About | Mentor | Heather Moore

Heather Moore

Heather is a specialist in anti-slavery and trafficking, with experience in the fields of program management, capacity building, policy and research. Her current work focuses on supporting organisations to re-imagine current approaches to labour-force engagement, placing human rights and decent work at the forefront of business planning.


Heather Moore is a specialist in anti-slavery and counter-trafficking, with 18 years’ experience across the fields of program management, capacity building, policy and research. She became involved in this work in Los Angeles, where she founded the first women’s refuge in the US for trafficked women and led human trafficking assessments and community-based crisis response. She has advised governments, law enforcement bodies, non-governmental organisations and business on developing effective responses to slavery and trafficking.

A co-founder of Little Wave Partnerships,  Heather now works with a variety of organisations seeking to establish, evaluate, and evolve responses to contemporary forms of slavery by reimagining standard ways of working to realise a different future. Her practice emphasises understanding and identifying cases of slavery and slavery-like practices and their root causes; building high-functioning multi-stakeholder and worker-led initiatives; empowering and linking up businesses to champion effective public policy on modern slavery; and developing effective remediation and prevention strategies. She is also an expert witness in civil and criminal matters involving slavery-related crimes and is a board member for the Journal of Modern Slavery, Hands Across Canberra, and the ACT Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund. She joined Altiorem as a volunteer Mentor in 2020.


Preventing modern slavery and human trafficking: An agenda for action across the financial services sector

This report combines research, resources and advice for financial institutions to use for information, awareness and guidance in implementing measures to address modern slavery and human trafficking concerns within their supply chain and operations.

Beyond compliance in the finance sector: A review of statements produced by asset managers under the UK Modern Slavery Act

This report emphasises that investors should recognise their leverage towards addressing modern slavery risks in their financial activities, including investment portfolios and their supply chains. The report is part of a wider supply chain transparency project to advocate for Modern Slavery Acts globally, by engaging governments and partnering with businesses.

Beyond compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act

28 February 2016
This report provides practical guidance from non-governmental organisations with expertise in modern slavery for commercial organisations reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act. It provides a business case for business action on modern slavery in supply chains that goes beyond minimum compliance to achieving positive change on slavery and forced labour.

Institutional shareholders and corporate social responsibility

31 May 2019
The study sets out to examine the relationship between institutional investors and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Specifically, the researchers examine whether an institutional investor’s level of ownership in a firm can influence its CRS commitments and whether different levels of shareholder “attention” affect the portfolio firm’s CSR commitments.


Responsible investment benchmark report 2020 Australia

Details the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market. Reviews the practices of 165 investment managers who are applying responsible investment to some or all of their investment practices.

Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018: Guidance for reporting entities

30 September 2019
Australian Government guidance to entities reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2018. The guidance provides information on what is modern slavery, how it might impact on reporting entities, what obligations entities have under the Act, and how to report against mandatory criteria using case studies as illustrations.


The Modern Slavery Act: A hard road ahead for the ‘race to the top’

19 September 2022

New report finds companies operating in industries known to be at high risk of slavery are failing to identify obvious risks of forced labour in their supply chains or take action to address them.