Some of our reports and articles spanning our work on labour, human rights and gender
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
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
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?
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
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.
Impact of codes of conduct
Ergon were commissioned by the World Bank to research and write a background paper for the World Development Report 2013. The paper analyses the strengths and weaknesses and impact of codes of conduct and other private voluntary initiatives.