Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna Rachel Munns Aarti Kapoor

Perspectives from Asia: Ten Years of Work on Responsible Recruitment, What Have We Learnt and What Do We Need to Change?

A Session by Aarti Kapoor , Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna and Rachel Munns

About this Session

Responsible recruitment challenges are global and long-standing. Learning from the depth and breadth of work in Asia with business, government and non-profits is essential to advancing the provision of decent work for migrant workers. This session explores a range of approaches to advancing responsible recruitment in supply chains, learning from projects providing hands-on support to human resource and management teams through to collaborative action projects that put policy into practice.

25 June 2024, 10:00 AM

Day 1 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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About The Speakers

Aarti Kapoor

Aarti Kapoor

Executive Director, Embode

25 years of experience on human rights (focused on labour and exploitation issues). 13 years of direct experience working in business and human rights.

Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna

Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna

Founder and Director, Our Journey

Sumitha has 16 years of experience working on the ground with migrant workers and domestic workers' communities in Asia and bringing their perspectives and voices to conversations on migrants rights and protection.

Rachel Munns

Rachel Munns

Head of Sustainability, World Wise Foods

Rachel is Head of Sustainability at World Wise Foods and co-lead of the Food Network for Ethical Trade’s responsible recruitment working group. With a wealth of experience, she brings practical examples of embedding responsible recruitment principles in global supply chains.


Rishi Sher Singh

Rishi Sher Singh

Chief Executive Officer, World of Gears

Passionate about making supply chains sustainable, resilient and future-ready. Implementing HRDD for Supply chains in India with extensive experience in engaging with suppliers and rightholders in all major backbone sectors of the economy.