There are 27 million slaves in the world today, with Iceland and Greenland the only two countries with no known cases of slavery, says Kevin Bales in this inspiring TED Conference talk about modern-day slavery and how we can stop it.

Bales, the president of Free the Slaves, author of Ending Slavery and Disposable People, and coauthor (with Ron Soodalter) of The Slave Next Door, explores slavery’s connection to environmental destruction, political corruption, and industry, and how everyone has the power, and the responsibility, to help end slavery.