“As discussions of the ‘Just Transition’, Net Zero efforts and human rights due diligence laws grow, we encourage organisations to consider the role they can play in the push towards combined nexus thinking: the interconnected nature of social and environmental issues. We will introduce the complex and current topic of modern slavery and share a range of case studies from our research, from food supply and construction to labour exploitation in the renewable energy sector. All roles considering sustainability are welcome, as we’ll offer some actions and challenged stakeholders can take away from supply chain management, waste and energy management to policy and personal considerations.”
Dr Bethany Jackson, Lois Bosatta and Professor Doreen Boyd will lead an informative and interactive session with the chance to discuss some of the challenges raised.
The Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham is the world's leading and largest group of modern slavery researchers. The team delivers cutting-edge research to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal target 8.7: ending modern slavery by 2030. Through their five research programmes, on Data, Communities, Law, Ecosystems, and Business, the Rights Lab delivers rigorous data, evidence and discoveries for the anti-slavery effort. The team leads for stakeholder impact and engagement translate research findings for key stakeholders via policy analysis, briefings and training, and work with partners on filling evidence gaps. Across all five research programmes, the Rights Lab works to ensure all research is informed by the insights of modern slavery survivors.