Silent Stories

The longer that I am involved in the fight against human trafficking, the more I feel that understanding the plight of victims is like dancing on the tip of an iceberg. Their stories that are recorded in video, music and books make us feel as if we know them. We Read more…

The Missing Principal from the CSR Mandate and Modern Slavery Act

In the past five years, two governments have passed unique legislation directly related to the private sector’s ethical role in business. The Indian government believes that social responsibility should motivate corporations to be socially, economically and environmentally ethical through financial contributions that foster national development. The 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Mandate requires companies Read more…

Human Cost vs Slavery ROI

Return on investment (ROI) represents the benefit to an investor from an investment in some type of resource. A high ROI means the investment gains compare favourably to the cost of investment. What is the value of human beings in the huge profits in slavery ROI?  Have human lives become Read more…

Sustainable Profit

Sustainable profit should be the new corporate goal. What does that mean? It means conducting business under the auspices of human rights in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.   I recently attended the 4th Annual ABN AMRO conference on Human Trafficking. Keynote speaker Kate Gilmore, the Deputy Read more…

Sustainable Research

Research organisations and academia are compiling interesting evidence on human trafficking from every angle: perpetrators’ use of technology, victimology, and legislation/case law. Such research is readily available in papers, books, discussion forums and the website. How many organizations make a review of existing research and recommendations as part of their Read more…