While the 2014 survey estimated the actual cost of Dodd-Frank Section 1502 to SEC issuers, the 2015 survey unravels the nuts and bolts of Conflict Minerals program implementation among companies in the downstream 3TG supply chains. 240 companies participated in the study, revealing to what extent they rely on internal vs. external resources, the application of IT systems, data and knowledge management, performance of audits, as well as company policy.
In this interactive webinar, principal investigator Chris Bayer will present and discuss the most important findings of the 2015 Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Supply-Chain survey. Kelly Eisenhardt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of BlueCircle Advisors™, will then follow with an industry perspective analysis.
Dr. Chris N. Bayer, Development International
Chris Bayer, PhD is an international development practitioner and academic with 14 years of project design and execution experience. Africa a regional focus, he has worked in the DRC, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, and Nigeria. His research interests hone in on the impact of legal instruments that regulate industries in sectors tainted with human rights issues.
Earlier this year, Dr. Bayer evaluated corporate compliance with Dodd-Frank Section 1502 and recently evaluated 1,504 companies’ compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.
Kelly Eisenhardt, BlueCircle Advisors™
Kelly Eisenhardt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of BlueCircle Advisors™, is a compliance and sustainability consultant focused on helping major companies meet their obligations for global product regulations and reporting. In previous technology and sustainability roles for companies such as EMC, PTC, and Fair Factories Clearinghouse, she has created compliance programs, built sustainability and reporting programs, implemented data collection technologies, and managed initiatives that identify CSR risk in facilities, products, and supply chains. Kelly specializes in strategy, planning, and reporting for Conflict Minerals, RoHS, and REACH.
Kelly Eisenhardt has published various articles on the subjects of product compliance, sustainability, ethical sourcing, and responsible supply chains for media outlets such as AIAG Corporate Responsibility, CSR@Risk, CSRwire, 3BL, JustMeans, Social Earth, Trade Compliance Monthly, and Supply Chain Digest. Kelly has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, ranked #1 by Money Magazine and U.S. News World Report.
Thursday December 3, 2015, 11 AM Eastern Time | 8 AM Pacific Time | 5 PM Central European Time.
Attendees will also receive a sneak peek at the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Supply Chain Survey 2015 white paper.