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Expert series: Protecting human rights at sea

Expert series: Protecting human rights at sea The views expressed in this article are the author’s considered opinion How do you regulate and monitor an industry that is largely “out of sight, out of mind”?  The fishing industry often operates hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from shore and the practice of at-sea transhipment, whereContinue reading “Expert series: Protecting human rights at sea”

Freedom and the Power of Our Imagination: How Digital Innovation Can Help to End Modern Slavery

Freedom and the Power of Our Imagination: How Digital Innovation Can Help to End Modern Slavery  Imagination is key in converting mathematics into philosophy. Since the first ever imagined version of a “computer” in the 19th century, it took Ada Lovelace’s poetic inheritance to envision Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine and Analytical Machine as more thanContinue reading “Freedom and the Power of Our Imagination: How Digital Innovation Can Help to End Modern Slavery”

3 principles for building a successful collaboration to fight modern slavery

Expert Series: 3 principles for building a successful collaboration to fight modern slavery About the author: Camila Gómez Wills is a program manager with 5 years of experience working with private firms, government agencies, and international funders to develop actionable responsible sourcing policies. She develops bespoke strategies to address high-risk ESG business issues and isContinue reading “3 principles for building a successful collaboration to fight modern slavery”

Diversity and Inclusion: Why Women (and the World) Deserve Better

Diversity and Inclusion: Why Women (and the World) Deserve Better We’ve come so far. Yet, in a world where women lead some of the strongest democracies, including those which have scored top marks in holding back the ravages of COVID-19, we still wake up in the morning confronted with headlines of a high-ranking male director ofContinue reading Diversity and Inclusion: Why Women (and the World) Deserve Better

Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights

Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights SMEs in the business and human rights landscape The business and human rights agenda has been steadily gaining traction. Yet, much of the focus has remained on the role of larger corporations and MNCs. Globally, legislative initiatives aimed at strengthening human rights due diligence and reportingContinue reading “Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights”

How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing

How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing The views expressed in this article are the author’s considered opinion. The rules for doing business have changed: without visibility there is no accountability, says Stephen Whyte, Managing Director, QADEX. Only those most adaptable to change will survive. Darwin’s view, takenContinue reading “How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing”

Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our mentor, Scott Poynton

Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our mentor, Scott Poynton As slavefreetrade reaches the end of our birthday month, we sat down with our mentor, Scott Poynton to walk us through his inspiring work in the field of sustainable forestry and combating human rights abuses. Scott discusses how he developed The Forest Trust (TFT), asContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our mentor, Scott Poynton”

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet our volunteers!

Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet our volunteers! Without you, we could not have done it.  On slavefreetrade’s 2nd birthday, we are shining the spotlight on all those who helped us get here. They come from all around the globe and share a common mission. To fight modern slavery and protect human rights for a world MadeContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: Meet our volunteers!”

Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry

Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry Marcelo Hidalgo is the founder of Seafoodmatter, as well as the director and co-founder of On-board Social Accountability, a not-for-profit organization based in New Zealand. Currently the Sustainability Director of the Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea, he has been working in the seafood supply chainContinue reading “Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry”

Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our founder and CEO, Brian Iselin

Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our founder and CEO, Brian Iselin As we approach slavefreetrade’s second birthday, we had the chance to catch up with our CEO, Brian to discuss how slavefreetrade is filling in the gaps in the fight against modern slavery, the enabling role of technology in protecting human rights, and upcomingContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our founder and CEO, Brian Iselin”