Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List Released

Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List Released

In 2017, the issue of human trafficking and slavery received increased attention among corporations, governments, non-governmental organizations and civil society groups. Within these stakeholder groups exist many determined individuals committed to reducing the prevalence of this scourge in global supply chains. In recognition of their outstanding efforts, Assent Compliance is pleased to announce the 2017 Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List.

About the List

The Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List recognizes leaders in this space for their efforts to raise awareness about the risks and realities of trafficking and slavery in supply chains. In doing so, some influencers have also strengthened regulatory reform.


Download the 2017 Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List here.


The list was independently curated by Lucas Taylor of LDT Consulting on behalf of Assent Compliance. Among the individuals considered for inclusion were members of the corporate, government, non-government and civil society sectors, in addition to members of consultancy firms, media groups and service providers.

Who Made the Cut?

This year’s Top 100 influencers all made a significant, positive impact on human trafficking and slavery compliance in 2016-17. Hailing from varied professional backgrounds, the list includes those who were directly involved in the execution of a trafficking and slavery compliance program in the preceding year, are considered leaders on these issues in their vertical and/or have contributed to awareness campaigns and legal reform on trafficking and slavery.

The top three influencers for 2017 are:

  1. Aditi Wanchoo, Senior Manager of Development Partnerships, Social & Environmental Affairs, Asia Pacific, at Adidas
  2. Shawn MacDonald, CEO of Verité
  3. Luis C.Debaca, Former Director, Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehension, Registration and Tracking (SMART) Office, U.S. Department of Justice

The full 2017 Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders List is available here.

For more information on human trafficking and slavery compliance, download the free eBook ‘Human Trafficking, Slavery & Your Supply Chain’.

Still searching for more? Contact our regulatory and subject matter experts at info@assentcompliance.com to learn how the Human Rights Module, as part of the wider Assent Compliance Platform, can help your company meet its human rights due diligence obligations.

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