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Supply Chain Due Diligence: Understanding its Potential Impact on the U.S. Coffee Industry

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The European Parliament and the European Council have agreed on a regulation to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, with a focus on the following commodities: palm oil, cattle, soy, coffee, cocoa, timber and rubber as well as derived products (such as beef, furniture, or chocolate). The regulation would require companies and traders to demonstrate that their products are deforestation-free and legally compliant with labor, environmental, and human rights laws in the country of production. Join us for a webinar where we'll discuss the implications of this regulation for the U.S. coffee industry and what businesses can do to ensure their supply chain is deforestation-free and rights-respecting.



Anna Triponel, Founder, Human Level

Anna is an internationally renowned business, human rights and climate expert and founder of Human Level. Over the past decade, she has travelled around the globe to advise hundreds of companies – as well as their investors and lawyers – on what it means to take a people-centred approach to business. Anna advises companies on human rights strategies, weaving human rights into climate strategies and just transition, and ways to adapt business models to be future fit. She is an Advisor to a number of Board members, VPs and General Counsels, and is a regular keynote speaker and featured commentator in the media. Anna acts as a Mediator for OECD National Contact Point instances, has been appointed International Human Rights Expert for a range of operational-level grievance mechanisms and sits on a number of advisory committees. She has lived and/or worked in the majority of countries on the African continent, running human rights impact assessment and stakeholder empowerment processes.

As a consultant at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, she worked with John Ruggie on the development of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As Senior Advisor at the leading centre of expertise on the UNGPs Shift, she played an instrumental role in the development of the 2015 UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. She has been a corporate lawyer in New York at Jones Day, an international human rights lawyer working across Africa and Asia at pro bono Nobel Peace Prize nominee firm PILPG, and a development lawyer in Washington DC at the World Bank.

Anna holds three bars as a lawyer (New York, England & Wales, France – currently non-practising lawyer). Degrees include an LL.M. in International Law (American University Washington College of Law); Masters degree in international business / human rights law (University of Paris X); Business Sustainability Management (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and MBA (Essentials from London School of Economics).