Resources from the Stakeholder Engagement in Light Manufacturing Conference

The following scholarly, policy and advocacy resources were discussed in the context of a two-day conference hosted the by University of Connecticut Business & Human Rights Initiative (October 5-6, 2017) and are posted here for general reference purposes. Posting does not constitute an endorsement and viewers should consult the original source organizations with questions on content.

ASPEN INSTITUTE

Leipziger, Deborah (2013). “Greyston Bakery: Combatting Poverty by Making a Profit,” Aspen Institute Business & Society Program Case Study.

BANGLADESH

Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh: http://bangladeshaccord.org/

CAHN GROUP

Better Buying: http://www.betterbuying.org/
Clear Voice Hotline: http://www.clearvoicehotline.net/amader-kotha.html

ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE

Ethical Trading Initiative (2017). Guide To Buying Responsibly: https://www.ethicaltrade.org/resources/guide-buying-responsibly

FUND FOR PEACE

Fragile States Index: http://fundforpeace.org/fsi/

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION

ILO (2017). Global Estimates of Child Labor: Results and Trends, 2012-2016. Geneva: ILO.

ILO (2017). Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage. Geneva: ILO.

MEDIA VOICES FOR CHILDREN

https://www.mediavoicesforchildren.org/

MSI INTEGRITY

Collins, Ben, Amelia Evans, Madeline Hung and Suzanne Katzenstein (2017). The New Regulators? Assessing the Landscape of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives. San Francisco: MSI Integrity and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Database to accompany above report available at: https://msi-database.org/#data

List-serve for Research network on MSIs: co-hosted by the John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College; the Graduate Institute (Geneva); and MSI Integrity. Interested practitioners and researchers are welcome to join; email (ben@msi-integrity.org)

National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

Asbed, Greg and Steve Hitov (2017). “Preventing Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains: The Fair Food Program and Worker-Driven Social Responsibility,” Wake Forest Law Review 52, 2: 497-532.

Asbed, Greg and Sean Sellers (2013). “The Fair Food Program: Comprehensive, Verifiable and Sustainable Change for Farmworkers,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change 16, 1: 39-48

Center for Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions. CHTCS Quarterly Journal 2, 3. Special issue on “Investing in Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Models” – see: https://www.chtcs.com/the-journal/

Fair Food Standards Council. Fair Food Program Report, 2011-2013. Sarasota, FL: FFSC. https://www.nesri.org/programs/campaign-for-fair-food-ciw

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Baumann-Pauly, Dorothee and Justine Nolan, editors (2016). Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice. New York: Routledge. Order info available via: https://www.routledge.com/Business-and-Human-Rights-From-Principles-to-Practice/Baumann-Pauly-Nolan/p/book/9781138833562

O’Connor, Casey and Sarah Labowitz (2017). Putting the ‘S’ in ESG: Measuring Human Rights Performance for Investors. New York: New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

OXFAM

Oxfam Future of Business Initiative (https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/oxfams-future-business-initiative)

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Fine, Janice and Jennifer Gordon (2010). “Strengthening Labor Standards Enforcement through Partnership with Workers’ Organizations,” Politics and Society 38, 4: 552-585.

Social Accountability International (SAI)

Social Fingerprint: http://www.sa-intl.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1054

UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO and COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

** The following reports were co-produced by researchers at USP’s Centro de Estudos das Negociações Internacionais (CAENI) and Columbia University:

Bartolini, Jessica, Jeremy Biddle, Rodrigo Brandão, Flavia Donadelli, Tonye Ekiyor, Erin Kang, Maria Gabriela da Rocha Oliveira, Rachel Serotta, Josephine Tumaleo (2010). Alcoa Brazil’s New Sustainability Model for Mining: An independent review. New York: Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs.

Begaj, Heriselda, Mariana Caixeta de Abreu, João Paulo Cândia Veiga, Luis Figueroa, Andrea Kramar, Sabrina Lissa Leme, Fausto Makishi, William Miller, Sara Lisa Orstavik, Maurício Pacheco, Trevisani, Trevisani, Pedro Maria Veiga, Murilo Alves Zacareli (2016). First Impact Measurement Report: a new view for the sustainable development of the Brazilian socio-biodiversity. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Beraca.

Costa, Roberta, Terah DeJong, Karina Garcia, Nathalie Sheppe, Alexa Sisk, Kimberly Smith (2012). A Model for Sustainable Palm Oil? A case study of AgroPalma. New York: Columbia University School of International & Public

Dizon, Carissa, Yu-Lan Duggan, Adriana Harvey, Katayoun Shahrokhi, Allison Strype, Saduf Syal (2008). Assessment of Unilver Brasil’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in Goias, Brasil. New York: Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs.

** The following was produced by Columbia University researchers under the supervision of Joanne Bauer:

Fulton, Taylor, Jinhwa Ha, Michael Karimian, Eva Lerner, Annalisa Castillo Meier, and Isabelle Plessis (2015). What is Remedy for Corporate Human Rights Abuses? Listening to Community Voices – A Field Report. New York: Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs.

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

US Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (2017). 2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Washington, DC: USDOL/ILAB. Full report available electronically via: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ilab/resources/reports/child-labor/findings

For background on “Comply Chain” program, see: https://www.dol.gov/ilab/complychain/

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

The U Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, UConn Library http://lib.uconn.edu/libraries/asc/collections/the-u-roberto-robin-romano-papers/

Economic & Social Rights Program: http://humanrights.uconn.edu/economic-and-social-rights-research-group/

Susan Randolph. "SERF Index and Component Rights Indices." 2017 Handout.

David Richards. "Human Rights Data Resources." 2017 Handout.

WORKER-DRIVEN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NETWORK

See various resources available on this site: https://wsr-network.org/type/tools-for-practitioners/

PDFs are available of the following:

WSR Feasibility Assessment” tool

WSR Concept Brief: Worker Education” tool

WSR Concept Brief: Monitoring” tool

WSR Concept Brief: Codes & Standards

WSR Concept Brief: Negotiating WSR Agreements with Participating Buyers

ADDITIONAL WORK REFERENCED BY SPEAKERS:

Brathwaite, John (2002). “Rewards and Regulation,” Journal of Law & Society 29, 1: 12-26.

Latonero, Mark, Bronwyn Wex, Meredith Dank, and Sasha Poucki (2015). Technology and Labor Trafficking in a Network Society. Los Angeles: University of South California Annenberg School.

Piore, Michael J. and Andrew Schrank (forthcoming 2018). Root Cause Regulation: Protecting Work and Workers in the 21 st Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (http://www.voluntaryprinciples.org/)