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The global shift towards outsourcing and offshoring have posed new challenges and opportunities for retailers and suppliers. Taking into consideration “capable suppliers”, companies are able to exert their leverage in sustainability by adding social and environmental criteria when considering their sourcing options. Host Jerry Michalski of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is joined by Andrew Hutson of EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program and Gary Gereffi of Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, in a conversation about the broad trends in global supply chains and their ongoing work with sustainable development. The Future of Green open call series is an initiative of EDF in collaboration with the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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