Founder, and President New-Standards (2007); a global network that works with pension funds, unions, pension funds, the SRI community and companies to foster a humane production workplace. A team of 10 employees based in China, which conducts social monitoring and research regarding U.S. and European factories' compliance with local labor laws and international standards. Offering programs in social monitoring, management and worker training. Heather has advised over 300 U.S. and European companies on labor rights issues in 60 countries.As the Founder and former President of Verité , a non-profit organization working with companies on labor issues, she has done extensive research on manufacturing practices and labor law affecting outsourcing, labor issues and human rights standards globally. Scientific American magazine named Ms. White as one of the "Scientific American 50" in 2003. The award, for Policy Leadership in Manufacturing, recognized Ms. White's work at Verité advocating on behalf of migrant workers in factories in Asia. In 2005 Ms. White received the "Social Capitalist Award" from Fast Company magazine for developing an innovative non-profit organization, performing cutting-edge research and other services using a collaborative non-profit/private sector model. Verité was a 2007 Skoll Foundation award recipient. From 2001-2005 Ms. White was the labour and human rights consultant to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), for their Emerging Markets Research Project, which performs social screening of their investment portfolio, covering 27 developing countries. The project established Ms. White and her team as a leading resource in the assessment of country performance and compliance with international labor conventions.