Two of our human rights team recognised among top 100 UK Modern Slavery Influencers

A new index, recognising individuals from all business sectors, media and academia who are leaders in raising awareness to end modern slavery and labour exploitation, has named our own Alex Channer and Michelle Carpenter among the top 100 UK influencers.

The 2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index, developed and delivered by BRE and Sustain Worldwide, identifies individuals who advocate for robust ethical sourcing and human rights recognition and practices in UK direct business operations and global supply chains.

The inclusion of Alex, Head of Human Rights and Michelle, Senior Human Rights Analyst, in the index is based on a range of criteria. These include: influence on social media, as measured by Klout scores, and advocacy – policy impact, speaking and media engagements – in public life.

“The nominations reflect the depth and quality of the research we are undertaking on modern slavery, alongside our commitment to raise awareness of the issue with business audiences.”

Sam Haynes, Head of Indices

Join us at the annual Modern Slavery and Ethical Labour in Construction Leadership Symposium 2018

Sam will be presenting our research into the identification of subnational modern slavery risks in the UK at BRE’s annual Modern Slavery and Ethical Labour in Construction Leadership Symposium 2018.

The event, ‘Eradicating Modern Slavery: How Good Governance Demonstrates Leadership and Mitigates Risk’, will take place between 9am-5pm, Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 66 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1AD.

Register for the conference here

The last iteration of our Modern Slavery Index was released in 2017. The 2018 edition is set for launch in July.