Founding director, SupplyESChange
Larsen has more than 17 years’ experience in responsible sourcing and supply chains environmental and social issues management. She was the first Asia corporate responsibility manager for Burberry, building and managing a team and programme that helped contribute to one of the strongest programmes against modern slavery and for ethical trade in the sector. Larsen was later global director responsible sourcing for the USA listed largest childrenswear retailer in north America, TCP. In recent years, she has trained and supported procurement and investment teams to understand the ESG and business human rights due diligence steps expected of companies, and how companies can deliver these. A Chinese speaker, she applies deep insight from her years working in China and Asia in business, also in non-profit, and as a director responsible sourcing and participating in and leading industry initiatives and collaborations. Larsen has featured on the BBC, in Vogue Business, Drapers, Apparel Insider, and was a Top 100 corporate modern slavery influencer UK of 2018. She has spoken at conferences for the PRI (principles for responsible investment), Thun group of banks meeting, TechUK, Innovation Forum, WWD and Drapers sustainable fashion conferences, and more. Larsen holds an MSc environmental management (thesis on preventing wastewater pollution from fashion and electronics supply chains south China), and a conjoint BA Chinese language/ BCom in Asia business.