Harvard is addressing the state of Bangladesh’s garment industry. The university will host an international conference on sustainable business models for the Bangladesh apparel industry on Sept. 24 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, said a press release.
Organized by the International Sustainable Development Institute (ISDI) and Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program, the conference will host sessions about Bangladesh’s challenges and how collaborative problem solving is required to reach the nation’s economic development potential. The four sessions include, “Supply chain compliance and the need for fair price strategy and shared responsibility,” “Trade policy, worker’s rights and working condition—opportunities and challenges,” “Environmental sustainability development strategy: A necessity, not an option” and “Bangladesh apparel industry—roadmap to achieve $50 billion by 2021.”
Conference participants will include representatives from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), international clothing retailers, international financial institutions, United Nations agencies, workers’ rights groups and international labor organizations.