Spotlight: Modern Slavery. A Conversation with Andrew Wallis OBE, CEO of Unseen

March 24, 2021 4:45 PM

Many of us living in developed economies have liked to believe that slavery is a thing of the past. But we are coming to understand that it remains a very modern reality; one that blights the lives of 40 million men, women and children across the globe and creates criminal profits only rivalled by counterfeit goods and illegal narcotics. Shockingly, human misery is once again one of the biggest of global businesses.

‘Unseen’ has been one of the leading advocacy groups in the campaign against modern slavery, and in this interview, its CEO, Andrew Wallis, will explore the emergence, growth, and evolution of modern slavery, and help take participants beyond the headline figures to an understanding of what labour, sexual and other forms of human exploitation mean for those affected. Andrew will also consider some of the ways in which societies can fight back, and practical tools compliance professionals can use to play their part.

A conversation with Andrew Wallis OBE, CEO, Unseen UK