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Human Rights and The Supply Chain

  • 7 in 10 corporate procurement professionals believe forced labor may be in their supply chains. The UK Modern Slavery Act and the Dodd Frank Conflict Minerals disclosure have been regulatory responses to this problem. Students examined this topic, and focused on corporate disclosures on forced labor and conflict minerals in the electronic industry as relating to human rights and the supply chain. A comparative analysis of public disclosures related to the UK Modern Slavery Act and public disclosures related to conflict materials was performed.
  • Mentor: Jocelyn Azada
  • Student: Jay Patel

Impact Sourcing

  • Impact sourcing is an innovative sourcing practice with a mission to eradicate poverty through procurement. This research provided support in the development of resources that would be useful to Nielsen as well as other large companies who are implementing impact sourcing as part of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition. An analysis of impact sourcing for large corporations was performed, emphasizing success case studies for impact sourcing. The student also created a directory of major impact sourcing companies.
  • Mentor: Jocelyn Azada
  • Student: Subhadra Akella

Social Label Consumer Data Point

  • In recognition of the rise of conscious consumers in the U.S., the goal of this project for Nielsen was to evaluate current data points on forced labor and human trafficking in global supply chains and recommend a consumer-friendly easy-to-use “data point” that could quickly and meaningfully communicate to consumers what the risk of forced labor/human trafficking is for a particular consumer-packaged goods product.
  • Mentor: Jocelyn Azada
  • Student: Yue Liu