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How can we combat modern slavery in public procurement?

A networking evening focusing on human rights and sustainability in supply chains.

  • 29 Feb 2024, 6.30pm to 29 Feb 2024, 9.00pm GMT
  • RSA House, London, United Kingdom
  • This event is free
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Our researchers are investigating the prevalence of modern slavery in supply chains.

Do public sector buyers have enough awareness about human rights abuses in their supply chains? How can we protect vulnerable individuals? Why are firms with poor labour practices still winning contracts?

We invite you to join us for an engaging evening of discussion around modern slavery in public procurement, to celebrate the launch of new report Climate change and modern slavery in public procurement and its research summary.

This report from Dr Johanne Grosvold (University of Bath), Dr Mike Rogerson (University of Sussex) and Dr Kyle Alves (University of the West of England) explores the issues and obstacles around how organisations address the human rights risks in their supply chains.

The research was funded by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (MSPEC) and carried out in partnership with London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) and Unseen UK.


Our panel of industry practitioners will be sharing their insights


  • 6.30pm: Arrival & welcome drinks
  • 7pm: Panel discussion
  • 7.45pm: Networking
  • 9pm: Departure

Who is this event for?

Policymakers, public sector buyers, and anyone with an interest in business and human rights.

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Join us in central London.

RSA House 8 John Adam Street London WC2N 6EZ United Kingdom

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If you have any questions, please get in touch.