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Ideas in Practice: Managing the Risk of Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

10 September @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Over the past 18 months, industries with complex globalised supply chains such as fashion have had their operations tested to extreme limits. Attention, though, has focused on production and distribution challenges for industry during global lockdowns, while little has been given to impact of Covid-19 on the management of risks of modern slavery within supply chains.

In this Ideas in Practice webinar, we share insights from recent research looking at the response of UK fashion brands to the COVID-19 crisis, actions of suppliers within Indian supply chains and the tensions that the crisis exacerbates in balancing risks for buyers and suppliers alike.

A panel of experts then share their views on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis to improve the management of the risks of modern slavery within extended supply chains across various industries. What has responding to the crisis taught us about risk management, resilience and relationships with suppliers?

A facilitated discussion provides an opportunity for delegates to pose questions to the panel and to share good practice from different sectors.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Divya Singhal (Goa Institute of Management, India)
  • Dr Mark Sumner (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Dr Matthew Davis (University of Leeds, UK)

This event is part of the Leeds University Business School’s Ideas in Practice seminar series, bringing together business people, policy makers and academics. The events take place in Leeds and London where we discuss important topics and share ideas to help companies and public bodies both in the UK and globally.

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