Prof. Elke Schüßler and Dr. Nora Lohmeyer were invited to present results from our ongoing research project at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which among others is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) to host the Secretariat of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, 6 December 2017, Berlin.
Prof. Elke Schüßler was invited to give a talk on "Arbeit und Solidarität in globalen Produktionsnetzwerken" (engl.: 'work and solidarity in global production networks'), in the realm of an event-series "Frieden im Dialog", organized by Pax Christi Oberösterreich, 28 November 2017, Austria.
Dr. Nora Lohmeyer was invited to give a talk on the question "How do CSR strategies feed into the global procurement of goods and the sourcing practices of lead firms?" at the inaugural event of an event series on "Limits and Potential of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives," jointly organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Oxfam, Christliche Initiative Romero, Südwind, and Verbraucherzentrale, 13 November 2017, Berlin.
Prof. Niklas Egels-Zandén was invited to give a talk on “Social Compliance and Sustainability: Research Outcomes and Discussion” at a meeting of the Swedisch Foreign Trade Association (FTA), the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and the Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI), which took place in Gothenburg, 10th October 2017.
Prof. Elke Schüßler was invited as a panelist together with Professor Sven Beckert (Harvard University) and Reiner Hoffmann (Head of the DGB) to speak about the history of the textile industry from a historical, labor and economic perspective. The event is organized by the Institut für die Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit (IGZA) and took place on the 17th of July 2017 at the IG Metall building in Berlin. Pictures and videos of the event can be seen here.
Prof. Elke Schüßler was invited as Keynote Speaker for the "International Symposium on Sustainable Fashion Consumption" at the University of Ulm, 19 June 2017.
Prof. Elke Schüßler presented the Global Garment Governance Project at the Arbeiterkammer Linz on June 8, 2017, highlighting in particular the challenge of organizing international labour solidarity in a GPN context.
Dr. Nora Lohmeyer was invited to present our paper "Intraorganizational tensions around being good: Structures and practices of organizing purchasing and CSR in garment retailers and brands" at the Institute for Management Research (IMR), Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and to present our project to a class of management students, 6 March 2017.
Dr. Nora Lohmeyer was invited to present our project to a class of future sustainability-managers, studying sustainable management at the Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (HNE) Eberswalde, Germany, 12 January 2017.
Prof. Niklas Egels-Zandén was invited to give a talk at the seminar "How to create Sustainable Global Value Chains - a focus on China" arranged by DELL in Stockholm on the 27th of April 2016.
Prof. Elke Schüßler was invited to present our Garment Supply Chain Governance Project to a tripartite delegation from Bangladesh, which has been invited by the German Employment Injury Association (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung, DGUV), in Berlin on 21 April 2016.
Prof. Elke Schüßler was invited to give a talk on "Work in Global Production Networks: The Case of the Garment Industry in Bangladesh" at re:work, an International Research Center on Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on 19th of April 2016.
Prof. Niklas Egels-Zandén gave a talk providing insights from research on the garment industry at a board meeting for the largest Swedish eco-label in the food industry KRAV in February 2016.