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Jun

14

June 14, 2017

Supply Chain: Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

We sat down with Microsoft's manager of responsible sourcing initiatives to discuss its recent focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in the supply chain and more.

#Global Impact Sourcing Coalition #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

6

June 6, 2017

Supply Chain: Three Actions to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Apparel Sector

Three Actions to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Apparel Sector

Here's how apparel companies can take action to promote women workers' well-being and economic empowerment.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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May

11

May 11, 2017

Supply Chain: How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce

How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce

To achieve sustainability over the long term, Ethiopia’s emerging apparel industry must embed good business practice from the beginning.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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May

7

May 7, 2017

Supply Chain: How Myanmar is Building a Labor Dispute Resolution System

How Myanmar is Building a Labor Dispute Resolution System

Myanmar is following these four steps to build a process that helps to protect and enforce the rights and obligations of workers and employers.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Apr

27

April 27, 2017

Supply Chain: How Newmont Ghana Empowers Women in the Workforce, Workplace, and Community

How Newmont Ghana Empowers Women in the Workforce, Workplace, and Community

We sat down with a team from Newmont Mining to understand what a successful approach to advancing women's economic empowerment looks like in practice.

#Energy and Extractives #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

26

April 26, 2017

Supply Chain: New BSR Guidance Integrates Gender Equality into Supply Chain Codes of Conduct

New BSR Guidance Integrates Gender Equality into Supply Chain Codes of Conduct

While codes of conduct are the most widespread tools companies use to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, they don’t yet effectively frame and address the specific risks facing women.

#Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

20

April 20, 2017

Supply Chain: How Global Value Chains Push and Pull U.S. Companies on Climate Action

How Global Value Chains Push and Pull U.S. Companies on Climate Action

The push and pull of global value chains—from supplier engagement to the emergence of China as a new climate leader—will build momentum for climate action by companies in the United States.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Apr

10

April 10, 2017

Supply Chain: Beyond Today’s Conflict and Beyond Today’s Minerals

Beyond Today’s Conflict and Beyond Today’s Minerals

Companies can create conflict minerals programs with positive social impacts by broadening their geographic focus and responsible procurement efforts and deepening their transparency and partnerships to engage government.

#Energy and Extractives #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Apr

6

April 6, 2017

Supply Chain: Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Many apparel brands are starting to source from sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how they can embed responsible business practices and advance women's economic empowerment from the beginning.

#Consumer Products #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

3

March 3, 2017

Supply Chain: A New Era for Chinese Industry: Automation, Optimization, and Global Supply Chains

A New Era for Chinese Industry: Automation, Optimization, and Global Supply Chains

Chinese industry is entering a new era in which optimization of resources, labor, and cost is critical. These shifts will require major changes to the way global businesses operate in China.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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