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A new model of supply chain industrial relations: brand and investor roles

24 January, 2023Join us at our virtual side session at the OECD Garment Forum on Tuesday, 14 February at 15:00 CET for a discussion of a new paper, "Shared Prosperity: the investor case for freedom of association and collective bargaining."

Following on last year’s side event at the OECD Garment Forum on a new model of supply chain industrial relations for the industry, this year’s panel will discuss brand and investor roles.

The session will introduce the recently published paper by the Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), Shared prosperity, the investor case for freedom of association and collective bargaining, which outlines how the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining can be used to address inequality and why these rights matter to investors.

We will also discuss how collaborative agreements between global brands and retailers and global trade unions are contributing to a new model of supply chain industrial relations. The panel will include perspectives from the garment and textile industry, institutional investors, global trade unions and the ACT initiative.

Speakers include Lisa Nathan, Senior Investor Engagement Advisor, UNI Global Union, Karin Reimerink, Corporate Responsibility Senior Director for Western Hemisphere, PVH, Tenisha Reid Elliott, Senior Associate Analyst, Columbia Threadneedle & Platform Living Wage Financials, Mira Neumaier, ACT Executive Director and Liz Umlas, Senior Advisor, Capital Strategies, IndustriALL.

Join us on 14 February, 15:00-16:00 CET