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 facilitate this highly interactive one-day workshop by bringing together the latest in corporate social responsibility research on labor in global supply chains and top organizations. The workshop will use new empirical data from leading firms, auditing companies, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to identify best practices for those tasked with monitoring and improving the effectiveness of their sustainable supply chain management practices.
In this active learning environment, participants will explore new theory and evidence, as well as analytical insights and challenges, to reflect on their own organizational practices. Engage in rich dialogue with industry practitioners during panel discussions as they share their first-hand experiences and insights. In guided conversations, participants will identify novel solutions that can be introduced in their organization linking compliance strategies with sourcing, and how to improve their social auditing programs with regard to corporate codes of conduct, auditing, and sourcing.
- 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
May 18, 2020
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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