Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Credible data vs. misinformation: a lesson in responsible data use and fact checking

Feb 25, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Side Sessions


by Transformers Foundation and Cotton Diaries Fact-checking is a key tool to help fight misinformation and for brands to become critical users of data and claims and accurately assess the interventions needed in their supply chains. This session will discuss: the role of data and fact-checking in fashion’s sustainability discourse, how numbers can be distorted, how to filter misleading versus credible claims, and how to build critical data consumption. This session is informed by our recent Transformers Foundation research paper titled Cotton: A Case Study in Misinformation, which you can download here: Please register to attend this session.