The Business Of… Sustainable Leadership

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About the episode

It’s estimated more than 40 million people worldwide are trapped in conditions that constitute modern slavery. 71 percent of them are women, and many work within the global supply chains we rely on for everyday purchases, such as coffee and clothing.1

In this episode of the AGSM 'Business Of ...' leadership podcast, we explore the business of sustainable leadership. We uncover how business leaders can comply with national legislation and take responsibility for assessing and addressing their supply chains to ensure practices, processes and policies are ethical and sustainable.

Joining host Emma Lo Russo is Dr. David Cooke, departing Chairman and Managing Director at Konica Minolta Australia and chair of the inaugural Australian Human Rights Institute advisory committee at the University of New South Wales. David’s work to instill ethical and sustainable business practices within Konica Minolta has left a lasting impression, on a global scale.

We also hear from Professor Justine Nolan, UNSW Faculty of Law and co-author of the book Addressing Modern Slavery. Justine shares key insights from her research into the pervasiveness of modern slavery in global supply chains and what business leaders need to know about the end-to-end activities of their organisations.

Our final guest is James Bartle, CEO and Founder of Outland Denim. The Australian fashion brand is challenging traditional business models by offering sustainable employment and training opportunities to women who have experienced exploitation. James shares with Emma his approach to sustainable leadership, and what other business leaders can learn from his experience.

Speakers:

  • Emma Lo Russo, (AGSM MBA Executive 2013), CEO and Co-founder of Digivizer
  • Dr. David Cooke, (AGSM MBA Executive, 2000), departing Chairman and Managing Director at Konica Minolta Australia
  • Professor Justine Nolan, UNSW Professor of Law and co-author of the book Addressing Modern Slavery
  • James Bartle, CEO and Founder of Outland Denim.

1 https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/modern-slavery/