NEWS

16 September 2022
Katalyst’s Martin Curley shared recent and forthcoming research at the University of St. Gallen’s conference Enforceable Brand Agreements:  What role in the Future of Transnational Governance and In Ongoing Labour Campaigns?
Hosted by the Competence Center for African Research at the Institute for Business Ethics, the conference brought together experts from around the world to explore what roles enforceable brand agreements, such as the Bangladesh Accord and Lesotho agreement on gender-based violence and harassment can play in the development of supply chain governance going forwards.
9 July 2022
Katalyst was pleased to be invited to the Clean Clothes Campaign and Novi Sindikat conference Living Wage is Possible in Zagreb. 
In addition to participating on the panel “What does due diligence have to do with wages, transparency, gender, and purchasing practices?” Katalyst had a chance to catch up with staff from many trade unions and civil society organisations, and to help identify  areas where future research can help answer outstanding questions.
30 June 2022
Katalyst shared the findings from our recent Building Blocks papers with the Cornell ILR New Conversations Project Advisory Board as part of NCP’s 2022 Annual Conference in New York.  
It was a fantastic opportunity to discuss the implications of the research with this very  experienced group who work with our partners at NCP, and to gain further insights into how future work can be shaped to help support better governance design.
21 February 2022
The first two working papers in Katalyst’s Building Blocks for Governing the Garment Industry series have been published. 
Sizing Up the Garment Industry provides analysis to help estimate how many brands would need to change behaviour to reach a critical mass for change in the industry – and what that means for governance design. The companion paper Garment Industry Structure identifies five challenges related to industry structure that we believe governance designers will need to consider as they develop new laws, regulations, collective bargaining systems and other forms of governance.
23 February 2021
Our colleagues at the New Conversations Project at the Cornell ILR School have published the Social Dialogue in the 21st Century report series, designed to provide a root-cause analysis of barriers to impactful social dialogue in 10 major garment-producing countries.  Published in cooperation with the Strategic Partnership for Garment Supply Chain Transformation, the reports provide a detailed look at similarities and differences in collective bargaining situations across a significant portion of the garment industry.
16 October 2020
Katalyst was pleased to contribute to the Platform Living Wage Financials Annual Conference, sharing some of our thinking about risk-shifting in supply chains. PLWF is an alliance of 15 financial institutions that encourages and monitors investee companies to address the non-payment of living wages in global supply chains.    
10 August 2020
KI’s Martin Curley in Board Agenda on weaknesses in common human rights risk monitoring efforts and what boards need to consider going forwards.  Read more here.
20 July 2020
Business & Human Rights Resource Center shared KI’s article on who should define ‘Good’ human rights due diligence.  Read more here.
10 July 2020
Katalyst was interviewed for an article in Board Agenda on due diligence in the garment industry.  Read the full post here.
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6 July 2020
A new publication from KI’s Martin Curley on the EUIdeas Blog at the European University Institute argues that creating a central role for labour and civil society in deciding what ‘good’ due diligence looks like is critical as efforts to make human rights due diligence mandatory gather speed.  Read the full post here.
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