This session will include perspectives from academia, business and charities regarding the latest research on ethical sourcing and responsible supply chain governance. The obligations arising from the Modern Slavery Act and examples of best practice in reporting will be discussed. Professor Balch will present the latest evidence on what businesses are doing in their statements on modern slavery and how some are choosing to go beyond the minimum obligations - using the issue to rejuvenate the ethical identity/health of their business.
This event is part of the International Business Festival 2018
Confirmed panellists: Alex Balch (University of Liverpool Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery CSIS), Linn Aakvik (Programme Manager, Focus on Labour Exploitation, FLEX), Penny Street (Ethics Manager, Group Policy and Campaigns, Co-Op Group) Leona Vaughn (University of Liverpool, Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for the British Academy Project: Clothes, Children and Chocolate: Realising the Transparency Dividen), Quintin Lake (Director of Fifty Eight, Research Fellow at the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability) Libby Annat, (Ethical Trade & Environmental Sustainability Controller,) Primark.