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How to Promote Human Rights and Sustainability in Collegiate Licensing, Procurement and Investment

September 24, 2015
9:30AM – 4:00PM
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Join us for a one-day forum of experts, professionals, students, and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities for colleges and universities to responsibly manage the human rights and environmental impacts of their business operations.

Institutions of higher education have long maintained a core commitment to public service in their research, teaching, and engagement missions.  More recently, attention has been devoted to ensuring business operations also align with those commitments and yield positive social and environmental impacts through their licensing, procurement, and investment relationships.  This forum is designed to help schools meet that challenge by sharing resources, identifying best practices, and recognizing obstacles to effective results.


9:30 – 10:00a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 11:45a.m.   Panel: Why Should Colleges and Universities Care about Corporate Citizenship?
12:00 – 1:00p.m.     Lunch
1:00 – 2:15p.m.      Panel:  Achieving Accountability in Licensing and Branding
2:30 – 3:45p.m.      Panel:  Encouraging Responsibility through Procurement and Sourcing

Speakers include:

Heeral Coleman
Director of Stakeholder Services and Communications, Fair Labor Association

Tim Druzilla
Political Science, UConn

Nathan Fleisig
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Outerstuff

Kelsey Keene
Manager of Compliance, Colosseum Athletics

Liz Kennedy
Vice President for Corporate Responsibility, Collegiate Licensing Company

Matt Larson
Director of Procurement Services, UConn

Scott Nova
Executive Director, Workers Rights Consortium

Tracey Roy
Associate Director for Purchasing, UConn Dining Services


Sponsored by
Connecticut Campus Compact
Human Rights Institute Program on Economic and Social Rights
The Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics
The President’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility
The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center