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  1. Business: It's time to act. Decent work, modern slavery and child labour

    Decent work cannot exist where modern slavery and child labour persist, yet it is widespread across the globe. Nevertheless, a world with decent jobs can be realised with the help of companies.
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  2. Human rights in private equity: Information and summary

    This paper provides an overview of human rights due diligence (HRDD) in relation to private equity (PE) investors. Topics covered include the responsibility of PE, the value of HRDD for PE, the characteristics of PE, integration of HRDD into PE processes and implementation challenges.
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  3. An investor briefing on the apparel industry: Moving the needle on responsible labour practices

    This report highlights why responsible labour practices in the apparel industry matter for investors. Drawing on investor case studies, the report explains how to implement effective strategies that address risks and negative human rights impacts in investee companies and their supply chains.
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  4. Factory farming in Asia: Assessing investment risks

    Asia's meat, dairy, and seafood industries are increasingly vulnerable to risks with the potential to damage returns. This report analyses twelve Asia-Pacific markets identifying five areas of risk including food safety and nutrition, public health, environment, animal welfare and labour standards. Each area of risk includes key questions for investors.
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  5. Seafood sourcing risk in Asia: 2016

    30 November 2016
    Asia Research & Engagement’s research lists the current sustainability risks pertaining to the seafood industry and responses from retailers and hotels. It builds a case for the retailers, hotels and restaurants operating in seafood supply across Asia to increase their focus on their supply chain risks and take the necessary steps to manage them.
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  6. From poor working conditions to forced labour: what's hidden in your portfolio? A guide for investor engagement on labour practices in agricultural supply chains

    This guide provides a comprehensive tool for engaging food and beverage companies on labour standards. It incorporates learnings from collaborative investor-company engagement focused on supply chain reporting and third-party resources. Outlining seven expectations for investors to focus on supported by relevant resources and case studies.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Poverty Footprint

    25 September 2015
    The Poverty Footprint is a tool that enables companies and partners to implement a people-centred assessment of corporate impacts on poverty. The report is used to better understand the impacts of operations and value chain on people and poverty, and to turn this learning into action.
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  9. Providing decent work for young workers, parents and caregivers

    Provides guidance for companies to fulfil their responsibility to support the decent work of young workers, parents and caregivers across their supply chains. Includes a case study on IKEA’s approach to supporting children’s rights and a second case study on Wipro’s approach to gender diversity.
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  10. Global standards miss the nuance in local child labour

    13 May 2015
    Research conducted by Young Lives on improving the current issue of child labour provided from a view that differs from the conventional approach: improving working conditions is more constructive than merely banning child labour altogether, as doing so would miss the social and economic nuances such as relationship ties, supporting families and gaining skills.
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  11. Guiding principles on business and human rights: Implementing the United Nations protect, respect and remedy framework

    The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is a report that implements the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ framework, regarding the obligations of states and responsibilities of business to ensure that human rights are protected and respected throughout all business operations and ultimately remedied when breached.
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