The first order of business for the new center is to publish initial white papers and best-practice information in one to two months, Olson said.
Next, it plans to publish its first case study -- based on assessments of how products perform at test companies -- early next year.
"We are building the cases around specific challenges for procurement professionals that need to be overcome," Olson said. "We need to integrate the considerations for sustainability into core performance indicators."
While only participating BSR members will be able to have access to detailed case studies, general information will be available for public consumption.
"Any company that buys things should be able to benefit," Olson said.