Ines Kaempfer has been deeply engaged in child rights, labour rights issues and business and human rights in the manufacturing and agriculture industries in China and Asia for over 15 years. As the CEO of The Centre for Child Rights and Business (formerly CCR CSR), a social enterprise that helps businesses improve their direct and indirect impact on children, Ines leads strategic design and implementation of overall operations and stakeholder engagement, working closely with major multi-national clients and partners around the world. Under Ines’s leadership, The Centre has significantly expanded its geographic reach to cover over a dozen key East, South and Southeast Asian sourcing countries where Ines has spearheaded the development and scaling of innovative factory and workplace improvement programmes. Prior to joining The Centre, Ines was the Director of Learning and Impact at ELEVATE Limited, a leading CSR learning and capacity building consultancy. She has also worked as a Director of Assessment, Capacity Building and Training at the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Ines holds a Ph.D from the University of Fribourg’s faculty of Arts in Sociology of Religion and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Law & Sociology of Religion from University of Fribourg.
This session explores the key severe child labour risks in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in global supply chains.
The session explores which business approaches have proven to be the most effective in tackling child labour, drawing on best practices from both agriculture and manufacturing.
Join UNICEF and a panel of experts to explore gaps in current business approaches to tackling child labour in global supply chains, and the regulatory environment.