Leslie Esparza is a 15-year veteran in the fields of human rights, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. She began her career at Cal Safety Compliance Corporation (CSCC) and spent 10 years at Levi Strauss & Co. as a leader in the Social and Environmental Sustainability group. Leslie has advised companies and their suppliers in more than 35 countries throughout the world. She is well known for her leadership on brand collaboration initiatives in the apparel and footwear industries and for her multi-sector work on monitor standards. She has extensive experience in stakeholder management and has worked with non-governmental organizations, international trade unions and governments across the globe. Leslie has been quoted by Women’s Wear Daily, the U.S. Department of Labor, Business for Social Responsibility, Intertek Ethical Sourcing Report (2008); Fair Factories Clearinghouse, and As You Sow. Leslie holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has lived in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.
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