Publications

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

Modern slavery reporting: is there evidence of progress?
Modern slavery reporting: is there evidence of progress?

This report analyses modern slavery statements for evidence of new approaches and is supplemented with interviews with leading companies to assess if reporting is driving change within businesses.

Human rights assessment for winning 2026 FIFA World Cup bid
Human rights assessment for winning 2026 FIFA World Cup bid

We compiled the independent assessment of potential human rights issues in Mexico, the USA and Canada as part of the three country bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane
Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane

This sector study produced for the ILO looks at the scale and prevalence of decent work deficits in the sugar cane industry, with a special focus on child labour.

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.