issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, and risk communication.

Additional speakers joining the conferences include Kim Knickle, Research Director of the ESG & Sustainability practice at Verdantix, and a set of Assent clients, who will share their insights into supply chain engagement. 

“I’ve always found Assent’s events to be both valuable and entertaining. I look forward to joining this year’s Nashville Evolve event to both share my newest insights and learn from my supply chain sustainability peers,” said Assent client Will Janisch, Sr. Manager of Global Environmental Compliance at Baxter International, who will join the North American panel presentation. 

Tickets at our Summer Savings prices are available now. Visit: to register. 

About Assent Inc. 

Assent provides a leading supply chain sustainability management solution that supports manufacturers across the globe in addressing their product compliance and ESG needs. Founded in 2010, the company helps manufacturers collect and manage the supply chain data needed to meet environmentally and socially responsible product standards. With advanced technology and deep regulatory expertise, Assent enables companies to collect data that is aligned with regulations and industry standards to manage risks, accelerate market access, and foster sustainable practices.

Media Contact: Katie Padilla, or (202) 845-4982.

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