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Managing Global Supply Chains in a Post-Covid World

Date: 27 May 2021

Time: 4.30 - 5.30pm (British Summer Time)

Venue: Online

Event Details

Sponsored by Jones Day Foundation and organised by the Bingham Centre in conjunction with Prospect Magazine, join this timely event  with speakers including Nick Beighton, CEO of ASOS, and Baroness Lola Young, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion.

The event will be moderated by Harriett Territ, a partner at Jones Day Law Firm.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for businesses. As they struggle to remain profitable, they also face the imperative of becoming more sustainable and preventing exploitation within their operations, including in their supply chains.

The pandemic has highlighted existing inequalities within the global economy and seen increased calls to strengthen legislation, holding even small businesses to account for supply chain compliance.

The current legislation requires business with an annual turnover of £36m to submit a statement outlining the steps they take to prevent modern slavery in their supply chains. Industry groups and businesses, including ASOS, have called on the UK Government to introduce tighter legislation to hold businesses and leaders to account if they fail to do enough to stop human rights abuses, and while the UK Government has announced measures to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act, other countries are already going further.

The discussion will address both the challenges and opportunities for business in managing their global supply chains in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, including:

What are businesses' responsibilities to prevent exploitation in their value chain?

How do companies ensure sustainability and support human rights within their supply chains, while remaining accessible to customers and providing value for money?

Do we need a global level playing field (and then a levelling up of that playing field) to make real progress?

What are the potential regulatory options beyond mere disclosure requirements?

Does technology add complexity to supply chains, or create solutions?


Pricing & Registration


  • Harriett Territ, Jones Day Law Firm


  • Nick Beighton, Chief Executive Officer of ASOS
  • Baroness Lola Young, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion

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This webinar is free to attend, however, advance registration is required.

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