A Year After Rana Plaza, Investors Call for Transparency

Today marks one year since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh claimed 1,138 lives. This anniversary serves as a reminder of the human rights risks inherent in outsourcing apparel manufacturing to factories with inadequate safeguards to protect workers. Whether we are investors or consumers,...

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In The News: Ending Modern Slavery Starts in the Boardroom

Last week, the Inter Press Service published an article exploring the role of global businesses in eradicating modern-day slavery from multinational supply chains. KnowTheChain and a few of our partners were mentioned throughout the news report in an effort to highlight the importance of supply...

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A Survivor’s Voice for Change

When I was growing up in Mexico, I never imagined that I’d have the opportunity to help shape a law that could change people’s lives. And yet, several years ago, I found myself in Sacramento, California, sitting in State Senator Darrell Steinberg’s office having a...

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Corporate Sponsorships: What story is your brand selling?

Companies are more than their products; they are the stories and feelings that are associated with their brands. International sporting events represent a unique opportunity for corporations to showcase their international status while connecting their brand to a shared sense of unity and achievement. Now that...

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SB-657 Enforcement

Today, the Alliance to End Trafficking and Slavery (ATEST) and 11 additional organizations submitted a letter to the California Attorney General’s office calling for SB-657 to be fully enforced. Learn more here: http://www.atestblog.org/anti-trafficking-organizations-join-atest-to-call-for-sb-657-enforcement-2/...

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Fulfilling SB-657’s Promise

When I was working in Congress on what became the Trafficking Victims Protection Act back in 1999, we congressional staff paid little attention to the role of companies and their global supply chains in forced labor and human trafficking. We tended to focus more on...

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Lights, Camera … a Call for Action

Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.” I wondered how those words resonated across the globe? How...

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Unraveling Corporate Cotton Practices

Last week, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) released a new report, Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to End Forced Labor and an accompanying webinar, as part of our effort to better understand what companies are doing to find and eliminate cotton picked...

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