Time Change IBS Lectures 24 Jan. & Reminder
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Guest Lectures times on Mon., Jan. 24, 2011 have been reversed and will take place as follows:
15:00 - 16:30: "Key components of CSR engagement for Supply Chain challenges - Changing Perspectives" , Lecture by Heather White
16:30 - 18:00: “The Financial Situation in the World”, Lecture by Wouter van der Stok
Venue: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Van DoorenVeste Building, Zernikeplein 11 in the Auditorium.
|15:00 - 16:30
||"Key components of CSR engagement for Supply Chain challenges - Changing Perspectives" by Heather White|
||The lecture will cover components of CSR Sustainability, with a discussion of various views of Social Responsibility as corporations seek to address Supply Chain practices on social and environmental dimensions.|
|16:30 - 18:00
||“The Financial Situation in the World” by Wouter van der Stok|
||Mr. Van der Stok will present a brief history of the present global Economic/Financial Crisis, an analysis of future developments of this Crisis over the next 3 to10 years and how this will affect, without any exception, "me" as a person, family, business, city, nation and groups of nations|
Background Heather White
Bringing 20 years experience working with global companies in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Specialization in developing CSR strategy on labor practices, operationalizing supplier development plans on social responsibility issues, analyzing environmental and supply chain risk within CSR mandates.
Founder, New-Standards (2007) a consulting firm providing advisory services on sustainability objectives, and ESG risk focusing on Asian operations. Clients are Fortune 500’s, NGO’s and pension funds. Have advised 300 U.S. and European companies on supply chain risk, and social monitoring of global supplier networks. Consult widely on corporate sustainability practices.
A team of 10 employees based in China conducts research and program trainings for U.S. and European global brands in China. 2008-2009 Director, Global Stakeholder Relations Exvisu/Nexalogy Montreal, Canada (consulting position). Currently serving on the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Stakeholder Council ( elected to 6 year term) UNEP’s (United Nations Environmental Programme) Social Hot Spots Advisory Board.
Founder / Pres. Emerita Verité (www.verite.org) 1995-2005. Built an award winning non-profit organization. Created a global network of non-profit organizations and advocates operating in 60 countries. Raised $10 million in funding from fee for service and government contracts. Provided leadership, project development, research initiatives, business development, as primary spokesperson and fundraiser. Recently recognized by the Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, recipient of numerous awards including Skoll Foundation.
Works closely with dozens of companies in numerous industry sectors, (including as a consultant on Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Reports 2009-2010)
Background Wouter van der Stok
After having finished his education in the Netherlands, Wouter spent thirty years mainly in Commercial and Merchant Banking in South Africa, eventually being responsible, nationwide, for the International Corporate Banking Services of one of the largest Banking Groups in that country.
Subsequently, having started his own International Management Consultancy, for 16 years he was in the fortunate position to travel extensively in Africa, Australasia, Europe and the Americas to offer financial and management services, advice and lectures to small, medium and large companies in various economic sectors such as import/export, manufacturing, fixed property, retail, tourism and agriculture.
Since having returned to the Netherlands end 2007, part of his time was taken up giving lectures at IBS, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and continuing my investigations into the practical impact of the Global Financial/Economic Crisis on the micro and macro economies of the different continents.