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The Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

At Babson, we believe that business solutions and entrepreneurship education provide powerful methods of solving societal problems.

Human trafficking and modern slavery takes many forms, ranging from sexual exploitation to the illegal organ trade and forced labor. Babson supports entrepreneurs of all kinds who are making a positive impact around the world. By hosting Th​e Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, we are able to take advantage of our global network, extensive academic resources, and real-world business expertise to produce practical entrepreneurial solutions, ideas, and innovations to help end modern slavery and promote human rights.

Our mission is twofold:

  1. Bring together entrepreneurial minds, students, and influential business leaders; corporate, NGO, and governmental partners; and human trafficking and modern slavery activists from around the world in order to learn, network, and build innovative approaches to advancing human freedom
  2. Leverage expertise and resources from Babson College to develop cutting-edge research, classroom approaches, and action-oriented initiatives to educate and activate current and next-generation business leaders in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery

Visit our collaborative initiatives and programs:


The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and IOM, UN Migration have founded the RESPECT Initiative: the Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking. This powerful initiative assembles key thought leaders, practitioners, and policymakers to identify solutions to public and private sector challenges surrounding modern slavery.

Tech Against Trafficking

Tech Against Trafficking »

Tech Against Trafficking is a coalition of technology companies collaborating with global experts to help eradicate human trafficking using technology. Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is the Secretariat for Tech Against Trafficking, and the RESPECT Initiative is the Research Lead, in addition to a multistakeholder advisory board.

Modern Slavery Map

Modern Slavery Map »

The Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organisations and the accompanying report is a resource for companies to navigate emerging partners and resources; for all anti-trafficking organizations; and the general public to improve coordination on the eradication of modern slavery, and a baseline from which existing and newly formed initiatives can move forward.