Event Details
Conscientious Capitalism: Labor Trafficking & Supply Chains Return to listing

The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.1 million people trapped in forced labor globally.  Labor trafficking occurs most frequently in industries that require lots of unskilled manual labor and have work sites that are closed-off, concealed, or out-of-view from the general public. These include agriculture, domestic work, landscaping services, construction, the nail salon industry, and restaurant/food service. 
Labor trafficking is a global problem that is happening right here in North Carolina’s backyard. Twenty-five percent of NC migrant farmworkers had experienced a situation that might constitute trafficking  NC is ranked among the TOP 3 U.S. states for labor trafficking incidents involving H-2A or J-1 visa holders and 8th in the nation for human trafficking cases reported.
This free forum will convene national and local C-suite executives and nonprofit leaders to examine how labor trafficking manifests in global supply chains. Panelists will outline the role that future business leaders, employers, employees and corporate executives can play in stopping these abuses.

Business school students, business professionals and business faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. 

For more info: go.unc.edu/labor-trafficking

What to expect:

  • Education about global and local labor trafficking
  • Learn from national experts
  • Hear about local anti-labor trafficking activities
  • Discuss what business initiatives can be developed to combat labor trafficking

Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Kenan Center, #204 (adjacent to the McColl Building at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School)

For inquiries, contact Kim_Allen@kenan-flagler.unc.edu, 919-843-3317, Director, Kenan Scholars Program, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Light refreshments served.

  Location: Kenan Center, #204
  Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
  Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Sponsor: Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Kim Allen kim.allen@unc.edu

This event has been canceled!

Dear Registrants,

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the planned March 27th Conscientious Capitalism: Labor Trafficking & Global Supply Chain Forum.  Given the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, the status of University operations at this time, and the national impacts on travel, we're confident this is the right decision. 

We have begun the process of reaching out to confirmed speakers and partners and will suspend future promotional activity ASAP.  Our tentative plan is to reschedule this event later in the year. We appreciate your continued interest in this issue and in other Kenan-Flagler/Kenan Institute events and programs.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the event administrator, Kim Allen via email at kim_allen@kenan-flagler.unc.edu.


Kim Allen, Director

Kenan Scholars Program

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC - Chapel Hill