Publications

Some of our reports and articles spanning our work on labour, human rights and gender

Tackling childcare: The business case for employer-supported childcare
Tackling childcare: The business case for employer-supported childcare

Ergon contributed case studies to this flagship IFC report looking at the business benefits of childcare provision and support.

The business case for women’s economic empowerment in the Arab states region
The business case for women’s economic empowerment in the Arab states region

This report outlines how women’s economic empowerment can be used as a strategic tool to assist policy-makers and companies to reach their growth-related goals.

Modern Slavery statements: one year on
Modern Slavery statements: one year on

Our March 2017 analysis covers 150 Modern Slavery statements from a wide variety of sectors. The report looks at the types of companies reporting and what they say they are doing. The analysis is the most comprehensive yet, and includes examples of good practice.

Business case for women's employment in agribusiness
Business case for women's employment in agribusiness

Major report produced for IFC in September 2016 looking at the business drivers for investing in women’s employment in agribusiness

Modern slavery: what are companies reporting?
Modern slavery: what are companies reporting?

The most comprehensive early analysis (May 2016) of how companies are starting to report under the Modern Slavery Act. Covers 240 Slavery and Human Trafficking statements.

Investing in women's employment
Investing in women's employment

A major 2013 report for IFC's WINVEST programme looking at the business case for investing on workplace policies and practices that encourage women's participation. The report was written by Kirsten Newitt.