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Beyond Ethics: The Business Case for Fighting Human Trafficking

Ben Fouracre and Archana Kotecha

May 30, 2019

Business leaders and consumers need to take a stand against modern slavery

On any given day in 2016, modern slavery entrapped an estimated 40.3 million people around the world, according to the Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2018. Forced labor devastates livelihoods and well-being, in many cases resulting in physical harm and even loss of life.

This human trafficking economy may seem remote to business leaders, as well as to anyone who lives comfortably in a developed society. However, it is likely that each of us has participated indirectly in it in some way, as either an unwitting consumer or businessperson.

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