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Dara O’Rourke

Dara O’Rourke is Co-Founder of GoodGuide and Associate Professor of Environmental and Labor Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.


Dara O’Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the news about Nike’s sweatshops in the 1990s, considers the promise of ethical consumption—the idea that individuals, voting with their wallets, can promote better labor conditions and environmental outcomes globally.

Dara O’Rourke

An Ideas Matter event held at MIT on November 3, 2011

Richard Locke Jens Hainmueller Dara O’Rourke Scott Nova

Examining the global supply chains and labor practices of the high-tech industry.

Dara O’Rourke David V. Johnson

Even as globalization makes us complicit in terrible abuses of workers, it opens up new possibilities for public action.

Dara O’Rourke Archon Fung Charles Sabel

A small percentage of consumers have already moved a portion of the market toward more sustainable practices. But the larger promise of ethical consumption remains unmet.

Dara O’Rourke