CIBUL Webinar: Migrant Workers and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains
Last month CIBUL hosted a webinar examining migrant workers and sustainability in global supply chains.
The webinar, titled ‘Migrant Workers and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains’ was hosted by the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL), the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) at the World Bank, and Migration, Business & Society on Wednesday 24 May.
Large-scale recruitment of migrant workers is a major feature of the global economy, with an estimated 169 million international migrant workers—or 1 in 20 workers—worldwide. In particular, economic transitions in middle-income countries are generating an unprecedented demand for labour in regions as diverse as Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. This has immense implications for multinational enterprises and the global supply chains that support them, yet there has been little dialogue across disciplinary frontiers or exchange with practice and policy on this important topic. This Webinar aimed to address this gap.