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.

PROFILE

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.

RECENTLY REVIEWED BY HEATHER MOORE

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

Themis International Services
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.
Research
1 August 2022

TRIBE Freedom Foundation

Issue Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
TRIBE Foundation was established by ordinary citizens, forming the TRIBE community, who wanted to contribute to ending human trafficking. Based in the United Kingdom, this registered charity raises funds and runs activities to raise public awareness, support survivors and prevent modern slavery.
Organisation
1 research item

UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Government Organisations & Departments
Established by the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the role of the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner is to inform best practice and encourage prudence in the prevention, detection, and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking offences, as well as in the identification potential of victims. The Commissioner is accountable through a strategic plan and annual reports which provides an overview of the achievement of their objectives and targets.

Organisation
1 research item

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

Walk Free
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.
Research
5 May 2022

WikiRate

Issue Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
WikiRate is a collaborative open data platform where anyone can contribute and view data on companies' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, supply chain transparency disclosures, and their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Organisation
2 research items

Themis International Services

Commercial Organisations
Themis International Services is a firm which helps clients identify and manage their financial crime risks through a combination of innovation, insight and intelligence. Then firm helps organisations understand the strategic threats through an ESG and socio-economic lens and protects their customers, staff, suppliers and shareholders from criminal attacks or association.
Organisation
2 research items

Walk Free

Issue Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
Walk Free is an international human rights group focussed on the eradication of modern slavery, in all its forms, in our lifetime. Their international team, ranges from statisticians, criminologists, lawyers, and international development experts, working to create and agitate for mass systems change, to address the root causes of slavery.
Organisation
6 research items

Beyond compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act

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.
Research
11 February 2022

Corporate Justice Coalition

Issue Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
Previously called the CORE Coalition, Corporate Justice Coalition (CJC) is a UK coalition campaigning to ensure corporations are held accountable for human rights and environmental abuses. CJC advocate for a stronger regulatory framework, higher standards of corporate conduct and improved access to remedy for those harmed by corporate activities.
Organisation

Institutional shareholders and corporate social responsibility

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.
Research
27 July 2021

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Other Industry / Sector Specific Groups & Sponsored Organisations
The Australian Institute of Company Directors is committed to strengthening society through world-class governance. The organisation's aim is to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society.
Organisation
4 research items

The Ethics Centre

Issue Focused NGOs & Think Tanks
The Ethics Centre is a not-for-profit organisation developing and delivering innovative programs, services and experiences, designed to bring ethics to the centre of personal and professional life. The Ethics Centre carries this out through consulting, thought leadership and volunteer-led programs to help build critical thinking through discussing ethics.
Organisation
1 research item

RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY HEATHER MOORE

Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018: Guidance for reporting entities

Australian Border Force
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.
Research
18 September 2020

Australian Border Force

Government Organisations & Departments
Australian Government's lead agency for driving effective implementation of the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018. Australian Border Force houses the Modern Slavery Business Engagement Unit which provides guidance and support to reporting entities about compliance and managing the public register of statements.
Organisation
1 research item

RECENTLY POSTED BY HEATHER MOORE

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

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.
Article
19 September 2022