An ESG Case Study on Modern Slavery

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contain a commitment to ending child and forced labour within global supply chains by 2025. While the official legislation places the burden on real estate and shareholders only, we believe that asset owners are likely also to be concerned about their fixed income allocations. In this paper we illustrate how our integrated approach to ESG data management can identify corporations whose operations are particularly vulnerable to modern slavery risks across their supply chains. We believe that an integrated approach to ESG analysis can align fixed income portfolios with broader asset allocations, whilst maintaining a returns-driven approach.

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