Doug Cahn

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Doug Cahn "is the principal of TheCahnGroup, LLC, a corporate responsibility consultancy dedicated to creating sound business practices that are consistent with societal needs and stakeholder expectations.

"Mr. Cahn has been a corporate responsibility and public policy executive for nearly 30 years. During that time, he has implemented corporate programs that address supply chain labor standards, human rights, environment, government relations, community relations, advocacy and communications. As vice president of human rights programs at Reebok International for 15 years, Mr. Cahn led the implementation of Reebok’s corporate commitment to international human rights, both through the company’s business practices and philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Cahn is a pioneer in applying corporate codes of conduct to factories owned and operated by third parties in Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe. He developed a child labor free soccer ball factory in Pakistan and human rights training programs, worker communication systems, and assessment tools in over a dozen countries. Mr. Cahn directed the human rights grantmaking at the Reebok Human Rights Foundation. He served as a founding Board member of the Fair Labor Association and the Committee on Corporate Responsibility of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry.

"Prior to joining Reebok, he served as chief of staff and legislative assistant for human rights and foreign polciy to US Representative Barney Frank (1981-1991) and legislative assistant for human rights and foreign policy to US Representative Robert Drinan (1979-1981)

"In addition to serving on the Board of Verite, he is Chairman of the Board of the Fair Factories Clearinghouse, a non-profit initiative of global retail companies, consumer brands and retail trade associations dedicated to creating a system for managing and sharing information about workplace conditions." [1]

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  1. Verité Board of Directors and Advisors, Verite, accessed February 18, 2008.