One of the harsh realities of business in the 21st century is that it’s still upheld by slavery. Shocking as it might seem, over 40.3 million people globally are victims of modern slavery today, and at least 16 million of them are being exploited in the private sector. The US Department of Labor has identified over 100 goods presumed to be produced with forced or child labor around the world. That needs to change. It’s clear the business community must step up their role in the fight against modern slavery.

That’s why the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBCAT) was set up as a collaborative initiative to harness the power of business across sectors to reduce the incidence of modern slavery. The coalition works with major companies and has come up with three ways of combatting modern slavery: 

  1. Enhance the capabilities of small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prevent…
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