Electronics Roundtable

The Center for Responsible Business at University of California, Berkeley is hosting the Roundtable on Electronic Supply Chain Social Impact Assessment January 31-February 1, 2012. Tony Kingsbury, Dow Executive-in-Residence in the Haas School of Business, and Margot Hutchins, post-doctoral researcher for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) are co-organizing the event in conjunction with TSC.

When companies evaluate the sustainability of their products and systems, measuring social impacts is typically a significant challenge. While life‐cycle assessment tools can be used to measure environmental impacts with a reasonable degree of accuracy, there are no similarly robust tools for social impacts. It can also be difficult to determine which metrics for social impact are most important for supply chains to prioritize. Participants at the roundtable
will identify and address key social performance metrics in the electronics industry and establish the related research needs associated with the assessment of social risks and impacts. The outcomes of the roundtable will
be used to inform the further development of social metrics for the Electronics Sector Working Group.

Bonnie Nixon, Executive Director of TSC, will be the keynote speaker January 31. Margot Hutchins will present a webinar for all interested members
in February.

More details about the event coming soon. View Event Details