(BGF) - On February 19th, 2014 we launched a program to recognize the companies that promote worker safety and rights through the use of best practices. The program launch was introduced by Governor Michael Dukakis, three-term Governor of Massachusetts, 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee, and Chairman of the Boston Global Forum. In addition, the event featured contributions from Hedrick Smith, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winner and former reporter and editor at the New York...

(Photo Credit: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) By Philip Hamilton (BGF) On February 19, 2014 the Boston Global Forum (BGF) hosted an event in which it announced a new and exciting initiative to recognize companies, brands, and retailers who are leading the way in worker safety and rights through the use of best practices. The event featured notable contributions from Governor Michael Dukakis, Chairman and co-founder of BGF, Arnold Zack, a renowned mediator, arbitrator and lecturer at...

Chairman Michael Dukakis Co-Founder; Chairman of The Board of Directors and Board of Thinkers, The Boston Global Forum. Democratic Party Nominee for President of the United States, 1988. Distinguished Professor J.D., Harvard University Michael Stanley Dukakis was born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Greek immigrant parents. He attended Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School and served in the United States Army from 1955-1957, sixteen months of which was with the support group to the...

Date: February 19, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Live-streaming at http://bostonglobalforum.org/ Features contributions by Arbitrator Arnold Zack, Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, and Hedrick Smith The Boston Global Forum invites you to attend a special event, as we launch an initiative to nominate and recognize the best practice companies that have made significant contributions to the issue of worker safety and rights, particularly in the aftermath of the Tazreen Fashions Factory fire...

By Philip Hamilton, Jonas Brunschwig & Thong Phan (BGF) - Over the past fourteen months, in the wake of the Tazreen Fashions Fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 24, 2012 and the subsequent Rana Plaza collapse in April 2013, the issue of worker safety and rights has seen a surge in global attention. The New York Times (NYT) has continuously covered the issue, both in the aftermath of these tragedies as well as the ensuing debate on what measures ought to be taken. Moreover, their coverage...