New Conversations Project: Sustainable Labor Practices in Global Supply Chains

Photograph of Dignity factory workers producing shirts for overseas clients, in Accra, Ghana

Housed in the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the New Conversations Project is dedicated to independent research and action that answers this question: If our goal is supply chain labor relations and business practices that end abusive labor practices, what do private and public regulation systems need to look like in the 21st century? 

To answer this, NCP pulls together fragmented constituencies—brands, suppliers, unions, civil society, governments, investors—for evidence-based conversations and decisions. The goal is a new generation of strategies that the evidence says can produce better outcomes for large numbers of workers.

Read the Project Overview of the New Conversations Project here (PDF, 838 KB).