The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010), the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015), and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (2016) belong to an ever-increasing set of laws which has turned the spotlight on human rights issues within companies and their supply chains.
Join iPoint and AnnieCannons, a leading NGO in the field, on April 21, 2016, for a free webinar to get an overview of current regulations and NGO perspectives on anti-human trafficking and modern slavery. During this one-hour webinar, experts from the field with hands-on experience in grassroots and legislative efforts will provide insight into the different types of human trafficking and modern slavery, definitions, legislation, and regulations, what companies are doing to comply, and what services are available for supporting your compliance efforts.
Webinar attendees will learn about:
• The existing legislation and regulations that affect supply chains
• Services that are available to assist in these compliance efforts
• What companies can do in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery
The webinar presents a unique opportunity to learn from AnnieCannons cofounder Laura Hackney, one of the most respected individuals active in engaging survivors and companies in supply chains.
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2 PM Eastern Time.
Laura Hackney, AnnieCannons, Inc.
Laura Hackney is the Executive Director and Cofounder of AnnieCannons, Inc. She runs the organization’s training program to teach survivors of human trafficking coding and other skills demanded by today’s technology companies. In addition to this training, AnnieCannons, Inc. provides employment opportunities for graduates by securing contract development work from corporations and small businesses. Previously, Hackney was the manager of the Program on Human Rights at Stanford University where she led research initiatives on human trafficking, women's rights, and public health. At Stanford, she also worked as the Senior Research Associate for Stanford’s Anti-Trafficking Project in the Mekong Sub-Region and as a Program Associate for the Freeman Spogli Institute’s International Policy Implementation Lab. Her work focused on the connections between regional and cross-border irregular migration practices, gender dynamics and changing immigration policies in China, Myanmar, and Thailand. Specifically, she extensively investigated the issue of trafficking Burmese women and girls into the marriage market of China. In the United States, she worked with the Human Trafficking Task Force within the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and supports many local Bay Area anti-trafficking groups. She holds a Master’s degree from Stanford University, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tolga Yaprak, iPoint Inc.
Tolga Yaprak, Senior Consultant, Compliance & Social Responsibility at iPoint Inc., is a subject-matter expert on Conflict Minerals and CSR. His various presentations and publications focus on the effects of CSR and the US Conflict Minerals regulation on companies. Tolga served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer and holds a BA in International Studies and Political Science from Michigan State University. Tolga also holds a MBA from Eastern Michigan University.