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Innovative Finance to Address Bonded Labor in Supply Chains
Social Finance was commissioned by Humanity United to undertake a scoping study to identify what role innovative finance solutions could play in tackling irresponsible recruitment practices along major supply chains and prevent migrant workers from falling into bonded labor.

See report here: https://www.socialfinance.org.uk/resources/publications/innovative-finance-address-bonded-labour-supply-chains

Migrant worker debt bondage, caused by worker-paid recruitment fees, is a complex and intransigent problem in Malaysia’s electronics sector. Workers who become indebted in order to pay recruitment fees often find themselves unable to leave their jobs, regardless of working conditions or pay. Some multinational brands have trialed different approaches to address this problem by requiring employers to implement globally established ‘employer-pays’ recruitment, but the problem persists.

Please join us for a webinar to discuss the proposed outcomes-based smart subsidy model as a new solution to complement and enhance the effectiveness of the important work that is already being done to address bonded labor.

Dan Viederman, Managing Director, Working Capital
Jane Newman, International Director, Social Finance

Please send any questions you may have in advance to kgordon@humanityunited.org.

Jul 15, 2020 08:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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