• Australian Institute of Management (map)
  • 7 Macquarie Place
  • Sydney, NSW, 2000
  • Australia

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: it's everybody's business (SOLD OUT)

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 area of human rights.

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 best to support your business to address these issues can be quite daunting.

This event is a joint initiative with the ACCSR, Konica Minolta Australia and PROJECT FUTURES and will provide:

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


DATE:      Friday 17th February 2017

TIME:      730am - 10am

WHERE: Australian Institute of Management, 7 Macquarie Place, Sydney

COST:     $30 per ticket (includes tea, coffee and a light breakfast) 

Tickets will be available for purchase from the 9 January 2017. Stay tuned.


Leeora D. Black, Ph.D, is founder and managing director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR). 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.


Laura McManus is a business and human rights practitioner with a keen interest in how companies and the not for profit (NFP) sector can engage in meaningful and sustainable impact.

After starting her career in NFPs, Laura turned her attention to the corporate world where she currently works with Konica Minolta as their 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.


Stephanie Lorenzo is the CEO and Founder 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.

As an experienced social entrepreneur with a background in marketing and comms, Steph's "purpose equals action" leadership approach appealed to a large and growing audience of her peers; young professionals who wanted more from their giving experience. An approach that has successfully raise over $4.4 million dollars since 2009 and supported five projects across three countries.

Thanks to our venue sponsor, the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) 100% of all tickets sales will be donated to PROJECT FUTURES to continue their work in the human trafficking space.