The Cotton Pledge


Apr 4th



RSN Director Patricia Jurewicz will be speaking at the Confronting Child Labor in the Global Agricultural Supply Chains conference. This conference will identify contemporary practices to confront the worst forms of child labor in agriculture from bolstering community education, to combating poverty and implementing practical and sustainable monitoring systems. Seeking to correct the dearth of legal and policy scholarship on this major international human rights issue, this symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of global experts—from academia, governments, NGOs, inter-governmental organizations and businesses—to identify current challenges and chart a more innovative path forward in the global undertaking to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in agriculture.


May 21th 

Supply Chain Summit

Improving Supply Chain Traceability

Whether it be supply chain security, product health and safety, labor compliance, environmental policies, or CSR mandates such as the Lacey Act and the conflict minerals law, retailers are challenged on many fronts to obtain an unprecedented degree of information about their supply chains going back in some cases to the raw materials in products they sell.  Hear retail executives in CSR compliance, government relations, and supply chain management provide their perspectives on the challenges that enhanced supply chain traceability requirements pose for their companies and various ways retailers are addressing them.

April 24th at 8am PT/11 ET

BSR Webinar

Conflict Minerals: What to Expect when you are Expecting to Report

A distinguished panel including RSN Director, Patricia Jurewicz, will provide perspectives on what NGOs and Investors are going to be looking for in the first and ongoing Conflict Minerals Reports companies will publish.


March 7 & 8, 2013 New York, NY
Changing Expectations of CSR

3:45-5:15 Plenary Panel 2: Human Effect: Why you need to know your supply chain 

RSN Director, Patricia Jurewicz, will be speaking at the Ethical Sourcing Forum’s 2013 conference.  The theme has been shaped by the changing realities of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Landscape. Knowing your supply chain, reporting on due diligence risk factors and increasing legislation are catalysts for a change in corporate priorities, emphasizing the need for a companywide strategy for sustainability. Optional compliance is fast becoming a thing of the past. More info >>>

Past Events 2012


August 22, 2012

SEC to vote on Dodd-Frank 1502 “conflict minerals” rule 

July 25, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m. 

Patricia Jurewicz presented at TexWorld USA in NYC


June 20, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT
Conflict Minerals: 4 Keys to Conflict-Free
Free Webinar


April 28- May 15
RSN Director in the Congo Researching Economic Development Projects 


June 6, 2012
Driving a Revolution in Conflict-Free Minerals
RSN Director, Patricia Jurewicz, panelist at Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference


May 10, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m.
From The Field:  Travels of Uzbek Cotton Through the Value Chain  
Free Webinar


April 22 at 10:30am – 12:00pm
Crisis in the Congo – Uncovering the Truth


April 11-12, 2012
The Ninth Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Workshop

Hosted by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). 


March 30 & 31, 2012
The Congo: Reclaiming it Destiny


March 26, 2012
Ethical, Legal and Social Responsibilities of Institutional Investors @ Yale Law School 


2011 Events