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Thursday March 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday March 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

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810 7th Avenue
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New York, NY 10036

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Sharon Murphy 

Welcome to the 14th Annual presentation of the

Ethical Sourcing Forum

Supply Chain Transparency: Then and Now

The Ethical Sourcing Forum is an annual summit for building and sharing knowledge on solving supply chains challenges through hands-on workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry experts.  Members of this knowledge community include companies, academics, service providers, policy makers, members of government and non-government organizations and expert consultants.

 Increasing offshored, outsourced manufacturing, increased access to information through the internet, global media and social networks, and rising regulations are changing the way companies think about Corporate Social Responsibility.  Additionally, while some companies have excelled in terms of supply chain responsible practices, many of the same problems that plagued CSR pioneers 20 years ago continue to challenge companies today.  

  What new models and large scale, 'meaningful' systems are proving most effective?  

How are companies and stakeholders resolving issues of supply chain transparency, and to what depth is reasonable?  

With transparency and increased awareness, comes increased responsibility and commitment.

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 2014 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