AAFA Member-Only Virtual Training: Social Responsibility - Why It Started and Where It Is Going

Thursday, July 6, 2023
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Member only. This content is open to AAFA members only. For membership access, contact membership@aafaglobal.org. 


This virtual training, exclusive for AAFA members, will benefit those interested in or new to social compliance / ESG in the apparel, footwear, or travel goods industries by providing context on the development of social compliance programs and the real-world constraints on program effectiveness. It will also benefit those already working in the field as we will review different approaches / models to achieve social compliance in your supply chain.

 Attendees will learn:
  • A brief history of the development of social compliance in the apparel, footwear, and travel goods industries.
  • The economic drivers and strategic decisions that determine and limit social compliance risk.
  • How to review social compliance models and identify where your company is on its journey.
More about WRAP as AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner.  


Headshot of Mark JaegerMark Jaeger
Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement 
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Mark is responsible for global operations and stakeholder engagement for WRAP, an independent, objective, non-profit team of social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. Mark served on the Board of Directors of WRAP for sixteen years. He joined WRAP as Vice President Stakeholder Engagement in 2020. Before that, Mark worked for twenty-seven years in the apparel industry. He was Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary for Jockey International, Inc. At Jockey, Mark focused on compliance, risk, and international trade while overseeing all legal issues for the company. He also led the Human Resources department for eight years. Mark has a BBA in economics with honors from the University of Iowa and a law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He resides in the Chicago area.


Headshot of Nate HermanNate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992. 


Stephanie Paendong