Moral, reputational, financial, and regulatory imperatives are driving a growing number of investors to address the global human rights crisis of modern slavery. Recent initiatives highlight the significant leverage investors have in influencing companies to meet their responsibilities under international norms and guidelines. ISS ESG along with guest speakers from the industry will come together to discuss the role of modern slavery within responsible investment in a three-part webinar series.
By taking an in-depth look at modern slavery in the private sector, as well as examining existing international regulatory frameworks on Modern Slavery, the webinar seeks to help investors gain better understanding on modern slavery in the context of responsible business conduct and the human rights due diligence regulatory landscape.
Suk Yun Chun, ESG Specialist for APAC at ISS ESG
Lauren Zanetti, Senior Policy Officer, Business & Human Rights at the Australian Human Rights Commission
This webinar will provide an understanding of mapping modern slavery risks from a rights-based approach. The webinar will provide practical responses in identifying and prioritizing risks and explore some of the challenges in traditional due diligence when exploitation is obscured through complex supply chains, government practices and audit restrictions, through the example of forced labour risks in Xinjiang, China.
Clare Bartram, Modern Slavery topic specialist, Controversies & Global Norms Research at ISS ESG
Prof. James Cockayne, University of Nottingham. Founder, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST)
This webinar will explore how modern slavery can be integrated into the stewardship and investment process, through examples from Asset Owners and Asset managers and insights from ISS ESG’s Modern Slavery Scorecard, a new tool recently launched to help Australian investors assess, evaluate and act on modern slavery risks.
Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super
Måns Carlsson, Head of ESG Research, Ausbil Investment Management Limited