Tag: Bangladesh

One Year Later, The Deadliest Value Chain Continues

We have just passed the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed over 1,00o garment workers. On the anniversary of that senseless disaster,  Kamal Munir, a professor at the Judge School of Business in Cambridge, published an outstanding critique of why that terrible event happened and why it’s almost certain to

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Ignoring the True Cost of Risk: The Lessons of Rana Plaza

The FT has an interesting graphic out that shows the evolution of the garment export trade: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5448bc70-c460-11e2-9ac0-00144feab7de.html#axzz2UJXFZ5ym The graph shows that it was only in 2010 that Bangladesh entered the Top 10 exporters list, and that as of 2011 it ranked number 4, with $23+B worth of exports. This is interesting, but what is more

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