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Newton: Human rights and wrongs

How investors can address human rights abuses and modern slavery. 

  • Investors should act to prevent human rights abuses
  • Risks can be buried deep within company supply chains
  • Action is needed to address poverty – the root cause of much abuse

Investors can, and must, play a role in preventing human rights abuses. Ignoring modern slavery, or human rights abuses, poses material risks to companies. It may result in fines or litigation against businesses or adverse reputational impacts.

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