PART 2 OF THE SPEAKER SERIES

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: IT'S EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS

Brisbane Event

Regardless of size, sector, location or structure, it is becoming increasingly important for Australian Businesses to align their operations and strategies with global standards that support action in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Negative human rights impacts can occur at any level of a business' supply chain - from direct suppliers to several layers of sub-contractors that supply products and raw materials - but, knowing how to best support your business to address these issues can be quite daunting.

As a joint initiative between the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR), Konica Minolta Australia and PROJECT FUTURES, this event will provide:

  • A deeper understanding of your corporate social responsibility to address human rights issues in your business
  • A practical application of how to review your supply chains, take action to implement changes and how best to leverage meaningful charity partnerships
  • A connection to the issue and people affected by human trafficking and slavery

EVENT DETAILS

Date:                          Wednesday 10 May 2017

Location:               Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Brisbane

                                       Level 16, 40 Creek Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

Time:                        730am - 10am

Cost:                        $30 per ticket (includes tea, coffee and light breakfast thanks to Cuisine on Cue)

100% of ticket sales will be donated to PROJECT FUTURES thanks to the generosity of our event partners and venue sponsor, the Australian Institute of Management.

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OUR SPEAKERS

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Leeora D. Black, Ph.D, is founder and managing director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility.  Leeora is a globally recognised CSR and sustainability expert and has more than 30 years’ experience in helping organisations adapt to their changing environments.

Leeora works with senior managers and executive teams to create effective corporate and stakeholder strategies and build management capabilities. She is passionate about nurturing the development of the CSR profession and she works to transfer knowledge and skills to facilitate continuous improvement for clients and colleagues both during and after engagements.

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Laura McManus is a business and human rights practitioner with a keen interest in how companies and the non-for-profit (NFP) sector can engage in meaningful and sustainable social impact.

After starting her career in NFPs, Laura turned her attention to the corporate world where she currently works with Konica Minolta as Ethical Sourcing Lead. In this role Laura has developed and is implementing the company’s Ethical Sourcing Roadmap, as well as overseeing their Human Rights Position Statement and advocacy efforts. Laura is an advocate for smart regulation and supports growing calls for transparency in supply chains legislation in Australia. She regularly contributes to national and international dialogues on business and human rights. 

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Renee Anschau is the Partnership Manager of PROJECT FUTURES, a not for profit working to end human trafficking, slavery and exploitation by partnering with established projects in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Renee started her career in media and marketing before using these skills to pursue her passion for social justice in the not for profit sector. Over the past 18 months, Renee has led the development and growth of the PROJECT FUTURES' corporate partnership portfolio; advocating for a more meaningful and strategic approach to corporate social responsibility, while also increasing visibility and facilitating conversation with business around the growing importance of reviewing their supply chains .


We would like to acknowledge our venue sponsors, the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and Cuisine on Cue, in providing a venue, refreshments and an MC for this event.

Thanks for their generosity, 100% of all ticket sales can be donated directly to PROJECT FUTURES to continue our support of projects in the Asia-Pacific region that work to prevent, support or empower victims and survivors of human trafficking, slavery or exploitation.