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Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast is a series exploring the connections between global finance and modern slavery and human trafficking. We’ll look at all the different ways the financial sector can harness its leverage to end modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking, and bring you a roundup of all the latest developments, from environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulation to revealing research.
 
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In the last episode of this season of FAST: The Podcast, we explore issues around remedy for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. Under human rights law, survivors have a right to a remedy, but that right is often very hard to realize. Court processes are long and costly and outcomes often rest on very technical questions. The UN Guid…
 
Episode 9 of Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast considers how we can make modern slavery reduction a goal of impact investing. We hear from Chloe Bailey of Moving the Market and The Freedom Fund, which has been funding innovation in this space, and Dr Marc Moser, Head of Impact at Lightrock, about what this looks like at scale. Ed…
 
What does the world of insurance have to do with forced labour, human trafficking and slavery? On this episode of FAST the Podcast, we start off by putting that question in historical context, speaking to Professor Robin Pearson of the University of Hull about the case of the Zong, an infamous episode of insurance litigation following a massacre of…
 
In Episode 7 of Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast, we look at the changing disclosure and due diligence landscape. We discuss the British and Australian Modern Slavery Acts, learn more about the new mandatory human rights due diligence framework under consideration by the EU, and hear from experts involved in the development of n…
 
In Episode 6 of Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast, we examine the role that development finance can play in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. We begin by discussing how restrictions on economic agency create the conditions that make people vulnerable to exploitation. The episode then looks at how development…
 
In Episode 5, we examine the relationship between modern slavery and institutional investing. Institutional investors have a key role to play in fostering business practices that help end modern slavery and human trafficking. In this episode we discuss how institutional investors are addressing modern slavery risks in their investment decision-maki…
 
In Episode 4, we consider how the financial sector can empower survivors of modern slavery. The episode first looks at why a lack of access to financial services can lead to greater vulnerability to modern slavery and human trafficking, how traffickers exploit victims financially through fraudulent financial identities, and the lasting impacts that…
 
This week on Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast, we look at how banks, remittance companies and credit card companies have been analyzing financial transactions to spot modern slavery and human trafficking. We then look at the impact that partnerships between financial institutions, regulators and civil society actors can have on …
 
In Episode 2 of Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast, we’re following the money. We’re learning how the profits from forced labour and modern slavery find their way into the financial system, and what happens to them. We’ll also hear from financial sector regulators and banks about how they’re learning to find the footprints of this…
 
In this episode of Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast, we consider the financial logic of slavery. We’ll learn how debt is used to control trafficking victims. We will hear why some businesses treat workers as disposable, depreciating assets, more like machines than people. And we’ll hear about the implications of this financial l…
 
Welcome to Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast. Each episode we’ll take you on a deep dive into the connections between global finance and modern slavery and human trafficking. We’ll look at all the different ways the financial sector can harness its leverage to end modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking, and bring you…
 
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