The New Threshold of Public Accountability

Managing reputation and public expectations of transparency is a tremendous challenge for corporations today. However, by demonstrating a commitment to human rights, corporations can gain a loyal customer base looking to consume from companies they can feel good about. ...

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Public-Private Partnerships, Tool For Transparency

Public-private partnerships provide a unique opportunity to leverage resources and existing infrastructures for mutual benefit. No single organization or actor is able to solve the problem of forced labor alone, but these partnerships have the potential to drive greater and more meaningful social change....

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Federal Supply Chain Transparency Bill Introduced

The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress on Tuesday, seeking to require large public companies to annually disclose efforts to combat trafficking and labor abuses in their supply chains. The bill emphasizes the centrality of business...

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Modern Slavery & Supply Chains: A Call for Guidance

The recently passed Modern Slavery Act, made law by the United Kingdom and likely to impact more than 10,000 companies, represents a significant addition to an increasing trend of legislative driven, corporate transparency. The act, which became law on March 26, 2015, is similar to...

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Rana Plaza’s Lasting Impact

The collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory two years ago today continues to shape our understanding of how our decisions as companies, consumers, and stakeholders are interconnected. In part because of tragedies like Rana Plaza responsibility and transparency are squarely on the corporate agenda. Legislative...

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Attorney General Guidance: One Step in a Long Road

More than three years after the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) went into effect, the Attorney General of California this week released guidance for companies that need to comply with SB 657. We commend the Attorney General for clarifying the various legal...

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