Here is an amazing piece of investigative journalism by The Associated Press (my long-ago employer) on the use, abuse and torture of Burmese slaves who catch fish in the waters near an Indonesian island village. AP’s investigation found that slave-caught fish winds up in the supply chains serving U.S. supermarkets, pet food companies and restaurants. Seafood distributors told the AP the discovery “underscores how hard it is to monitor what goes on halfway around the world.”
Call it corporate social responsibility, sustainability, global citizenship or environmental-social-governance performance, there’s a lot of interesting activity in this arena. Here’s my new cnbc.com story on some of these developments.