Over 40 million people are estimated to be trapped in modern slavery worldwide, including in various forms of child, trafficked or forced labour.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires every organisation with a global annual turnover of £36 million or more conducting business in the UK to publish a yearly statement detailing efforts to investigate and eradicate modern slavery in its operations and supply chains. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) recently published their analysis of the first statements issued by FTSE 100 companies under the Act – a comprehensive study that highlights encouraging signs of good practice among a leading group but a lower level of compliance across the remainder.
Our keynote speaker, Steve Chalke MBE (founder of Stop The Traffik) talks about how events like Investor Day can help bring about change.
This year’s Investor Day was a fantastic event held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London. We’ve put together a short video of the day that captures all the key messages.
Speakers at our 19th annual Investor Day addressed an audience of clients, guests and friends as part of an informative debate on modern slavery.
Rathbone Greenbank played an important role in lobbying for a clause demanding increased corporate transparency on supply chain risk to be included in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
On Wednesday 11 March, Rathbone Greenbank Investments and key partners hosted a parliamentary debate to provide further impetus for the Modern Slavery Bill as it enters its final phases.
On 2 December 2014, Matt Crossman (Rathbone Greenbank’s lead researcher on corporate engagement), participated in a panel discussion as part of a high-profile seminar on business best practice in the context of transparent supply chains, ethical sourcing and staff training.