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Change or Groundhog Day? What new research tells us about what works in global labor governance

Feb 2, 2024 | Conference

Workers walking across a precarious bridge over scant water
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Conference speakers and panelists:

  • Kalpona Akter, Founder and Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity (BCWS)
  • Evangelina Argueta, Representative, General Workers Central (CGT, Honduras)
  • Angus Bauer, Head of Sustainable Research at Schroders
  • Jeff Berger, Senior Director, LRQA Sustainability
  • Michael Bride, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility - Global Affairs at PVH Corp.
  • Tenisha Elliot, Vice-President, Sustainability Analyst, Responsible Investment Team, Columbia Threadneedle 
  • John Foote, Partner Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Jason Judd, Executive Director, Global Labor Institute
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Academic Director, Global Labor Institute
  • Jasmin Malik Chua, Sourcing and Labor Editor at Sourcing Journal
  • Molly McCoy, Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, US Department of Labor
  • Amol Mehra, Director of Industry Transformation at Laudes Foundation
  • Masarrat Quader, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Global Production
  • Samira Rafaela, Member of the European Parliament for D66
  • Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice
  • Jennifer Rosenbaum, Executive Director for Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum
  • Charity Ryerson, Executive Director and Founder of Corporate Accountability Lab
  • Meghna Sarma, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, PVH Corp.
  • Duncan Scott, Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Quality - New Balance Athletic Shoe
  • Aniket Shah, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance Strategy at Jefferies Group LLC
  • Ruwan Subasinghe, Legal Director, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
  • Ben Vanpeperstraete, Senior Legal Advisor, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights


  • Groundhog Day. Or, How do we know what works to improve working conditions and advance labor rights?
  • Higher Ground? Climate breakdown and its impacts for global apparel production 
  • Combatting forced labor in global production: U.S. policy challenges, successes, and a look ahead

Conference Highlights


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