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Concordia Summit 2015

October 1, 2015 - October 2, 2015

Cornerstone’s  Founder and CEO Erika Karp will participate at this event.

Tackling the Human Trafficking Market

Oct. 2nd, 9:25 – 10:10 am

Location: Plenary Stage

Programming Partner: Humanity United

It is an unfortunate reality that, in the 21st century, people are still bought and sold as property. Even though the transatlantic slave trade was abolished more than 225 years ago, an international human trafficking market continues to exist. The ILO estimates that forced labor in the private economy generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year. Collaboration across sectors is required to effectively change the market incentives that perpetuate the sale of people.
In this session, panelists representing different perspectives will discuss how altering market dynamics can affect change. Session questions will include: What can we learn from 17th century abolitionists that tackled the slavery market when it was a legal institution? How can the private sector facilitate an end to the forced labor market?