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How Barclays Is Using Financial Intelligence to Tackle Human Traffickers

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As Head of Barclays’ Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), former police officer Paul Horlick says his job is to “look at the risk of the firm being used to facilitate or launder the proceeds of crime through an intelligence-led lens”. Describing people trafficking and modern slavery as “an absolute priority” for the bank, he tells us how Barclays is partnering with law enforcement and government to tackle the problem.

Responsible Business Alliance Signs Agreement to Support Bali Process Efforts on Modern Slavery

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BALI, Indonesia and ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Bali Process Government and Business Forum (Bali Process) Secretariat (Walk Free Foundation) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to collaborate on anti-slavery efforts through the Bali Process.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Tackling Modern Slavery Through Transparency - New GRI Task Force

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Modern Slavery affects an estimated 46 million people around the world and poses a prominent risk for companies. Transparency on human rights in supply chains is becoming increasingly necessary due to rising consumer interest as well as regulatory developments.

Sustainability reporting can help companies comply with legislation, but also to identify and address their impact, and highlight innovative solutions and a path forward.

Transparency as a Tool to End Modern Slavery

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Close to 46 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016 alone. Business participation in solving the issue is crucial.

GRI Newsletter: International Women's Day Edition

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On International Women’s Day, GRI wants to highlight how transparency can help organizations work towards gender equality. We feature several examples of how the GRI Standards and GRI’s services help companies better understand their impacts on gender. We are also proudly presenting the first crowdfunded translation of the GRI Standards, for reporters in French-speaking regions.

Tackling Modern Slavery With Transparency: GRI to Support the Reporting Community

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Do you want to improve the way you report on modern slavery? Are you willing to support other companies as they begin to communicate on the issue? You can now join GRI's work and engage in cutting-edge dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of transparency on modern slavery with diverse stakeholders, such as investors, media, human rights and legal experts and governments.  ​

UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner: Businesses Must Lead the Fight Against Modern Slavery

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LONDON, August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has called upon businesses to take the lead in combatting modern slavery. Speaking to Front Group Ltd about the role of business in eradicating forced labour, Kevin Hyland OBE, said: “The Modern Slavery Act has sparked the beginnings of a much needed cultural shift and increased prioritisation to prevent this abhorrent abuse. Businesses must be at the centre of the fight against modern slavery”.

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking Expands Scope and Steps Up Efforts to End Trafficking

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major global companies have renewed their commitment to the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) through an expanded membership and scope of work. Formed in 2010, gBCAT has provided a unique forum for business to understand how all forms of modern slavery affect their operations and supply chains, and to design effective and pragmatic solutions to combat traffickers.

CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge Speaking at Future in Review

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CSRHub COO and Co-founder Cynthia Figge is speaking at the Future in Review (FiRe) Conference today at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah.

Cynthia is hosting "Human Trafficking and the SNS GRS System in the UK" with Andrew Wallis OBE, Founder and CEO, Unseen UK.

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