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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Why soft law is powerless to clean up the gold supply chain

The human rights and environmental risks that taint the supply chain of gold and other mining commodities will be no surprise to anyone who reads the newspapers. North Mara gold mine in Tanzania made headlines just last week after an investigation into mass murder and rape of local villagers and deadly contamination from a leaking tailings dam.… Continue Reading

Sarah Altschuller: Due diligence on your labor supply chain

The International Labor Organization estimates that nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labor worldwide, working in industries ranging from agriculture to electronics manufacturing.

Emerging legal requirements and news reports have raised the profile of labor trafficking as a legal and reputational risk to be carefully considered in corporate boardrooms.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: How to avoid those supply chain blues

At one time there was nothing more Texan than Blue Bell ice cream. Unfortunately, that was before the company nearly went under from a scandal involving listeria-tainted ice cream which caused the death of multiple consumers back in April 2015.… Continue Reading

Dan Adamson: Top AI Trends for Enterprises in 2017

There’s no doubt that the growing commercialization of Artificial Intelligence will continue in 2017. Much of that commercialization effort will be focused around robotics, cars, and consumer side applications. However, 2017 should also start to see real growth of applications for AI in enterprises as well.… Continue Reading

Compliance best practices across your supply chain

Companies increasingly understand the importance of strong vendor-compliance programs, but costly enforcement actions stemming from supply-chain mismanagement remain.

Two experts have a few training, monitoring and evaluating tips to share with us.… Continue Reading

European Commission issues draft conflict minerals rule

Image courtesy of Global Witness via YouTubeThe European Commission issued a draft regulation on conflict minerals Wednesday, outlining a voluntary self-reporting system that’s not limited to central Africa.

The draft regulation (available here in pdf) focuses on the “upstream” portion of a company’s supply chain — that closest to the source of the minerals — and only targets companies that import conflict minerals into the EU.… Continue Reading