Politics of Poverty

Private sector engagement

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Why and How Should Investors Act on Human Rights?

The food sector spans the globe: seafood from Thailand, sugar from India, cocoa from Ghana, and coffee from Brazil. But this global reach brings problems: poor working conditions and low wages, forced labor, child labor, gender inequality, and violation of community rights to land. What’s a responsible investor to do?

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Chocolate, slave labor, and corporate greed

There’s a dirty secret about the chocolate industry: it profits from child labor and enslavement. The Supreme Court just made it harder for six abused laborers to seek redress.

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