Eradicating Slavery – a Corporate and Consumer Responsibility

This week KnowTheChain.org marks one year since the site launched. In just twelve months, KnowTheChain has received more than sixty thousand page views. We’ve heard interest from investors, consumers, and journalists, in addition to direct engagement with companies leading to improved transparency statements. Meanwhile, policy...

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Corporate Sponsorships: What story is your brand selling?

Companies are more than their products; they are the stories and feelings that are associated with their brands. International sporting events represent a unique opportunity for corporations to showcase their international status while connecting their brand to a shared sense of unity and achievement. Now that...

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Fulfilling SB-657’s Promise

When I was working in Congress on what became the Trafficking Victims Protection Act back in 1999, we congressional staff paid little attention to the role of companies and their global supply chains in forced labor and human trafficking. We tended to focus more on...

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Lights, Camera … a Call for Action

Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.” I wondered how those words resonated across the globe? How...

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Trending Now: Transparency

I live in Los Angeles, a city of self-proclaimed foodies who frequent farmers markets for locally grown organic produce.  For the good of the environment and for their own health, my friends will happily spend a Saturday afternoon picking out pesticide-free kale grown within a...

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