Supply chains of the future

ClientEarth Summit - Day 1, The role of the law in the fight for our planet

Session 3: Strengthening corporate accountability: how can companies prevent adverse impacts in their supply chain?
9 November at 8:00am EST | 1:00pm GMT | 2:00pm CET - Duration 1 hour

Supply chains are one of the most important levers for businesses to create a positive impact in the world. How can legal frameworks ensure human and environmental rights underpin corporate decisions?

Consumption and investment can lead to human rights violations and environmental destruction in some of our most precious and fragile landscapes, sometimes thousands of miles away. Businesses should take the impact of their supply chains on people and the environment seriously — but unless this is made a mandatory requirement, there is a risk that these concerns become only secondary considerations.

There are several ongoing legislative developments, both at national level and also at EU level, to introduce mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence requirements for companies. We’ll hear from our panel on the challenges and opportunities of these ongoing developments, as well as exploring how similar laws are currently applied.

Gemma James, Head of Environmental Issues, Principles for Responsible Investment
Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Sophia Gallo, Volunteer Lawyer for Friends of the Earth France
Clotilde Henriot, Trade and Environment Lead, ClientEarth

Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director, Fashion Revolution

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  • When: London
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Not available.
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