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Focus on Supplier Diversity: Announcing the Coupa Inclusion Initiative

  • October 21, 2020
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  • By Adena DeMonte

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  • Coupa

We are excited to announce the Coupa Inclusion Initiative—an initiative focused on making it easier for enterprises to increase their spend with diverse and inclusive suppliers. Earlier this year, Coupa acquired ConnXus, a company focused on building more diverse supply chains. ConnXus founder Rod Robinson, now vice president of supplier inclusion and diversity at Coupa, introduces us to the initiative and the next evolution of his mission in the video below:





The Coupa Inclusion Initiative provides new resources, tools, and technologies, including the launch of a diverse supplier portal that connects buyers with diverse and inclusive suppliers to drive economic impact. It focuses on enabling companies to find, select, and direct spend to hundreds of thousands of diverse and inclusive suppliers via the Coupa platform, including:


  • Helping Diverse Suppliers Strengthen and Scale: Resources such as whitepapers, videos, and certifications are available to help diverse suppliers gain the requirements needed to partner with larger companies;
  • Guiding a Successful Future: An advisory board of global diversity leaders and experts have been established to help guide Coupa to become a destination for inclusive suppliers who need mentoring, exposure, and connections with buyers; and
  • Directing Corporate Spend to Diverse Suppliers: A new, publicly available supplier portal at that will enable businesses everywhere to search and find diverse and inclusive suppliers to meet their corporate goals.  

Now within the Coupa Business Spend Management Platform, every company can make diversity and inclusion a strategic part of the business. Learn more at



Adena DeMonte is Director of Content Marketing at Coupa. She is dedicated to helping finance and procurement professionals get the most value out of their business spend and increasing supplier diversity.