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Global Slavery Index

20 May 2024
The Global Slavery Index (GSI) by Walk Free provides comprehensive data on the prevalence of modern slavery in 160 countries, detailing how many people are affected, their vulnerabilities, and governmental responses.

Financial crimes and land conversion: Uncovering risk for financial institutions

This report outlines the risks financial institutions face due to land conversion and related financial crimes. It emphasises the convergence of land conversion with crimes like money laundering and corruption, highlighting the need for robust due diligence and risk assessment. It introduces an Environmental Crimes Financial Toolkit to aid institutions in mitigating these risks.

Considering social factors in pension scheme investments: Guide from the Taskforce on Social Factors

This final report identifies social risks and opportunities that can be addressed by trustees, industry, and policymakers. The guide outlines frameworks of good practice and materiality assessment, with data sources to support the assessment and provides practical assistance to enable consideration of social factors within their investments.

Developing a public private partnership approach to increase financial inclusion for modern slavery survivors in Mexico

This report provides insight into the development of a public-private partnership approach to increase financial access for modern slavery survivors in Mexico. The pilot intervention aims to improve financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, contributing to reducing and preventing trafficking and slavery. The report also highlights barriers to financial access, emphasising the importance of identifying illicit flows and increasing financial inclusion for at-risk groups.

Scaling impact: Exploring 'success' in relation to impact investments

This study aims to explore the definition of success in social impact investments and how to scale them up. Challenges such as negotiation, execution, and outcomes measurement were identified. Measures for supporting scaling include data sharing, funding, and intellectual property (IP) valuation.

A sewing kit for living wages: Pathways to living wages in global garment supply chains

4 September 2017
The report provides a roadmap for textile brands to commit and implement living wages in their supply chains, as well as explain the importance of providing decent wages to workers.

Shopping for a bargain: How the purchasing practices of clothing brands in Australia impact the women who make our clothes

25 November 2020
This report examines the purchasing practices of clothing brands operating in Australia and highlights the impact on women workers in the countries where clothing is made. It calls on brands to publish a plan and commitment to ensuring a living wage for workers throughout their supply chains.

Making Xinjiang sanctions work: Addressing forced labour through coercive trade and finance measures

This is a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the measures adopted and implemented to address the issue of forced labour in Xinjiang, China. Based on open-source data and expert analysis, the report highlights key themes and outlines a set of recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness of current trade and financial measures.

Bridging ESG silos: The intersection of climate change and modern slavery

28 September 2023
This report highlights the links between climate change, modern slavery, and risks to business for investors. It provides tools for assessing climate-related risks, offering recommendations for disclosure and investment strategy. Assessing material financial risk requires a consideration of both environmental and social factors, including climate-related human rights risk.

Beyond compliance in the renewable energy sector: Assessing UK and Australian Modern Slavery Act statements

20 September 2023
This report assesses the statements of 60 renewable energy companies under the UK and Australian Modern Slavery Acts, identifying their compliance gaps. Though most firms disclose their modern slavery policy, few extend it beyond tier one, limiting worker protection. The report calls for improved guidance, supply chain transparency, and stronger government enforcement measures.
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