President’s Perspective is a blog by Grace Farms Foundation’s Chair & President, Sharon Prince.
At Grace Farms Foundation, we believe that social impact requires systemic change. Our programs have become a catalyst for global systemic change in some of the most pressing yet ignored humanitarian issues of our time. As such, we are humbled and honored to announce the significant signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the country of Georgia and Unchain to help bring an end to the world’s largest, yet most under recognized problem: contemporary slavery.
Yesterday in Manhattan, Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze of Georgia publicly announced a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Grace Farms Foundation and Unchain—a new charity which was initiated by Grace Farms Foundation with key partners including WPP agencies Geometry Global, J. Walter Thompson, Thomson Reuters Labs, and Cornell University Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise—as a step toward supporting Georgia’s commitment to build ethical and modern supply chains. His Excellency confirmed that a formal Memorandum of Understanding will be signed in late October with Grace Farms Foundation and Unchain in Tbilisi, Georgia.
With more than 40 million victims worldwide, slavery is the second largest global criminal industry and often remains an unseen reality along global supply chains. Together, in this historic endeavor, Grace Farms Foundation, the country of Georgia, and Unchain aim to create a demonstrative business model for other countries on how to move toward a sustainable future, commit to supply chain transparency and combat contemporary slavery.
We have confidence that what we’re doing here today will forge a new path for public-private partnerships and create reverberating change throughout the world.
Chair and President, Grace Farms Foundation
Sharon Prince, Grace Farms Foundation Chair & President; David Zalkaliani, Government of Georgia Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Krishna Patel, Grace Farms Foundation Justice Initiative Director and President of Unchain signing the LOI. Photo courtesy of the Government of Georgia.
Top Photo: Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze of Georgia speaking at Grace Farms in April 2018. Photo by Vanessa Van Ryzin.