Can People, Planet & Profit Coexist? Forced Labor & Global Supply Chains
February 19, 2019
12:40-2:00pm - Panel Event
Granite State Room | MUB
February 19, 2019
5-7pm - Networking Seminar
The Freedom Café, 10 Mill Rd
JOIN US for a panel conversation and networking seminar with local and regional leaders from HSI, Equal Exchange, Timberland and Hannaford.
While it is easy to celebrate the fact that unemployment in the developed world is at historically low levels, and that labor productivity around the world is rising, there remains a dark underside to the global supply chains which are responsible for many of the products we buy and consume every day including coffee, tea, chocolate and clothing.
The International Labor Organization estimates over 25 million people are exploited by forced labor practices globally and locally. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for the promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Learn about the prevalence of forced labor and how business and policy leaders alike are helping to eradicate forced labor using innovative and ethical practices. Leading corporations today not only see this as a human rights issue, but as an issue of corporate sustainability and business competitiveness.
FREE and open to all.
UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise | The Freedom Café
Thank you to our Co-Hosts
Carsey School of Public Policy
Global Education Center
NH Businesses for Social Responsibility
Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics
Students for Global Health
UNH Sustainability Institute
Thank you to our Sponsors
Seacoast Rotary Club | JJR Consulting LLC | The Darling Princess | Tim Noronha
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PERFORM FOR FREEDOM: Wednesday's 7-10pm
PFF is a performance and awareness event that supports the movement to end human trafficking. Performers offer their talent and insight in a space that helps all of us learn and remain grounded as activists. Each night opens with a scheduled performer, followed by an educational window on human trafficking and open mic performances. Sign-ups for performing begin at 7pm. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Freedom Friday Teen Nights
A night of music and activism. Come to perform or just hang out with friends and help The Freedom Café end human trafficking one ethically sourced drink at a time!
Volunteer Training - Required for current volunteers and open to the public
This monthly gathering fosters connection among our team members and provides training to further engagement and agency in the effort to fight human trafficking. See calendar events for details.
Seed to Cup Seminars: Our seed to cup seminars shine a light on the supply chain process for the delicious commodities most of us enjoy on a regular basis. Geek out on Coffee, Tea or Chocolate, get an overview of the process from Seed to Cup, experience tastes from around the world, and learn how to brew your favorite drink at home.