All products come from somewhere, and carry explicit social, environmental and economic impacts. Yet for most consumers and B2B buyers, the complexities of global supply chains make it difficult to identify the ethical dimensions of the products they purchase.
While no one wants to buy products that cause harm, it can be difficult for companies and consumers to reliably support best practices.
This research stream considers the realities of global supply chains, and attempts to identify key success factors and the roots of ongoing systemic problems. In particular, we consider the leadership role of executives and managers as champions for change.