How has Covid-19 changed Brazilian supply chains? And what are the risk factors companies sourcing from Brazil should take into account when identifying and addressing risk for negative impact on workers’ rights? In this webinar we will hear from selected experts on country-specific risk as well as get an update from Ethical Trade Norway members who have engageed their suppliers during the pandemic
- 14:00-14:15 Welcome and brief introduction by Ethical Trade Norway
- 14:15-14:35 Brazil during Covid-19 by Torkjell Leira, author and Brazil expert. Torkjell Leira is a human geographer, capoeira teacher and writer with comprehensive experience from research, the environmental movement and performing arts. He has written two books on Brazil and the Amazon. The latest, “The battle over the rainforest” was published in Norwegian and Portuguese in 2020. Torkjell currently works as Head of exhibitions and events at the brand new Climate House at the University of Oslo. He is founder of Norway’s most complete site about Brazil: www.brasileira.no.
- 14:35-14:55 Brazilian supply chains during Covid-19 by Andre Campos, journalist, Repórter Brasil. André Campos is a researcher and journalist specialized in supply chains. He coordinates several investigative projects at Repórter Brasil, a Brazilian non-profit organization that reports on social issues, environmental crimes, and human rights violations. Campos has been involved in several investigations related to modern slavery, illegal deforestation and poor working conditions in Brazil and neighboring countries, covering economic sectors like farming, logging, garment, and beef. Much of his work is linked to exposing crimes taking place in the production of goods and raw materials supplying local and international markets. For his work, he has been nominated for several international journalism awards like the German Media Development Awards, The British Journalism Awards and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Journalism Award.
- 14:55-15:15 Sustainable supply chain management during the pandemic by Juliana de Lavor Lopes, Sustainability, Communications and Compliance Director, AMAGGI. Juliana de Lavor Lopes is currently responsible for AMAGGI’s Sustainability, Communications and Compliance Board. She is also an executive at the André and Lucia Maggi Foundation, the institution responsible for the company’s Private Social Investment. She holds a degree in International Relations from the Estácio de Sá University, an MBE (Master Business Economics) in Social Responsibility and the Third Sector from UFRJ, an MBA in Corporate Communication from UNESA/RJ, a Specialization in Sustainability Leadership from Berkeley University in California, and a Specialization in Leadership and Learning for Sustainability from the Organizational Learning Society founded by Peter Senge.
- 15:15-15:30 Q&A
A link to the virtual meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the meeting.