Professor Genevieve LeBaron is a regular columnist for the United Nations online data platform Delta 8.7. It is the knowledge and data platform for Alliance 8.7, a global partnership focused on action to realise the goals of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 – to eradicate forced labour by 2030.
Since her first piece that outlined her aim for the rest of the series, she has published a number of articles on the platform. In November 2018, LeBaron co-authored a piece with fellow Global Business of Forced Labour researcher Dr Ellie Gore entitled ‘The Role of Gender Relations in Tackling Forced Labour in Supply Chains’, situating gendered patterns of forced labour identified in tea and cocoa industries within broader gendered patterns of exploitation.
LeBaron published a third piece in December 2018 that considers how corporate social responsibility (CSR) is ineffective in promoting decent work, and suggests instead that we should be ‘Fighting Modern Slavery in Supply Chains from the Bottom Up’.
In March 2019, LeBaron published a piece in the series called ‘Reflecting on Challenges and Best Practices for Research Methods to Investigate Forced Labour’, and finally in May 2019 she published a piece that looks at the role of domestic governments in supply chain governance entitled ‘How to Spur Corporate Accountability with Modern Slavery Legislation’.