Heather Franzese is a Purpose Economy 100 (PE100) global changemaker. She has been working for 15 years to improve the lives of vulnerable workers in global supply chains. Her award-winning social enterprise Good World Solutions has leveraged mobile technology to give voice to factory workers and real-time data to leading clothing and electronics companies. Since 2010, the organization’s Labor Link platform has reached more than 260,000 workers in 16 countries, including China, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil. Previously, Franzese launched the Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel & Linens program in the United States, a new way for consumers to vote with their dollars for an alternative to sweatshops.
BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.