Kroll & Liberty Asia Whitepaper #1: Reducing and Removing Involvement in Modern Slavery
September 26, 2017
Modern slavery and human trafficking present businesses with potentially huge risks. New legislation worldwide, more segments of civil society sharing information, and financial institutions increasingly focusing on this issue are adding even greater urgency for businesses to eliminate their exposure. This white paper describes how businesses can find a workable solution in the risk-based approach developed over the years by organizations to comply with a wide variety of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and anti-corruption laws.
Kroll & Liberty Asia: Ethical Supply Chain & Anti-Slavery Whitepaper Series
Kroll, has teamed up with Liberty Asia, a charitable organization, to produce a series of whitepaper on the latest intelligence and best practice to mitigate any hidden compliance and reputational risks relating to human trafficking issues. A total of 4 whitepapers will be launched in September through to November.
Release Dates of Part 2 — 4 of the Series
Whitepaper #2: Crime vs. Ethics: Changing corporate culture to reduce modern slavery
Receiving, storing, and moving the money associated with the exploitation of persons is currently treated as a crime, namely money laundering; however, moving the products or goods is “only” one of ethics and social responsibility. But that is changing. In this white paper, we explore how behavioral change at the operational and governance levels within organizations can allow them to make more informed business decisions that benefit the organization and also society.
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Whitepaper 3#: Forewarned Is Forearmed
The potential relationship between modern slavery and money laundering is going to become a challenge for financial institutions in the future. And yet, many AML professionals and investment due diligence managers have yet to focus on modern slavery, and hence, there is often an absence of proper intelligence-gathering protocols in place. This white paper describes how getting ahead of information-gathering is vital to AML specialists in order to continue providing services in many emerging markets where low-cost labor is a key part of many prevailing industries.
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Whitepaper #4: Buyer, beware!
Caveat emptor, “buyer beware,” is the starting proposition for all investors as they make their decision to proceed with a transaction or deal. During the last few years, those committed to combating slavery have increasingly focused on examining slavery’s connection to the private sector, making businesses exposed to, and involved in, exploitation accountable. In some cases, businesses have become targets of litigation. As we progress to hyper-transparency, this white paper examines why businesses would be wise to be aware of the risk and perform initial and ongoing due diligence of their investments or potential investments.
Release Date: November 7, 2017