Laura Hawkesford manages the M&S Clothing and Home global ethical trade program, supporting all sourcing offices in the implementation of compliance, beyond-audit innovations, and community and social development programs. Hawkesford provides insight on risk management and mitigation, emerging trends, and ideas for new innovation to senior leadership committees. Her professional interests are gender empowerment, how to take programs to scale, proving the business case for sustainability, and working with multi-stakeholders on joint collaboration. Before working for M&S, Hawkesford worked for Oxfam as a buyer for commercial product for Oxfam retail shops.
BSR is a sustainable business network and consultancy focused on creating a world in which all people can thrive on a healthy planet. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR provides its 300+ member companies with insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives to help them see a changing world more clearly, create long-term value, and scale impact.