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Date: 2 February 2024
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET (conference)
          5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET (reception)
Location: ILR NYC Conference Center, 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Please plan to be in New York City on 2 February 2024 for our 2024 Conference where we can all come together for new findings and new conversations about three big topics: climate breakdown and global production, due diligence and lead firm liability, and identifying forced labor.

Like our June 2022 conference, all sessions will be plenaries with keynotes and panels with diverse perspectives—workers, employers, lead firms, policymakers, researchers and investors. Our proposed topics are below and we will share keynote speakers and discussants as they are confirmed.

Space is limited. The cost to join is USD 100. For questions or additional information, please contact


  • Executive Director, Global Labor Institute

  • Academic Director, Global Labor Institute

  • Director of Industry Transformation at Laudes Foundation

  • Partner Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

  • Sourcing and Labor Editor at Sourcing Journal

  • Founder and Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity (BCWS)

  • Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance Strategy at Jefferies Group LLC

  • Legal Director, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

  • Executive Director for Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum

  • Sustainability Analyst, Responsible Investment Team - Columbia Threadneedle Investments

  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Quality - New Balance Athletic Shoe
9AM - 10:30AM

Session 1a: What do U.S. and E.U. corporate accountability in supply chains look like?

10:45AM - 12:15PM

Session 1b: Groundhog Day, or how do we know what works to improve working conditions and advance labor rights?

12:15PM -1:15PM


1:30PM - 3:00PM

Session 2: Higher Ground? Climate breakdown and its impacts for global production

3:15PM. - 4:45PM

Session 3: Beneath the Surface: Tech hype and the end of forced labor

4:45PM - 5PM

Closing remarks

5:00PM - 6:30PM


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