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Responsible Supply Chains: the Future of Trade

  • London
  • 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2018
  • 08:00 AM (GMT)

Co-hosted by ELEVATE and ETI

In a time of uncertainty and rapid change, ELEVATE and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are focused on the future of trade and understanding the evolving relationship between business and human rights.

Our upcoming event will include analysis of key sustainability trends, the future of business models and leadership and explore new models of collaboration. Breakout sessions and learning activities on both days will enable you to interact and share insights on the key challenges facing responsible business and how leading companies are responding.

Podcast – ELEVATE CEO Ian Spaulding and ETI Executive Director Peter McAllister discuss the evolving relationship between business and human rights.

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Benefits of attending

  • Cross industry discussions
  • Shared learnings for solutions and programs that are delivering transformation now
  • Learn what are the distractions and what is driving real impact
  • Understand the legal and compliance context, risks and emerging challenges
  • Network with industry influencers who are future proofing trade
  • Speakers from the boardroom, the field and the workforce. From policymakers, multi-stakeholder initiatives and more…

This is the event you’ve come to trust for open, frank dialogue and pragmatic approaches that are ready for rollout. We’ve processed the learnings from recent years, and today, we’re focused on collaborating with ETI to highlight the approaches that are delivering transformation now.

We hope you’ll join us in London.


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Event speakers

Ian Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer, ELEVATE

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Peter McAllister

Executive Director, ETI

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Ansgar Lohmann

Head of CSR Department, KiK

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Bettina Reinboth

Head of Social Issues, PRI

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Erin Lyon

Director, Europe, ELEVATE

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Erinch Sahan

Head, Future of Business Initiative, Oxfam

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Frederique Desroches

Social Impact & Inclusiveness Manager, Cycles and Procurement, Danone

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Martin Hallberg

Children’s Rights and Business Atlas Manager, Global Child Forum

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Rachel Wilshaw

Ethical Trade Manager, Oxfam GB

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Rebecca Prentice

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sussex

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Rubana Huq

Managing Director, Mohammadi Group

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Simon Steyne

Senior ILO Adviser on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

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Karamat Ali

Joint Director, PILER

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Heather Canon (Franzese)

Vice President, Worker Engagement, Laborlink

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Juliet Edington

Buyer Engagement, Better Work

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Juliane Reinecke

Professor of International Business & Comparative Management, Kings College London

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Jeroen Beinaert

Project Coordinator Forced Labour and Trafficking, International Trade Union Confederation (ILO)

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Baroness Lola Young

Peer, House of Lords

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Janet Ruto

Gender Empowerment Manager at James Finlay Kenya Limited

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Inés Renobales Fernández

Social Sustainability, Inditex

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Caroline Downey

Executive Director, Women Working Worldwide

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Alison Tate

Director of Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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Wilbert Flinterman

Senior Advisor Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations, Fairtrade International

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Kadir Uysal

Country Programme Manager, Turkey, ETI

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Valiant Richey

Acting Special Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Trafficking in Human Beings

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Frank Hoffer

Executive Director, ACT

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Linda Ingolfsdottir

Strategy Lead for H&M Group’s Fair Jobs Strategy

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Jennifer Zerk

Consultant and Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

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Marcela Manubens

Global Vice President for Integrated Social Sustainability, Unilever

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Mark Goldring

Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam

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Chidi King

Director of the Equality Department at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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Stephen Russell

Policy Officer, EU & International Relations Department, Trade Union Congress (TUC)

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Evelyn Astor

Policy Officer, ITUC

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Carlos Lopez

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

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John Evans

Former General Secretary Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD + Chief Economist ITUC

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Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

Senior Economist, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Founder, Fair Wage Network

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Yann Wyss

Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Impact, Nestle

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David Pettet

Senior Manager Human Rights, Reckitt Benckiser

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Dan Murray

Commercial Director, Sedex Global

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Jelena Stamenkova van Rumpt

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments

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Christine Chow

Director, Hermes Investment Management

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Doug Cahn

Co-founder, Better Buying

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Mark Robertson

SVP, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, ICTI Ethical Toy Program (IETP)

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Tony Murphy

Institute for the development of employees advancement services (IDEAS Institute)

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Kristina Stonjeková

Advisor Responsible Investment, MN

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Harsh Saini

Executive VP of Vendor Compliance & Sustainability, Li & Fung

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Mark Heath

Deputy Director for Business Change, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)

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Subathra Vaidhiyanathan

Previously Head of Corporate Responsibility, New Look.

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Peggy Herrmann-Ljubicic

Head of Corporate Partnership, Terre des hommes foundation

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Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer, C&A

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Fleur van den Heuvel – Meerman

Senior Policy Advisor, SER Netherlands

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Dorothy Lovell

Policy Analyst in the Responsible Business Conduct team at the OECD

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Leslie Shull

Global Compliance Director, Delta Galil

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Steve Gibbons

Director, Ergon Associates

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Demi Smoloktou

Group Responsible Sourcing Manager, Travis Perkins.

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