ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019
Hong Kong — Schedule

Leaders in sustainability and supply chain labor and environmental responsibility examine the business challenges, external market dynamics, and consumer preferences influencing responsible sourcing programs in 2019. At this ELEVATE Leadership Series event, we explore Program Effectiveness and the tactical and strategic investments that ensure better returns and impact from responsible sourcing

27 July 2019

08:30 – 09:00  |  Registration and Coffee


09:00 – 09:15  |  Welcome to the ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019  |  John Yeh, ELEVATE


09:15 – 10:00  |  2019 Top Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility  |  Ian Spaulding, ELEVATE 


10:00 – 10:30  |

Data for Program Effectiveness

Speaker: Dr. Vignesh Venkataraman, ELEVATE

+ Leverage supply chain insights to manage compliance
+ What clients can say regarding how they use data to manage supply chains
+ New Data Sets – Sharing ELEVATE’s worker survey data


10:30 – 11:00  |  Coffee and Tea Break / Networking


11:00 – 12:00  |  Session

Inside Story: How the Factory “Consulting” Industry Helps Factories Cheat

Moderator: Ian Spaulding, ELEVATE
Panelists: Mr. X, Consulting Company; Kelvin Ko, Verity Consulting

+ Unethical Consultants: How One Company Does It
+ Investigations: How Pervasive is Unethical Practice?
+ A Brand’s Perspective


12:00 – 01:00  |  Lunch and Networking


01:00 – 02:00  |  Session

Making Accountability Work at the Vendor Level

Moderator: Andrew Savini, ELEVATE
Panelists: Caren Jakubaschk, C&A; Valerie Bone, PMI; Agnes Chan, Yeetung Group

+ Why it matters and what it means
+ Will sub-contracting issues & risks become a key factor
+ How to begin and where to focus


02:00 – 02:30  |  Session

Factory Improvement Part 1: Remediation & Capacity Building

Speakers: Heather Canon, ELEVATE; Jim Leung, LF.VATE

+ Varying challenges require different strategies and planning
+ Building the case for capacity building to improve factory performance
+ When and how to engage in this model


02:30 – 02:45  |  Coffee & Tea Break / Networking


02:45 – 03:30  |  Interactive Roundtables

Factory Improvement Part 2: Skill Building Workshop

+ Moving your model towards influence and improvement


03:30 – 04:45  |  Lightning Round

The Factory of the Future

Ken Law, Motherapp

Updates on Improvement in Ethical Recruitment in Migration Corridors in Asia

Jeff Bond, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Why We Subcontract: Perspectives from a Factory

Sandy Gao, JHT Group

Lightning Fast Responses When Child Labor is Detected

Ines Kaempfer, CCR CSR


04:45 – 05:00  |  Wrap Up  |  Ian Spaulding and John Yeh, ELEVATE


05:00 – 06:30  |  Networking Reception


 

27 July 2019

08:30 – 09:00  |  Registration and Coffee


09:00 – 09:15  |  Welcome to the ELEVATE Leadership Series 2019  |  John Yeh, ELEVATE


09:15 – 10:00  |  2019 Top Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility  |  Ian Spaulding, ELEVATE 


10:00 – 10:30  |

Data for Program Effectiveness

Speaker: Dr. Vignesh Venkataraman, ELEVATE

+ Leverage supply chain insights to manage compliance
+ What clients can say regarding how they use data to manage supply chains
+ New Data Sets – Sharing ELEVATE’s worker survey data


10:30 – 11:00  |  Coffee and Tea Break / Networking


11:00 – 12:00  |  Session

Inside Story: How the Factory “Consulting” Industry Helps Factories Cheat

Moderator: Ian Spaulding, ELEVATE
Panelists: Mr. X, Consulting Company; Kelvin Ko, Verity Consulting

+ Unethical Consultants: How One Company Does It
+ Investigations: How Pervasive is Unethical Practice?
+ A Brand’s Perspective


12:00 – 01:00  |  Lunch and Networking


01:00 – 02:00  |  Session

Making Accountability Work at the Vendor Level

Moderator: Andrew Savini, ELEVATE
Panelists: Caren Jakubaschk, C&A; Valerie Bone, PMI; Agnes Chan, Yeetung Group

+ Why it matters and what it means
+ Will sub-contracting issues & risks become a key factor
+ How to begin and where to focus


02:00 – 02:30  |  Session

Factory Improvement Part 1: Remediation & Capacity Building

Speakers: Heather Canon, ELEVATE; Jim Leung, LF.VATE

+ Varying challenges require different strategies and planning
+ Building the case for capacity building to improve factory performance
+ When and how to engage in this model


02:30 – 02:45  |  Coffee & Tea Break / Networking


02:45 – 03:30  |  Interactive Roundtables

Factory Improvement Part 2: Skill Building Workshop

+ Moving your model towards influence and improvement


03:30 – 04:45  |  Lightning Round

The Factory of the Future

Ken Law, Motherapp

Updates on Improvement in Ethical Recruitment in Migration Corridors in Asia

Jeff Bond, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Why We Subcontract: Perspectives from a Factory

Sandy Gao, JHT Group

Lightning Fast Responses When Child Labor is Detected

Ines Kaempfer, CCR CSR


04:45 – 05:00  |  Wrap Up  |  Ian Spaulding and John Yeh, ELEVATE


05:00 – 06:30  |  Networking Reception


 

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