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ESG issues such as workforce development and resilient supply chains, upskilling workers to foster digital growth, and cooperation on responsible extraction of resources are mentioned throughout the White House’s statement on the newly inked Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the United States and Vietnam.
With this exciting milestone in mind, AmCham’s ESG Committee would like to invite AmCham members to an event on Responsible Manufacturing and Supply Chain Transparency with Guest Speaker Bennett Freeman, who has global expertise in advising industry leaders in responsible business and labor issues and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under President Clinton.
The event will include a fireside chat with Bennett Freeman, as well as a panel discussion with industry leaders from Vietnam to give practical advice in some pressing issues in cross-border trade between Vietnam and the United States such as traceability in raw materials like cotton, ethical sourcing and supply chain, and understanding some important regulations such as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act which has implications for the garment, footwear, electronics, and solar panel industries.
The discussion will include time for Q&A and will be followed by a networking coffee/tea break for all participants.
Join us on October 3rd at The Reverie Saigon from 9:00 – 11:00 am for this event.
Target audience: AmCham member companies and wider international and Vietnamese business community
|8:30 AM||Registration & Refreshment|
|9:00 AM||Welcome remarks|
|9:15 AM||“Global viewpoint on optimizing responsible supply chains in Vietnam” Fireside Chat with Bennett Freeman|
|9:45 AM||Panel: “Practical applications of responsible manufacturing and supply chain transparency”|
|10:15 AM||Tea break|
|11:00 AM||Event ends|
|AmCham Members: VND 650,000 | Non-members: VND 800,000|
|Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.|
Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
Chair, Advisory Board, Global Witness
Over the last two-plus decades of a four-decade career, Bennett Freeman has worked at the intersection of governments, international institutions, multinational corporations, responsible investors, and NGOs to promote labor rights and sustainable development around the world. An innovative leader in the fields of business and worker rights as well as responsible investment, he has played critical roles in founding and building multi-stakeholder initiatives and global standards to strengthen corporate accountability.
Freeman is currently Associate Fellow in the International Law at Chatham House. He consults for major corporations, foundations and NGOS through Bennett Freeman Associates LLC and as a Senior Advisor for BSR, Senior Advisor to Critical Resource and Strategic Partner of RESOLVE. Previously he was Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy for Calvert Investments (2006-15); Managing Director and Senior Counselor, Global Corporate Responsibility, Burson-Marsteller; Principal, Sustainable Investment Strategies; and a Clinton presidential appointee in three positions at the U.S. Department of State, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Founder and Strategic Advisor, Respect Vietnam
International Expert in Design Strategy, Organisational Excellence & Manpower Development; Master of Professional Studies MPS Cornell University with Major in HR/OD Development & Labor Relations, Founder of Respect Vietnam & Weatwork.co, Author of Lean Governance Solution Packages THE KNOW, OPC, WE@WORK
Partner & Consultant, Raise Partners
Van is a partner at Raise Partners, a new collaborative consulting practice bringing together expertise to share with organizations that contribute to the betterment of humanity. She has 20 years of experience working in both the private sector in branding and communications and the nonprofit sector in fundraising, communications, and program management. In particular, she has extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising and program strategy, strategic marketing and communications planning and delivery, grant writing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and donor and stakeholder engagement.
Van has a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University in Washington D.C.
Partner and Consultant, Raise Partners
Mimi Vu is a partner at Raise Partners, a consulting practice that helps nonprofits, philanthropists, private sector, and governments work together to achieve their highest social and environmental impact. She also serves as a Board Member of the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. Mimi has 20 years of nonprofit experience in communications, policy, fundraising, law enforcement training, trafficking and modern slavery prevention in supply chains, program development, and advocacy for organizations including Pacific Links Foundation, VinaCapital Foundation, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.