Research into legal regulations and best practice for businesses is crucial to ending exploitation in global supply chains.
Project exploring challenges posed by the pandemic for the UK agricultural industry.
Project exploring effective methods to build firms’ commitment to addressing modern slavery in supply chains in the face of the pandemic.
Project developing gender policy and accountability measures to prevent exploitation in the Bangladesh garment sector
Project exploring the implications of the pandemic for workers at risk of exploitation in garment producing countries.
Project exploring labour issues in the medical gloves sector in Malaysia after increased pandemic demand.
Project examining the impact of the pandemic on textiles and fashion industry in India
Examination of barriers, incentives and opportunities to enable responsible data sharing for addressing modern slavery.
Project evaluating the effectiveness of the Transparency in Supply Chains measures in the UK Modern Slavery Act and assessing what regulations could be considered to strengthen them.
This project focuses on the role of data in enabling investors to take action on modern slavery risks in investment portfolios.
Prof Alex Balch blogs on the consultation on the PEC research priorities.
Published: 12th January 2021
Modern Slavery PEC’s first research call projects mark a major milestone for the Centre.
Published: 17th December 2020
Prof. Alex Balch and Olivia Hesketh join the Modern Slavery PEC.
Published: 23rd November 2020
Research into factors making people vulnerable to exploitation is crucial to stop modern slavery from occurring.
Understanding the needs of people affected by modern slavery is crucial for developing effective systems of support.
Research into the best use of the prosecution and enforcement powers and obstacles to their successful use.
Crosscutting area: impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on modern slavery