EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

Social Accountability: Human Impact on Supply Chains

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 17:15 - 18:00

Location: Sustainable Resources Theatre

People & Purpose

Overview

Companies are under increasing pressure to address the “S” of ESG in their supply chains, and to protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of individuals along all phases of operations. Hear from leaders in this space on how companies can implement socially responsible supply chain practices driven by value-led decision making, secure a social license to operate, and protect the long-term viability of their businesses.

Learnings

  • How can we better understand, measure and assess the social performance of our supply chains?
  • What opportunities and barriers exist to address pertinent risks and impacts?
  • What tools and techniques are available for facilitating sourcing from ethical suppliers as well as social compliance and transparency into practices of actors in the supply chain? Perspectives on labour rights, women in supply chains and more.

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights on why and how businesses are embracing socially responsible supply chains.
  • Rethink your industry’s state of play, and consider how internal and external stakeholders can work together to improve social responsibilities in global supply chains.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Archana Kotecha

CEO and Founder

The Remedy Project

Archana Kotecha

CEO and Founder

The Remedy Project

Archana Kotecha is recognized as a regional expert on modern slavery across the Asia-Pacific region. A UK-qualified barrister and former corporate lawyer, Archana has over 15 years of experience advising international organizations (including the UN International Organization for Migration and the UN International Labour Organization), ASEAN bodies, governments and human rights practitioners on human trafficking and forced labour laws and policies. Archana is widely published and regularly engaged as a subject matter expert by governments, business and civil society on labour exploitation in global supply chains, remediation of worker grievances, and fair and ethical recruitment, among other issues. Archana is experienced in advising global and Asian businesses on human rights policies, grievance procedures, human rights due diligence and modern slavery and ESG disclosures. In 2017, Archana was named one of the top ten innovative lawyers in Asia Pacific by the Financial Times and she is also an alumnus of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program run by the US Department of State. She is regularly named as an influential changemaker and was most recently named one of Asia’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs by APAC Entrepreneur.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Greater awareness and engagement with the “S” in ESG

Anita Lo

General Manager

ICTI Ethical Toy Program

Anita Lo

General Manager

ICTI Ethical Toy Program

Anita Lo is the General Manager of IETP, a specialist responsible sourcing program. She is responsible for overseeing the Asia operations, monitoring the development & implementation of a robust Supplier Certification, advancing a wide range of capability-building programs to drive supply chain sustainability, and leading scalable worker wellbeing initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  1. Engage more businesses to foster collaboration in the supply chain on worker wellbeing and decent work to mitigate labour risks & create better lives for workers
  2. Showcase Family-friendly Workplace and Gender Equality Program are scalable and adaptable for suppliers from all sizes & sectors

Michelle Wei

VP & Deputy General Counsel

Flex

Michelle Wei

VP & Deputy General Counsel

Flex

Michelle Wei is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Flex. Flex (Reg. No. 199002645H) is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to diverse industries and end markets.

Michelle’s primary responsibilities are managing a wide range of legal issues in Asia region which include corporate governance, commercial contracts, procurement, disputes management, compliance, M&A, new investment, labor & employment and other regulatory areas.

Prior to joining Flex, Michelle worked with law firms in China and New York. She was also trained at a solicitor’s firm and a barrister’s chamber in London. She is admitted to practice law in China and New York State.

Michelle served as secretary and director of Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (“HKCCA”). She is a co- chair of the Law Committee at American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (“AmCham HK”).

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