Following yesterday’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 which has received Royal Assent (Thursday 26th March) the press is invited to attend the SOCIAL VALUE & PROCUREMENT: Transparency in Supply Chains (Modern Slavery) conference to speak about The Modern Slavery Act
The conference will be held at The Crystal, One Siemens, Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, E16 1GB, in London, United Kingdom on Monday 30th March, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The event will feature leading speakers (details below), innovative conference interactions, and distribution of the event through LIVE VIDEO tweeting via @theSeratio #seratio #cceg.
The new historical legislation, one of the first of its kind in the world, consolidates the current offences relating to human trafficking, slavery, forced labour and domestic servitude.
The Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance provides the intangibles metric platform SERATIO.com to measure above and below the Modern Slavery waterline. CCEG’s social value metric, the S/E ratio, which includes the measurement of modern slavery in the supply chain, has the potential to lead to a workable, enforceable metric for the future. In January 2015 The Vatican press described S/E Ratio as “the most rapidly adopted social impact metric in the world”
Professor Olinga Ta’eed, who is responsible for the academic research of Seratio, said: “We are all aware of Modern Slavery from the tip of the iceberg – which includes the trafficking of people, agricultural workers and maltreatment of domestics. But beneath the waterline is the monster problem of transparency in supply chains. To tackle this in scale, we needed to convert the sentiment behind people’s abhorrence with poor pay and working conditions within all the things we buy into tangible financial value. That is what Social Earnings Ratio (S/E) does.”
Chair: Prof Olinga Ta’eed, CCEG, Government: Hazel Blears MP, Corporate: Prof Christine Bamford, KPMG, Legal: Helen Randall, Trowers & Hamlins, EC: Jim Clifford, DG Growth – Entrepreneurship & Social Economy
Modern Slavery: Transparency in Supply Chain Resilience
Chair: Andrew Wallis, UnSeen, Big data: Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, Nameless, Compliance: Viv Sedov, Deloitte, Procurement: Francis Evans, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (tbc)
Chair: Dan Ebanks, Firesoul, Urban governance: Dorian Grey, Lambeth Council, Social impact metrics: Amardeep Singh, NHS, Social value in Europe: Soraya Zanardo, Eurocities
Seminar proceedings will be published in the inaugural edition of the CCEG Social Value and Intangibles Review due out in April 2015. For images about this event, please see attached images or visit our web site at www.seratio.com.
The World Intangibles Conference series (12 events) is run by the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance (CCEG) – an independent academic not-for-profit organisation based at the University of Northampton in collaboration with over 85 universities worldwide. The SaaS platform designed by CCEG is available at www.seratio.com and is an instrument to serve the global demand for non-financial metrics. CCEG has c. 20,000 subscribers – including over 1,300 from the world’s leading organisations, and 1800 politicians.