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Innovation Forum

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Since: 29.09.2014
Sustainability Insight for Emerging Markets


Innovation Forum: Ethical Trade and Human Rights Forum - Dates Announced

20.11.2019 Share

This two-day business forum will assess how companies can develop and implement robust human rights policies. We’ll explore the practicalities of supply chain transformation and how business can adapt to comply with rapidly evolving legislation and ensure ethical, responsible and transparent supply chains.
For more information, see the conference brochure here: 
Some of the key topics that the agenda will address include:
  • The business case beyond compliance: How to drive board level action and resources
  • Evolving legislation and worldwide compliance: How companies can keep ahead of the regulatory curve
  • Effective due diligence: How to ensure practices are comprehensive, cost effective and drive better outcomes for workers
  • Investor perspectives: What really matters to investors and what do they want to see from business?
  • Engage and incentivise procurement: What works, what doesn’t?
  • Living wage: Collaboration that is driving change whilst avoiding unintended consequences
  • Consumer certification labels vs brand own-label schemes: What is the best way forward?
We will also have a mixture of in-depth case studies and interactive workshops to place an emphasis on the practicalities and realities of supply chain engagement, including:
  • Supply chain action: Leading programmes and initiatives in responsible recruitment, factory engagement and remediation
  • Tech and innovation: How AI and advances in tech are transforming audits and enabling more effective risk mapping
  • Gender empowerment, child labour and human rights defenders: What real change has occurred and what are companies doing to ensure fair, safe and equal treatment of workers?
The current speaker line-up includes senior representatives from Total, L’Oréal, AB InBev, Pirelli, Ikea, The Body Shop, FIFA, Mondelez, IHRB, Unseen, Vodafone, Fresca Group, InterContinental Hotel Group, JTI, ABN AMRO, UNPRI, Novartis, Schneider Electric, Philip Morris International, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, UPM, Freshfields and Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, with more speakers to be announced soon.
Delegate registration is now open, with a discounted launch rate available until Friday 29th November (saving £400).
Registration details can be found here: