Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing, Target
Ivanka is an experienced senior sustainability professional with over 15 years in the sector. Ivanka is currently Senior Director Responsible Sourcing at Target. Prior to this, Ivanka served as the International Labour Organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist for Asia and the Pacific providing technical leadership and support on the ILO’s CSR activities including the ILO/IFC Better Work programme. Having been with the ILO since 2001, Ivanka has extensive experience in the field of corporate social responsibility and labour practices in global supply chains. In 2004, Ivanka published Implementing Codes of Conduct, a seminal research piece based on corporate sustainability practices that has formed the backbone of many of the ILO’s factory improvement initiatives. Ivanka holds a PhD from University of Cambridge together with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia. Ivanka’s work on CSR has been published in several books as well as in leading journals and she has undertaken collaborative research on CSR with leading academics from Columbia University, Harvard University and Sydney University and others.