Events and insight for sustainability

How business can tackle forced labor and human trafficking

26th June 2017
27th June 2017

Timeslots are provisional and exact timings may change

8.15 AM

Registration

9.00 AM

Forced labor and human trafficking in the 21st century: how does it happen?

Speakers:

Declan Croucher, senior director of advisory services, Verite

Christa Hayden Sharpe, vice president of aftercare, International Justice Mission

Facilitated by Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

9.45 AM

NGOs and campaigners: how do they plan to push companies to engage with forced labor?

Speakers:

Kate Kennedy, managing director, US Operations, Freedom Fund

David Schilling, senior program director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Andy Shen, senior legal & policy analyst, International Labor Rights Forum           

Facilitated by Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

10.45 AM

Morning break

11.15 AM

How have businesses in different sectors responded to slavery risks?

Speakers:

Jon Drimmer, vice president, deputy general counsel, Barrick Gold Corporation

Tu Rinsche, director, CSR, Marriott International

Marika McCauley Sine, global human rights director, Mars

Peter Rau, senior sustainability analyst & client training manager, Ecovadis        

Facilitated by Rachel Rigby, deputy chief, Division of Research and Policy, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labor

12.30 AM

Lunch

1.30 PM

Afternoon breakout workshops

Due diligence in US public purchasing: How does the US Government ensure it isn’t buying the products of forced labor?

Speakers:

Kevin Funk, senior program analyst, U.S. General Services Administration

Facilitated by Nick Forster, senior vice president, FSI Worldwide

 

Worker voice solutions and emerging technologies: there are loads but which really make a difference?

Speakers:

Tawny Chritton, director of social impact, CH2M

Paul Lalli, global counsel, labor & human rights, General Electric Company

Marina Colby, senior counter-trafficking in persons advisor, USAID

Beth Holzman, acting executive director, Laborlink by Good World Solutions

Facilitated by Sam Lee, manager, technology innovations, Humanity United

 

2.30 PM

Supply chain mapping: what are the best practices to identifying the most salient risks?

Speakers:

Peter Rau, senior sustainability analyst & client training manager, Ecovadis

Mike McDonnell, senior manager, supply chain sustainability, Intel

Emily Holland, associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Facilitated by Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

 

4.00 PM

Engaging governments in the fight to end modern-day slavery

Speakers:

Denis Cairney, second secretary, Embassy of Australia           

Rachel Rigby, deputy chief, Division of Research and Policy, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labor

Amy Mahoney, head of counter-trafficking and protection unit, International Organization for Migration

Facilitated by Anbinh Phan, director, global government affairs, Walmart

5.00 PM

Recruitment: can business stop forced labor at its source?

Speakers: 

Saju Mathew, vice president of regional operations, South Asia, International Justice Mission

Anna Platonova, migration and development specialist, International Organization for Migration

Mike McDonnell, senior manager, supply chain sustainability, Intel

Tony Khaw, director, social responsibility, NXP Semiconductors

Facilitated by Bob Mitchell, vice president, social & environmental responsibility, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

6.00 PM

Evening networking reception and launch of the Responsible Labor Initiative

Join our supporting partners, the EICC, for a reception to learn more about the launch of the Responsible Labor  Initiative (RLI).  After a brief introduction to the initiative, expert members of the RLI's multi stakeholder Advisory Group will be available to provide their perspectives on tackling ethical recruitment challeng

8.15 AM

Registration

9.00 AM

The evolving international legal landscape on forced labor: will the effect of the laws follow the spirit?

Speakers:

Sarah Altschuller, counsel, Foley Hoag

Jon Drimmer, vice president, deputy general counsel, Barrick Gold Corporation

Emily Holland, associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Facilitated by Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

10.00 AM

Morning break

10.30 AM

What are different US government departments and agencies doing on forced labor policy?

Speakers:

Marcia Eugenio, director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs,U.S. Department of Labor

Ken Kennedy, senior policy advisor, Forced Labor Programs, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Faciliated by Sarah Altschuller, counsel, Foley Hoag

11.30 AM

The Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act of 2015: what is it and how can companies prepare?

Speaker:

Lisa Burley, chief, Cargo Security, Carriers and Restricted Merchandise Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Faciliated by Corey Norton, import and export attorney, Trade Pacific Law

12.15 AM

Lunch

1.15 PM

Enforcement and investigation of forced labor in products: what does the process look like?

Speakers:

Jerry Malmo, director, Civil Enforcement , Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

David Etches, associate legal advisor, Criminal Law Section, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Facilitated by Jon Drimmer, vice president, deputy general counsel, Barrick Gold Corporation

 

2.15 PM

So, what’s next? How will NGOs and companies respond to legal developments within the international forced labor agenda?

Speakers:

Andy Shen, senior legal & policy analyst, International Labor Rights Forum

Sarah Altschuller, counsel, Foley Hoag

Facilitated by Ian Welsh, publishing director, Innovation Forum

3.00 PM

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