Research webinar 11: Civil society organisations and the shaping of labour standards in emerging economies

Research webinar 11: Civil society organisations and the shaping of labour standards in emerging economies

This webinar offers insights from a major research project at the University of Manchester, UK examining the role of various actors (firms, civil society and the State) in shaping labour standards in the ‘Rising Powers’ of Brazil, China and India. This webinar, held on 1st December 2016 at 2pm – 3pm UK time focuses on the role of civil society in shaping the discourse and implementation of standards within global production networks in each of these three emerging economies. The results of the research illuminate the ways in which trade unions, NGOs and consumer associations have engaged with standards as developed in the global North as well as the extent to which they seek to challenge these standards, or to develop new standards within markets in the global South.