Human rights and trade | Weekly podcast

The supply chain human rights risks to watch for from Covid-19 impacts

This week: Phil Bloomer, executive director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, discusses with Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh some key impacts for companies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Bloomer describes how it’s the suppliers of big brands – in, for example, the apparel sector – who will ultimately suffer as orders are cancelled and workers laid off, or exploited. More positively, he argues that the crisis does mean that many supply chains become more transparent – such as the rubber gloves manufacturing sector in Malaysia – as consumers take more interest in them. 

Plus, all the news about Innovation Forum’s upcoming spring online conference series. 

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