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2017 Stakeholder Conference

Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:00am – 11:59pm

Repeats daily until 10/06/2017.

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center

2017 Conference on “Protecting Rights at the End of the Line: Stakeholder Engagement in Light Manufacturing” October 5th - 6th, 2017 Storrs Campus Dodd Research Center

Co-organized by the Human Rights Institute, the Dodd Center, and the UConn School of Business

This conference explores the challenge of stakeholder engagement in contemporary light manufacturing. Workers in this sector are among the most vulnerable, firms experience some of the greatest competitive pressures, and communities find it difficult to negotiate with companies given the diffuse nature of related supply chains and the risk that making demands will simply push highly mobile firms to leave empowered communities. Existing academic research and policy innovation on stakeholder engagement has focused disproportionately on advances in the extractive sector, and this conference fills a critical gap by focusing on people at the end of the light manufacturing supply chain. Panels will include participants who have explored stakeholder engagement through policy frameworks such as the United Nations Principles on Business & Human Rights, through firm-level and industry-wide monitoring and compliance programs (such as labor rights certification), and through direct involvement in brokering and/or evaluating multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Contact:

Lyndsay Nalbandian, Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

Human Rights Institute (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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