ESG Out Loud: How AI can drive positive change in child labour

In this podcast episode, HACE’s Eleanor Harry discusses the importance of tracking child labour in portfolios and calls for investors to take action

Eleanor Harry


Holly Downes

In this episode of the ESG Clarity podcast, ESG Out Loud, reporter Holly Downes talks to Eleanor Harry, chief executive of HACE, about their AI-powered Child Labour Index.

Today, there are 160 million children in child labour globally between the ages of five and 17, of which 78 million are working in hazardous conditions. With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), HACE helps investors monitor the risk of child labour in their portfolios.

Harry reveals why child labour is a standalone risk, how AI can be a tool to drive positive change, and how consumer pressure – particularly among the ‘sustainability generation’ – is pushing investors to track child labour.

Listen to the latest episode above.

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