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The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019 – a focus on Program Effectiveness

How confident are you in the effectiveness of your responsible sourcing, corporate sustainability or business risk programs? Program effectiveness is more important than ever before as we experience the trade war, reduced growth and continued uncertainty. Gain the competitive edge with the ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019 events and webinars, blog and podcasts.

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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2019

Sustainability: From Rhetoric to Results. Results require leadership. Leadership demands courage. Courage drives impact.…

  • 18-19 September 2019
  • 09:00 AM
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Leadership Series

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019 – Hamburg

Hear from leaders as they examine business challenges and external market dynamics influencing responsible sourcing programs…

  • 11 November 2019
  • 08:30 AM (CET)
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The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019 – London

Explore the tactical and strategic investments that ensure better returns and impact from responsible sourcing programs…

  • 3 December 2019
  • 08:30 AM
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Financing for a Sustainable Future: Free ESG Capacity Building for Financial Institutions – Cambodia

Join complimentary ESG training in Phnom Penh for financing a sustainable future…

  • 07 August 2019
  • 09:00 AM (ICT)
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Webinar – New Countries, New Risk: How to anticipate sourcing risks amidst the Trade War

When you reposition your supply chain, you are likely to find serious risks – and right now, you may not even know what those…

  • 10 September 2019
  • 05:00 PM (China) & 11:00 AM (ET)
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The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019 – New York

Hear from leaders in sustainability and supply chain labor and environmental responsibility as they examine business challen …

  • 1 August 2019
  • 08:30 AM (ET)
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The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019 – Hong Kong

Join industry leaders, professionals and collaborators from across Asia and beyond to examine program effectiveness…

  • 27 June 2019
  • 08:30 AM (HKT)
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Webinar – Is scalable capacity building the secret sauce to program effectiveness?

We believe that high-impact, scalable and lasting capacity building requires ongoing contact and engagement that leverages…

  • 26 Jun 2019
  • 05:00 PM (CST) & 11:00 AM (ET)
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Webinar – Factory Ownership: A journey to proactive social responsibility

Brands and retailers are increasingly accepting third-party multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) audit reports from factories…

  • 29 May 2019
  • 05:00 PM (China) & 11:00 AM (ET)
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Webinar – Cutting Through the Noise: The future of social auditing

This webinar explores the market drivers and behaviors that have historically impacted social auditing, and new and emerging …

  • 24 Apr 2019
  • 05:00 PM (CST) & 11:00 AM (ET)
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服装、鞋类和纺织业可持续发展在华论坛 Sustainable Apparel, Footwear & Textile Industry Forums

China’s apparel manufacturing sector enjoys new opportunities for growth while facing disruptive forces in the market. Factor…

  • 9 Apr 2019 & 11 Apr 2019
  • 09:00 AM CST
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Webinar – The Role of Segmentation for Program Effectiveness

Segmentation is the starting point for prioritizing your investment and engagement with your supplier base…

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • 05:00 PM (CST) & 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Towards Slavery-Free Business Forums in Australia

STOP THE TRAFFIK, Australia, in partnership with ELEVATE and others…

  • 27-28 March 2019
  • 08:30 AM (AEDT)
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Webinar – Program Effectiveness: What it looks like and why it matters

How confident are you in the effectiveness of your responsible sourcing, corporate sustainability or business risk programs? …

  • 6 Mar 2019
  • 05:00 PM (CST) & 02:00 PM (EST)
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Webinar – An introduction to gender lens investing and how to address gender equality from a finance and funding perspective (in partnership with Fair Finance Asia)

Increasing emphasis on achieving gender equality has drawn interest towards applying a gender lens to investment and funding …

  • 29 May 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (HKT)
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Webinar – The ELEVATE Update on China social insurance: What you need to know now

The Reform Plan of Collection & Management of National Tax and Local Tax was promulgated by the Chinese Government in July…

  • 19 December 2018
  • 03:00 PM (中国时间 - 普通话) & 05:00 PM (China Time - English)
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Webinar – Scorecard for Success: The power of supplier performance scorecards to improve results

Supplier performance scorecards can be a powerful tool to improve performance…

  • 5 December 2018
  • 05:00 PM (HKT) & 02:00 PM (EST)
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Sustainable Tourism Asia: Solutions for Tourism + Hospitality

Asia’s forum to drive solutions for the tourism industry’s most pressing issues, from plastics to sustainable seafood …

  • 29 November 2018
  • 08:30 AM (SGT)
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Responsible Supply Chains: the Future of Trade

In a time of uncertainty and rapid change, ELEVATE and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are focused on the future of…

  • 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2018
  • 08:00 AM (GMT)
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Modern Slavery Business Roundtables – Australia

Roundtables hosted by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia and ELEVATE…

  • 18 October 2018
  • 08:30 AM (AEDT)
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Vendor Seminar

ELEVATE Vendor Seminar – New York

ELEVATE launches its first major event targeted exclusively at vendors, agents and licensees to help you know your retailer…

  • 10 October 2018
  • 08:30 AM (EDT)
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2018 – Hong Kong

For the 12th year running, the CSR Asia Summit will bring together key stakeholders to share knowledge and best practice at…

  • 18-19 Sept. 2018
  • 09:00 AM (HKT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series – New York

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 – New York

In its ninth year, The ELEVATE Leadership Series in New York City shines a spotlight on today’s sustainability and supply…

  • 02 August 2018
  • 08:30 AM (EDT)
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Learnings from Assessments and Audits Integrated with Worker Engagement

Over 80% of factory workers in China have not raised a suggestion or complaint to management in the last 12 months, according…

  • 29 August 2018
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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False Security and Risk to Market Value: Why transparency focused programs are needed now more than ever

ELEVATE CEO Ian Spaulding and SVP Mark Jones explore the coming investor data requirements around supply chain and factors to…

  • 27 June 2018
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Supplier Ownership: The link between sentiment and performance

There are many different factors that go into a decision to invest in a proactive social responsibility program—maturity…

  • 30 May 2018
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Straight to the Source: Bottom up models for improving performance in global supply chains

This webinar introduces participants to a typical supplier’s journey in social compliance and provides practical tips from…

  • 25 April 2018
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 - Dhaka

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 – Dhaka

The ELEVATE Leadership Series will build upon the International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety and will focus on…

  • 22 April 2018
  • 08:30 PM (BDT)
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The Evolution of Audit: From transactional governance to 360º view of factory health

Traditional audits play an important role in assessing working conditions throughout the supply chain. But the role of audits…

  • 28 March 2018
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 - Sydney

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 – Sydney

ELEVATE’s signature event in Sydney, in partnership with STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia…

  • 22 March 2018
  • 08:30 AM (AEST)
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North Korean Labor in Your Supply Chain: What to know and new detection methodologies

Dedicated to bringing you topical programs with pragmatic takeaways, The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 Webinars start with…

  • 13 February 2018
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 - Karachi

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 – Karachi

The ELEVATE Leadership Series will build upon the International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety and will focus on…

  • 22 January 2018
  • 08:30 PM (PKT)
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Using Data to Predict Outcomes and Drive Deeper Supply Chain Insights

ELEVATE welcomes you to the final webinar in its 2017 Leadership Series of events and webinars framed around this year’s them…

  • 29 November 2017
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2017 – London

Stay on top of latest trends in sustainability and supply chain performance, learn and share best company practices and meet…

  • 09 November 2017
  • 04:30 PM (GMT)
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The Role of Technology to Scale Worker Engagement

Can technological advances in worker engagement promote both worker well-being and business objectives?…

  • 01 November 2017
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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The Effectiveness of Compliance-Driven vs. Partnership-Oriented Responsible Sourcing

Trying to get products to market and keep up with trends is challenging enough for brands and retailers, but imagine for a…

  • 27 September 2017
  • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2017 – Bangkok

Our summits attracts a mix of business, NGO’s, government and academia from around the world. It is the go-to regional event…

  • 26-27 September 2017
  • 09:00 AM (ICT)
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Segmentation as a Tool to Engage and Support Strategic Factories

ELEVATE is one of the leading proponents of segmentation for increased impact in responsible sourcing programs. We’ve hosted…

  • 30 August 2017
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series – New York

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2017 – New York

Stay on top of latest trends in sustainability and supply chain performance, learn and share best company practices and meet…

  • 01 August 2017
  • 04:30 PM (EDT)
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Human Rights Due Diligence: A Holistic Risk Management Approach

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework states that human rights due diligence is: “An ongoing risk management process…

  • 26 July 2017
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Exploring Audit Quality: What really matters?

How can we consistently achieve high audit quality? Learn from ELEVATE’s global quality and operational leaders about those…

  • 28 June 2017
  • 11:00 AM (EDT) 05:00 PM (CST)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series – Hong Kong

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2017 – Hong Kong

Stay on top of latest trends in sustainability and supply chain performance, learn and share best company practices and meet…

  • 27 June 2017
  • 04:30 PM (HKT)
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Trends in the Apparel Sector in Asia

Manufacturing in the apparel sector continues to diversify across Asia as companies look for alternative sourcing markets and…

  • 31 May 2017
  • 11:00 AM (EDT) 05:00 PM (CST)
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Vendor Ownership: The Multiplier Effect

Improving management systems at 20 important vendors may allow the retailer to reduce their direct interactions with 100 fact…

  • 02 May 2017
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Seeking Remedy in the Workplace: Implementing Factory Grievance Mechanisms

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) expect companies to participate in non-judicial mechanisms to…

  • 26 April 2017
  • 02:00 PM (EDT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2017 – Stockholm

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2017 – Stockholm

Stay on top of latest trends in sustainability and supply chain performance, learn and share best company practices and meet…

  • 27 March 2017
  • 04:30 PM (CET)
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Social Compliance Trends in China

Manufacturing in China has matured significantly. However, pressure for lower cost production continues to make achieving…

  • 07 March 2017
  • 02:00 PM (EDT) 05:00 PM (CST)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series – London

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2016 – London

Stay informed of the latest trends in social responsibility, voice concerns as well as share best company practices and…

  • 05 December 2016
  • 08:30 AM (GMT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2016 – Dusseldorf

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2016 – Düsseldorf

Stay informed of the latest trends in social responsibility, voice concerns as well as share best company practices and…

  • 09 November 2016
  • 08:30 AM (CET)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series – Hong Kong

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2016 – Hong Kong

Stay informed of the latest trends in social responsibility, voice concerns as well as share best company practices and…

  • 20 October 2016
  • 08:30 AM (HKT)
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2016 – Hong Kong

Bold and effective leadership – from business, government and individuals – is needed to drive the sustainability agenda…

  • 28-29 September 2016
  • 09:00 AM (HKT)
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Leadership Series The ELEVATE Leadership Series – New York

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2016 – New York

Stay informed of the latest trends in social responsibility, voice concerns as well as share best company practices and…

  • 04 August 2016
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Labor and Environment Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The recent full release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has drawn in global interest. The new trade agreement calls…

  • 16 December 2015
  • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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Measuring Program Effectiveness and Performance

With 2015 coming to a close, many are starting to think about end of year responsible sourcing performance. ELEVATE advocates…

  • 09 December 2015
  • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2015 – Kuala Lumpur

Now in its ninth year the Summit is recognised as the most innovative and thought-provoking conference on corporate social…

  • 7-8 October 2015
  • 09:00 AM (MYT)
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Preparing for Next Year’s CNY

Chinese New Year is celebrated in many ways. Some celebrate with fireworks, others with good food, family and good company…

  • 15 September 2015
  • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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Avoiding the CAP Trap

The first step towards social performance improvement starts with the corrective action plan. If done with some thought…

  • 23 June 2015
  • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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CSR Cost of Ownership

ELEVATE conducted its second social and environmental budget survey in 2014. The results suggested, and our experience…

  • 06 May 2015
  • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2014 – Hong Kong

The 2014 Summit marks CSR Asia’s 10th Anniversary. For the 500 attendees, it is an opportunity to look back and assess the…

  • 16-17 September 2014
  • 09:00 AM (HKT)
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2013 – Bangkok

Over the past 20 years many Asian countries have grown at an accelerated pace, driven by and benefiting businesses in every …

  • 17-18 September 2013
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2012 – Beijing

The CSR Asia Summit 2012 will take place in Beijing, China. Focussing on “Local Innovation for Global Challenges”, the …

  • 18-19 September 2012
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2011 – Kuala Lumpur

The CSR Asia Summit is the annual flagship event of CSR Asia which aims to be the most innovative and thought-provoking …

  • 27-28 September 2011
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2010 – Hong Kong

Running for the 8th time in 2010, the CSR Asia Summit is our annual flagship event which aims to be the most innovative and …

  • 14-15 September 2010
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2009 – Kuala Lumpur

Running for the 7th time in 2009, the CSR Asia Summit is our annual flagship event which aims to be the most innovative and …

  • 27-28 October 2009
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2008 – Bangkok

Running for the 6th time in 2008, the annual CSR Asia Summit has quickly emerged as the most anticipated corporate social …

  • 3-4 November 2008
  • 09:30 AM
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CSR Asia Summit

CSR Asia Summit 2007 – Hong Kong

Awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has certainly grown recently in Asia and the push for companies to get …

  • 1-2 November 2007
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