Investors coax companies: own up to slavery

A new drive is being launched by investors in London today to persuade companies to root out modern slavery in their supply chains. The quest will be hard in two ways: firms will risk bad publicity if they find slavery; and investors are unlikely to make money out of the work.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 12 Nov 2019

Experts believe that although slavery is often invisible, it is probably present somewhere in the supply chains of every large company.

Nestlé, for example, had a suit filed against it in California in April, alleging that child slaves harvested cocoa for it in west Africa, even though the ...

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