Housed in the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the Global Labor Institute (GLI)—formerly the New Conversations Project—is dedicated to independent quantitative research and action on a new generation of strategies that the evidence says measurably improves labor conditions for large numbers of workers in global production.
To get there, the Global Labor Institute pulls together fragmented constituencies—brands and retailers, manufacturers, unions, farmers, civil society organizations, regulators, investors—for evidence—based conversations and decisions.
In partnership with Schroders, we report the impacts of climate change on global apparel production. In our first report, we track climate change impacts at the global, national, and factory levels. We map fashion's climate vulnerabilities across production centers, and estimate future economic damages from extreme heat and flooding. Our second report examines company-level climate risk, cost, and financing for adaption and just resilience.