Speaker Series and Events

The Center for Social Impact and Innovation at GCNYC Presents its Spring 2021 Event Series


WHEN: Tuesday, June 22nd at 12PM EDT

WHAT: Join Glasgow Caledonian New York College and the Center for Social Impact and Innovation for a discussion of the newly released book Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment with Author Maxine Bédat.

A great friend of GCNYC, Maxine Bédat is the founder and director of New Standard Institute, a think and do tank dedicated to turning industry into a force for good. She is a former lawyer and the founder of Zady. She is an ambassador at the Rainforest Alliance and has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

A groundbreaking chronicle of the life and death of a pair of jeans, Unraveled exposes the fractures in our supply chains, sheds new light on our relationships to each other and the planet, and offers a path toward a moral marketplace that puts the people and planet first.

Unraveled is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the impact of unfettered capitalism and contribute to creating an economy in which we can all thrive together. This deeply reported and unflinching narrative challenges us to reclaim our central role as citizens and refashion a society in which people and planet thrive.