Past Event

Corporate Social Responsibility: Labor Relations in Emerging Markets

April 17, 2007
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion from leaders in the corporate sector, academia, civil society, and media to exchange ideas about the treatment of workers in developing countries. As outsourcing of labor-intensive production from rich to developing countries grows, controversy also grows over how best to ensure that employees are treated with respect and dignity, and receive a fair and reasonable wage for their labor. Is this the responsibility of the corporations accountable for outsourcing? The discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Jerome A. Chazen, Founder and Chairman, Chazen Capital Partners

Program Participants:
Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor of Economics and Law, Columbia University
Clive Crook, Chief Editorial Advisor to the Chairman, Atlantic Media Company
Rajat Kumar Gupta, Senior Partner Worldwide, McKinsey & Company
Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman, Hasbro Inc.
Alice Tepper Marlin, President, Social Accountability International

Moderated by:
Geoffrey Heal, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Columbia Business School

Cosponsored by:
The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business and Columbia Business School