SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Making what’s good for workers work for business

Rosey Hurst (Impactt)

Date: 15 October 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 15 October 2014Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Seminar

Brands and retailers have long been looking for the silver bullet to solve the problems of social compliance in their supply chains. Audits, training and ‘beyond auditing’ approaches are all much discussed, and the flaws and benefits of each are increasingly understood. However, workers around the world are experiencing increasing levels of exploitation, working ever harder for wages which can buy them less of what they need. The tragedies in Bangladesh demonstrate all too clearly that current approaches have not been able to achieve a transformation in the ability of many factories to be good businesses providing good jobs for their workers.  Rosey Hurst will discuss new ways of delivering better jobs for workers which develop a virtuous circle of competitive businesses, skilled, well-paid, safe and loyal workforces and higher quality and efficiency.

Rosey Hurst is the founder of Impactt, which aims to make what works for workers work for business.  Rosey never completed her Masters in Development Studies at SOAS.

Organiser: Dr Anna Lindley

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