Online Report Launch: The Regulation of International Supply Chains (RISC)

Join us for the online launch of report and final event of the research project "The Regulation of International Supply Chains (RISC)".

The research project brings together researchers from Copenhagen Business School, BRAC University Bangladesh, Tufts University, and professionals from the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative – a Danish multi-stakeholder initiative gathering companies, business associations, trade unions, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and public institutions to promote ethical trade.


The project seeks to shed light on how social sustainability issues – working conditions and occupational health and safety – are governed in the Bangladesh ready made garment (RMG) industry. By looking at the many initiatives set in place in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza incident, the researchers seek to understand the landscape and scope of organizations and governance initiatives for social sustainability and their interactions.


A selection of the findings is presented in the attached report, aiming to make it accessible to practitioners working to improve social sustainability in the Bangladeshi RMG industry, as well as practitioners working more broadly with sustainability of supply chains. The report was launched to a Bangladeshi audience in September 2021. 


At the launch, we will present findings of the report, as well as facilitate a discussion of the approaches to - and actors in – governance of social sustainability in the BD RMG sector. 



- 1.30 Welcome by Nanna Bang, director at Danish Ethical Trading Initiative

- 1.35 Introduction of the RISC project by Jette Knudsen, Professor at Tufts University

- 1.40 Introduction of findings by Dr. Sharmin Shabnam Rahman, Associate Professor at BRAC University and Sarah Reifling Dieckmann, Advisor Ethical Trade at Danish Ethical Trading Initiative.

- 2.10 Expert panel, moderated by Erin Leitheiser, Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School

Panelists: Claus Aabling, labour rights manager at BESTSELLER and Jesper Nielsen, head of 3F International (tbc)

- 2.55 Discussion

- 2.55 Closing remarks on the event and the project, by Jette Knudsen, Professor at Tufts University

The event is closed for registration - please contact Sarah Dieckmann: 

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Dato og tid

November 29th 2021
1.30 - 3.00 PM


The event is open for all.


Overgaden Oven Vandet 10 st., København K or online

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