Before you say, ‘Be Mine’, be mindful of forced labor risk
Posted on 02-13-2019 by Lisa Thompson

The Valentine’s Day pressure is on. What gift will you choose to express your love to your sweetheart? Chocolate, roses and jewelry usually top the list of options—and the National Retail Federation projects that spending for Valentine's Day will top $20 billion this year. Jewelry captures... Read More

'Tis the season to combat forced labor
Posted on 12-13-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Holiday traditions vary. Whether you festoon a Christmas tree with sparkly baubles and tinsel, light a menorah for Hanukkah or tackle feats of strength for Festivus, gift-giving and holiday parties are likely part of your tradition too. But these seasonal celebrations have a dark side—the risk... Read More

CONSTRUCTing a new approach to CSR
Posted on 04-06-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Environmental and social issues driving change in the construction industry Guest Post by Colleen Theron, Director Ardea Since Russia and Qatar won their bids to host the FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the construction industry has come under the spotlight for their human rights... Read More

Lessons Learned: How One Global Economist Evaluates Political and Economic Risk
Posted on 03-02-2018 by Lisa Thompson

For the latest installment of our Q&A series, we spoke with Simon Baptist of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). More than 100 economists and experts at the EIU analyze political and economic risks for some of the world’s biggest companies. As Global Chief Economist and Managing Director... Read More

Taking Stock: UN World Day of Social Justice and Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 02-20-2018 by Lisa Thompson

The relationship between social injustice—and those who turn a blind eye to it—has been recognized by great minds across the ages. “Your silence is consent,” said Plato 24 centuries ago. “He who does not oppose evil, commands it to be done,” said Leonardo Da Vinci... Read More

The Link Between Modern-Day Vices and Child Labor
Posted on 06-09-2016 by Janelle Coates

Since Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1930, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had used its authority to impound and block shipments of goods generated by forced labor only 39 times. That could change soon. This year, President Obama signed a bill that closed the “consumptive demand” loophole... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor Highlights the Need for Due Diligence
Posted on 06-09-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Today more than 168 million children aged 5-17 in work—most in horrible conditions— around the world. This Sunday, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be raising awareness of child labor hidden in supply chains during World Day Against Child Labor . These children find themselves... Read More