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Friday, March 7 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Minerals Mired in Conflict: Business, Legal, and Personal Issues

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Minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are finding their way into our electronics, jewelry, and automobiles. They are also fueling local militia groups, which have been contributing to the ongoing war, rape, and enslavement of child soldiers over the past 15 years. By joining forces, corporations, socially responsible investors, and human rights activists have been able to minimize the flow of revenues to militia groups and set up responsible mining practices. Utilizing legislative, diplomatic, and supply chain strategies, a multi-stakeholder coalition is starting to impact the worst conflict since World War II. 

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Patricia Jurewicz

Director, Responsible Sourcing Network
Patricia Jurewicz is the founder and Director of Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of As You Sow. RSN champions human rights for the most vulnerable people in the mining and harvesting of raw materials found in products we use every day. Currently she sits on advisory committees for the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Mineral Trade and the Conflict Free Smelter Program, and convenes the Multi-Stakeholder Group to End... Read More →
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Zoe McMahon

Director, Global Social & Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett-Packard
Zoe McMahon is Director of Global Social & Environmental Responsibility within HP’s Ethics and Compliance Office. She is responsible for a global team managing HP’s product and supply chain social and environmental responsibility policy and compliance programs including ethical sourcing of HP’s products and packaging materials; HP’s supply chain code of conduct and improvement programs for labor, health and safety, and... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Humphrey School: Cowles Auditorium UMN West Bank

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