Can People, Planet, and Profit Coexist? Forced Labor and Global Supply Chains

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Union Building Granite State Room
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 February 19, 2019

12:40-2:00 pm
Granite State Room | MUB
FREE and open to all.

JOIN US for this panel conversation with local and regional leaders who are working to educate about and eradicate forced labor in global supply chains.

While it is easy to celebrate the fact that unemployment in the developed world is at historically low levels, and that labor productivity around the world is rising, there remains a dark underside to the global supply chains which are responsible for many of the products we buy and consume every day including coffee, tea, chocolate and clothing.

The International Labor Organization estimates over 25 million people are exploited by forced labor practices globally and locally. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for the promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Learn about the prevalence of forced labor and ways business and policy leaders alike are helping to eradicate forced labor using innovative and ethical practices. Leading corporations today not only see this as a human rights issue, but as an issue of corporate sustainability and business competitiveness.

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