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Sustainable Does Not Always Equal Ethical: Reclaiming The Missing S in ESG

Grace Knowles July 6, 2022

Today, consumers are more than eager to support brands who demonstrate commitment to reducing their environmental impact. The global tide is turning, and brands are making eco-friendly strides on scales we’ve never seen before. And that’s fantastic – but there’s more to the picture. While sustainable production is, without a doubt, incredibly important for the evolution of the industry, it seems we’ve become hyper focused on the environmental impact of retail and left another critical piece of our operations on the back-burner: ethical work. So, here’s why we should celebrate workers as much as we celebrate sustainability in ESG.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems


Ethical Supply Chains, Workers’ Rights, Responsible Procurement, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ESG

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Audience develops an understanding of the difference between “ethically made” and “sustainably made” and why that’s important. Brands and corporations consider implementing supplier vetting for ethical standards such as fair wages, decent workplace environment, building safety, fair treatment policies, etc. into their supply chains.


  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameJane Mosbacher Morris
  • TitleFounder and CEO
  • OrganizationTO THE MARKET
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameEd Marcum
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationWorking Capital Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
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