January 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - ESF 2013's theme has been shaped by the changing realities of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Landscape. Knowing your supply chain, reporting on due diligence risk factors and increasing legislation are catalysts for a change in corporate priorities, emphasizing the need for a companywide strategy for sustainability.
Switching to Offense in Government- Contractors Conscripted to Join the Fight against Human Trafficking
Partner, Perkins Coie
When the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world - the U.S. government - puts its weight behind something, companies and organizations take notice. On Sept. 25, 2012 the government announced in no uncertain terms that taxpayer dollars used for government contracting were no longer to support the global scourge of human trafficking. The expectations for companies are swiftly changing and the requirements of this new order go beyond disclosure to certification of a trafficking free supply chain. By spring 2013 the new guidelines will have developed into binding regulations.
Markus Funk, a legal expert and advisor for this new regulation, will give his insights on the changing expectations for sustainability practitioners.
The Role of Government and Businesses in Fighting Human Trafficking in the United States and Around the World
Carolyn B. Maloney
Maloney is the co-chair and co-founder of the Human Trafficking Caucus. She has authored numerous bills to combat the scourge of human trafficking and sex trafficking, including: The Prevention of Trafficking of Tsunami Orphans Act of 2005;The End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act of 2005;The Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2010. In 2012 Maloney joined forces with Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn in a letter to Google questioning how the company's advertising practices addresses human trafficking.
Features Speakers: Timberland| IBM| Bloomberg LLP| American Apparel & Footwear Association| Alston & Bird LLP| Eileen Fisher| Fleishman Hillard| ILO- Better Work| McDonald's| The Walt Disney Company| US Dept. of Labor| VF Corporation| WRAP Compliance| ICCR| GC3| Foley Hoag LLP
The future of ethical sourcing is here, with progress unfolding rapidly through increasing transparency and transforming social and environmental impacts from negative to positive. ESF 2013 provides practitioners with tools and knowledge to break barriers and discover innovative new products and approaches, as well as transformative business models designed to make sustainability work for your business.
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