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Thursday March 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST
Friday March 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM EST

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810 7th Avenue
btw 52nd & 53rd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Daisy Saukila 

Welcome to the 13th Annual presentation of the

Ethical Sourcing Forum

Changing Expectations of CSR

For 13 years the Ethical Sourcing Forum – the premier industry event for building sustainable supply chains - has been bringing you incisive information and timely and innovative approaches to imbedding sustainability into corporate value chains.

Realities of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Landscape are changing towards knowing your supply chain, reporting on due diligence risk factors and increasing legislation.  This new reality is making it more important than ever for companies to have a corporate wide strategy for sustainability with support across multiple departments. Through hands-on workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry experts and best practice leaders, ESF 2013 will equip participants to proactively drive preemptive solutions, mitigate risks, improve performance and move beyond compliance with leap frog innovations and solutions.  

Attending ESF in 2013, participants can expect key solutions and answers to the following questions proliferating the CSR landscape:

  • What will be the impact on my company with the landscape trending towards disclosure of supply chain non-financial due diligence?
  • How are the new industry players in the supply chain due diligence arena having an impact achieving sustainability goals and what can I learn from them?
  • With increasing expectations of traceability and knowing origins of products, how can I better identify, manage and report on risks in my entire supply chain?
  • How do I scale up capacity building models to ascertain a deeper reach into my supply chain?
  • How do I convince internal departments and stakeholders that sustainability and compliance due diligence with supply chain sourcing are impactful on our business?
  • What hotspots are emerging around the world, and how should supply chain professionals react to them?
  • What are peer and leading companies doing about the growing expectation to have adequate visibility and assurance for chemical/wastewater management within the supply chain?
  • From the Twitterverse to global social movements, what impact could social media have on my business and the CSR industry?
The future of ethical sourcing is here now, with progress unfolding rapidly through increasing transparency and traceability while transforming social and environmental impacts from negative to positive.

ESF 2013 provides practitioners tools and knowledge to break barriers and discover innovative new products and approaches, as well as business models designed for making sustainability work within your business