Human rights and trade | Podcast

Microphone Investor protocols to avoid funding modern slavery

The investment community is changing how it engages with portfolio labour risks

Valentina Gurney, associate programme director, Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility and Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh discuss trends in how the investment community is dealing with potential forced labour risks in investor portfolios. They debate the pros and cons of soft and hard laws, and how regulatory approaches are moving from reporting to due diligence requirements. Gurney also outlines the differences between a faith-based approach and an ESG approach to investment, and the moves she sees towards the use of the sustainable development goals for investor screening.

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