FINANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING WILL HOST THEIR THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT THE IMPACT HUB WESTMINSTER ON THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER 2013.
Here are just a few reasons why this is an event not to be missed.
Human trafficking has been hitting the headlines recently with some high profile cases and campaigns. There is much talk about the problems of sex trafficking and trafficking within the chocolate industry. But have you ever thought about how it may be linked to your business? FINANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING has.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing international crime. It is seen by many as an easy profit. A person is an adaptable, controllable, widely available and transportable product. A trafficker can sell a person many times in many different ways, unlike illegal drugs or arms.
Human trafficking is about one thing. Money. The profit of human trafficking amounts to $32bn each year. It involves supply chains and money flows that involve many complex connections throughout the world. The business community needs to be made aware of the crime of human trafficking and the impact their actions can have. If the trafficking routes are disrupted, responsible businesses can become high risk and low profit to traffickers.
We work to raise awareness, equip and resource companies to help them effectively address all areas of their business that can be affected by human trafficking. We also advise businesses on managing the risk and threats to their supply chain, money services, reputational risk and prosecution.
FINANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING’s vision is that every business ensures that its practices, supply chains and ethics are free from slavery and exploitation of others. And each business uses its influence to achieve the same in others. It is run by business for business, made up of volunteers from a variety of business sectors offering their time and services pro bono.
We ask those in business to ask themselves one question:
Are you aware of the impact human trafficking can have on your business?
FINANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING’s annual conference highlights the important role business can play in combatting human trafficking and an opportunity to hear from those who are leading the way. Join speakers, leaders in the field and business people for this exciting event.
The focus of this year’s conference is:
- An introduction to the link between human trafficking and business
- Launch of ChainChecker, a new human trafficking risk assessment tool for businesses
- Roundtable discussion with different stakeholders on first steps businesses can take
- Networking opportunity with other leaders in the field
Key note speakers are:
- Steve Chalke MBE, UN.GIFT Special Advisor on Community Action against Human Trafficking
- Judy Vezmar, CEO LexisNexis International
- Jason Nunn, FINANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING Director
- Phil Rashidi, Metropolitan Police Anti-Trafficking Unit.
We are fortunate to be hosting this event at Impact HUB Westminster, a place that brings together opportunity for debate and discussion in a collaborative, informal, creative space. Good business and making money must never be at the cost of the profiting from the sale of a human being.
We will be live-tweeting the conference on Thursday so follow our hashtag #FATconference to stay in the loop!
Book your FREE ticket here.
Find out more: www.financeagainsttrafficking.org
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This blog by our Communications Intern, Beth Surgenor, was originally featured on the Impact HUB Westminster website.