MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION

Issara's annual Global Forum (held in Bangkok in November until the global pandemic hit and then online since then) convenes government, global buyers, suppliers, recruiters, civil society, academics, workers, and trafficking survivors to exchange and debate how and why corporate commitments toward business and human rights at the global level are passing down the supply chain in the form of real incentives and real improvements in the lives of workers. 

 

National and local multi-stakeholder meetings are then convened to maintain momentum, focus, and solidarity on local conversations and collaborations aiming to advance more ethical sourcing and recruitment.

Issara Global Forum: Worker voices lead
Issara Global Forum: Worker voices lead

Issara's multi-stakeholder engagement is unique in how worker voices lead. No conversation on business and human rights proceeds without workers and survivors first setting the scene, tone, and their expectations.

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Issara Global Forum: hearing from suppliers
Issara Global Forum: hearing from suppliers

In order to find sustainable solutions for labour conditions in supply chains, suppliers have to have a voice: what are their pain points? How are global brands and retailers really incentivizing them to make improvements and investments toward more ethical supply chains?

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Issara Global Forum: Enhancing the role of civil society
Issara Global Forum: Enhancing the role of civil society

Most companies try to solve their human rights problems within supply chains - meaning through engaging with their suppliers. Issara continuously highlights how working with civil society can lead to more reliable identification and resolution of labour issues in their supply chains, and, more long-term solutions to labour risks in key producing countries.

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Issara Global Forum: Worker voices lead
Issara Global Forum: Worker voices lead

Issara's multi-stakeholder engagement is unique in how worker voices lead. No conversation on business and human rights proceeds without workers and survivors first setting the scene, tone, and their expectations.

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issara global forums 2017-2019

Global Forum 2019
Global Forum 2019

This three-day multi-stakeholder forum convened leaders and innovators in the field of responsible sourcing to share and critically analyze current practices and models to address labour exploitation and human trafficking in global supply chains.

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Issara Global Forum: Worker voices lead
Issara Global Forum: Worker voices lead

Issara's multi-stakeholder engagement is unique in how worker voices lead. No conversation on business and human rights proceeds without workers and survivors first setting the scene, tone, and their expectations.

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Introducing Issara Golden Dreams Jobs Marketplace
Introducing Issara Golden Dreams Jobs Marketplace

In 2019, Issara Institute introduced the wireframes of the Golden Dreams Job Marketplace, a new feature on the Golden Dreams application that allows job seekers to apply to jobs posted by vetted, legally registered businesses.

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Global Forum 2019
Global Forum 2019

This three-day multi-stakeholder forum convened leaders and innovators in the field of responsible sourcing to share and critically analyze current practices and models to address labour exploitation and human trafficking in global supply chains.

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Global Forum 2018
Global Forum 2018

Worker representatives from different industries shared their recruitment and working experiences with employers, global buyers, recruitment agencies, and organizations and they shared their expectations on improvements to guarantee ethical and fair treatment for workers.

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Discussions on no-fees and employer pays labour recruitment
Discussions on no-fees and employer pays labour recruitment

Workers representatives, global brands, and recruitment agencies shared their views and experiences with the implementation and validation of no-fees and employer-pays labour recruitment models in Southeast Asia

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Perspectives from migrant workers and trafficked persons
Perspectives from migrant workers and trafficked persons

Migrant workers and trafficked persons shared their views on what has been achieved, what has improved and what areas still need more attention from different stakeholders working to combat forced labour and human trafficking

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Global Forum 2018
Global Forum 2018

Worker representatives from different industries shared their recruitment and working experiences with employers, global buyers, recruitment agencies, and organizations and they shared their expectations on improvements to guarantee ethical and fair treatment for workers.

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Global Forum 2017
Global Forum 2017

From the start, the Issara Global Forum aimed to ensure that suppliers and importers - not only prominent brands and retailers - had a voice regarding the state of human rights and responsible sourcing.

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Global Forum 2017
Global Forum 2017

Simultaneous translation helped workers and survivors to engage with business and government stakeholders throughout the entire 3-day forum.

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Global Forum 2017
Global Forum 2017

The Issara Global Forum's focus on equitable multi-stakeholder participation enabled mutual understanding to grow in ways that had never been tried before - as seen here in a chat between a senior Myanmar Government official and a senior Walmart representative.

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Global Forum 2017
Global Forum 2017

From the start, the Issara Global Forum aimed to ensure that suppliers and importers - not only prominent brands and retailers - had a voice regarding the state of human rights and responsible sourcing.

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