Ensuring ethical and sustainable labor practices
Sarosh Kuruvilla, ILR Professor and Academic Director of the New Conversations Project on Sustainable Labor Practices in the Global Economy, will present new research that combats the ineffectiveness of private regulation programs with respect to standards in global supply chains. His solutions address the root cause with three main field-level issues: practice multiplicity, behavioral invisibility and causal complexity.
This interactive one-day program will show how evidence-based decision-making using rigorous analysis of corporate supply chain data can lead to the integration of sourcing and compliance, as well as the development of predictive models that will improve overall private regulation effectiveness. Through panel and group discussions with industry leaders and experts, participants will share their first-hand experiences and insights and identify approaches to bring back to their organizations to link compliance strategies with corporate codes of conduct.
- Discover barriers to progress for sustainable labor in global supply chains
- Identify best practices and evidence-based research recommendations to improve your own organization's performance
- Utilize evidence-based decision-making to link compliance strategies with sourcing opportunities
- Identify tangible action steps to improve social auditing programs and align them with corporate codes of conduct
ILR New York City Conference Center
570 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Who Should Participate
Mid-to-senior level leaders tasked with corporate social responsibility, sustainability, compliance, and/or supply chain management. NGOs and corporations working in labor compliance, auditing, and labor standards.
Recognition of Achievement
Certificate of Completion from the Cornell ILR School
Examine the current state of effectiveness of global companies' private regulation programs with respect to labor practices
Explore the evidence of progress, the rationale for failing to report progress, and barriers to success
Build an analysis of your own organization's programs and approach
Directed Group Discussion
Learn ways to improve private regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility programs that are focused on labor issues
Assess whether standards in Codes of Conduct are "internalized," how auditing can be improved, and the role of multi-brand collaboration
Examine how "niche" institutions help, and how to utilize data gathering and analysis tools
Panel Discussion and Q&A with Leading Industry Practitioners
Identify strategies for effectively integrating sourcing and compliance inside global companies
Analyze a case study reflecting the challenges and solutions implemented by a leading firm
Examine the role of predictive analysis and evidence-based decision making
Directed Group Discussion
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