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New York Times "Room for Debate": David Schilling of Interfaith Center on what will be needed to prevent future factory fires like that at Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh

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13 December 2012

A Bottom-Up, Top-Down Approach

Author: David M. Schilling, Senior Program Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, in New York Times

The deadly fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory has created a sense of alarm across a range of sectors both within Bangladesh and among U.S. and European retailers and brands. Will this alarm be sustained long enough to incite meaningful change? Tragically, these human rights violations are all too common for a variety of reasons...

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12 December 2012

"Room for Debate: The Human Cost of Cheap Clothing"

Author: New York Times

The New York Times invited eight experts...to comment on "The Human Cost of Cheap Clothing" and issues of workplace safety in global supply chains...[following]...factory fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh [that] killed more than 400 people. [Contributions by:] David Schilling, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics, Columbia University; Kellie A. McElhaney, Haas School of Business at Univ. of California, Berkeley; Auret van Heerden, Fair Labor Association; Scott Nova, Worker Rights Consortium, and Liana Foxvog, SweatFree Communities; Debby Chan, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM); Daniel Ikenson, Cato Institute; Khalid Nadvi, Institute for Development Policy & Management, Univ. of Manchester. [Contributions refer to Tazreen Fashions (part of Tuba Group), Wal-Mart, Gap, Apple, Nike.]

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