Human Rights in the Supply Chain: It's Everybody's Business - SOLD OUT!


PROJECT FUTURES connects people to the issue of human trafficking and slavery by creating meaningful experiences that raise funds, educate and empower others to take action. Funds raised support established projects in the Asia-Pacific region that work to prevent, support or empower victims, survivors and those at-risk of trafficking and exploitation.

What we need from you


Regardless of size, sector, location or structure, it is becoming increasingly important for Australian Businesses to align their operations and strategies with global standards that support action in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Negative human rights impacts can occur at any level of a business' supply chain - from direct suppliers to several layers of sub-contractors that supply products and raw materials - but, knowing how to best support your business to address these issues can be quite daunting.

As a joint initiative between the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR), Konica Minolta Australia and PROJECT FUTURES, this event will provide:

A deeper understanding of your corporate social responsibility to address human rights issues in your business

A practical application of how to review your supply chains, take action to implement changes and how best to leverage meaningful charity partnerships

A connection to the issue and people affected by human trafficking and slavery


Date: Friday 18 August 2017

Location: Institute of Managers & Leaders
Level 20, 380 La Trobe St, Melbourne

Time: 730am - 1030am

Cost: $30 per ticket / $15 for students.
(Ticket price includes a light breakfast, tea and coffee)

100% of ticket sales will be donated to PROJECT FUTURES thanks to the generosity of our event partners and venue sponsor, the Australian Institute of Management.

'Who will benefit from attending this event?'

  • Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Officers

  • Directors, CEOs and General Managers

  • Community Relations and Strategy Managers

  • Human Resources Managers

  • Marketing & Corporate Affairs Managers

  • Procurement and Logistic Co-ordinators


Dr Leeora Black, Managing Director of ACCSR

Leeora D. Black, Ph.D, is founder and managing director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR). Leeora is a globally recognised CSR and sustainability expert and has more than 30 years’ experience in helping organisations adapt to their changing environments.

Leeora works with senior managers and executive teams to create effective corporate and stakeholder strategies and build management capabilities. She is passionate about nurturing the development of the CSR profession and she works to transfer knowledge and skills to facilitate continuous improvement for clients and colleagues both during and after engagements.

Laura McManus, Ethical Sourcing Lead, Konica Minolta Australia

Laura is a business and human rights practitioner with a keen interest in how companies and the non-for-profit (NFP) sector can engage in meaningful and sustainable social impact.

After starting her career in NFPs, Laura turned her attention to the corporate world where she currently works with Konica Minolta as Ethical Sourcing Lead. In this role Laura has developed and is implementing the company’s Ethical Sourcing Roadmap, as well as overseeing their Human Rights Position Statement and advocacy efforts. Laura is an advocate for smart regulation and supports growing calls for transparency in supply chains legislation in Australia. She regularly contributes to national and international dialogues on business and human rights.

Renee Anschau, Partnership Manager at PROJECT FUTURES

Renee Anschau is the Partnership Manager of PROJECT FUTURES, a not for profit working to end human trafficking, slavery and exploitation by partnering with established projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Renee started her career in media and marketing before using these skills to pursue her passion for social justice in the not for profit sector. Over the past 18 months, Renee has led the development and growth of the PROJECT FUTURES' corporate partnership portfolio; advocating for a more meaningful and strategic approach to corporate social responsibility, while also increasing visibility and facilitating conversation with business around the growing importance of reviewing their supply chains.

Where and when
Start18 Aug 2017 at 7:30am AEST
End18 Aug 2017 at 10:30am AEST
LocationLevel 20, 380 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
IML Members General AdmissionSOLD OUT
General AdmissionSOLD OUT
Students General AdmissionSOLD OUT
About the cause


PROJECT FUTURES is about connecting people to the issue of human trafficking, slavery and exploitation by creating meaningful experiences that raise funds, educate and empower our generation to take ...