The fight against forced labor and modern slavery

A sex worker holds a placard during a gathering to mark the "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons" organized by "Maiti Nepal", a non-profit organization in Nepal dedicated to help the victims of human trafficking and orphanage home for HIV-affected children and women. The "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons" is celebrated worldwide on July 30th. (Photo by Sunil Pradhan / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

In this first interview of the “17 Rooms” podcast, Kristen Leanderson Abrams and Carsten Stendevad discuss the role institutional investors can play in the fight against forced labor and modern slavery. Abrams, senior director for combatting human trafficking at the McCain Institute, and Stendevad, co-CIO for Sustainability at Bridgewater Associates, moderated Room 17 focused on Sustainable Development Goal number 17—on Partnerships—during the 2021 17 Rooms flagship process.

17 Rooms is a podcast about actions, insights, and community for the Sustainable Development Goals and the people driving them. The podcast is co-hosted by John McArthur—senior fellow and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at The Brookings Institution, and Zia Khan—senior vice president for innovation at The Rockefeller Foundation.  

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