Virtual Summit 2023: recordings

Day 1 - Advancing workers' rights in public buyers supply chains: the potential of the regulatory environment


Following a welcome from Executive Director Björn Claeson and Electronics Watch highlights from the last year, this session highlighted how public buyers are setting expectations and demonstrating higher standards for human rights due diligence, with a focus on the wider regulatory environment. Featuring:

  • James Cockayne, Anti-slavery Commissioner, New South Wales, Australia
  • Robert McCorquodale, international lawyer, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, UK
  • Esty Marcu, Director, Modern Slavery Unit, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jonathan Janssens, Fair Trade Project Coordinator, City of Ghent, Belgium
  • André Siedenberg, attorney-at-law and consultant, Germany
  • Annelie Evermann, Procurement Sustainability Manager, ITDZ, Germany
  • Kristel Tonstad, Head of Secretariat, National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct, Norway
  • Kjersti Koffield, Corporate social responsibility advisor, City of Oslo, Norway
  • Olga Martin-Ortega, Senior Advisor for Remediation in Global Supply Chains, Electronics Watch (moderator)

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Day 2 - Battery supply chains: human rights violations and due diligence


Focusing on mining and battery manufacturing, the second day of the Virtual Summit explored human rights and labour rights violations in battery supply chains. Featuring:

  • Claude Kabemba, Executive Director, Southern Africa Research Watch (SARW), South Africa
  • Linda Szabó, founding member, Periféria Policy and Research Center, Hungary
  • Jo Versteven, sustainable development expert, Federal Institute for Sustainable Development, Belgium
  • Lisa Dipnarine, Senior Bus Business Development Manager, TfL, UK
  • Fabrice Warneck, Director of Monitoring, Electronics Watch
  • Rocío Paniagua, Low Emission Vehicle Programme Manager, Electronics Watch
  • Peter Pawlicki, Director of Education & Outreach, Electronics Watch (moderator)

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