Heather White-Complicit. Making an impact and reaching further

In this episode we talk to Heather White, labour rights expert and researcher about human rights in China, massive and systematic violations of the rights of the Uyghur community, funding Verité and moving on in search for more impact to protect workers' rights. We talk about her globally acclaimed documentary ‘COMPLICIT’ and her next projects in fiction. We even get a preview of the script she has been working on in the past months!
In the photo: Yi Yeting, who is battling to survive occupation leukemia, holds a protest are part of his campaign to help other workers in similar situations, poisoned by benzene and n-hexane. Footage from the Documentary 'COMPLICIT': http://www.complicitfilm.org

Heather White is the documentary Co-Director and Producer of ‘ COMPLICIT’ - recipient of nine international film festival awards, news broadcasts worldwide. (2013-2018).

Network Fellow, Harvard University, Edmond B. Safra Center for Ethics (2011-2014). Researched social auditing’s failure to protect workers in global apparel and tech manufacturers. Press interviews and coverage in over 300 news outlets globally re Apple Computer’s labor challenges in the U.S. and European media: NY Times, Bloomberg, CNN, The Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR, and European newspapers.

President, New-Standards (2007-2011) Advised U.S. and European companies and campaigns on reputational risk related to labor rights violations and global supply chain practices. International team performed legal research, factory audits, in-factory trainings for US and European pension funds, public/private sector clients. https://www.responsibleinvestor. 

Founder / President Verité (http://www.verite.org) 1995-2005. Non-profit global labor rights supply chain monitoring organization working in 60 countries for unions, pension funds and 300 + global brands. Managed 70 staff and consultants; budget of $3.1 million. Raised over $8 million from public and private sector. Recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative ; Social Entrepreneurship awards: Skoll Foundation, Schwab Foundation, "Scientific American 50”, Fast Company magazine. Major grants from MacArthur and
Ford Foundations.