Hong Kong Should Use its Financial Might to Fight Human Trafficking
With our last brown bag of the year 2018 focused on modern slavery and how investors can do more in the fight against this heinous crime, we are also sharing an op-ed original piece written by SFi team member Ms Ng Tze Wei on the topic: Hong Kong should use its financial might to fight human trafficking.
14 DEC 2018: SFI BROWN BAG :“PUTTING THE ‘S’ IN ESG : A FOCUS ON MODERN SLAVERY”
SFi closed its last Brownbag session for 2018: “Putting the “S” in ESG : A Focus on Modern Slavery” with Matt Friedman and Jill Shioda from The Mekong Club. Matt delivered a powerful presentation on the breadth and depth of the crime of modern slavery, and how private sector and investors are needed in this fight. Furthermore, Jill shared with us one roadmap on how to do so: the creation of standardised forced labor indicators, which will help substantiate ESG data and reporting on this topic, allowing investors to do better screening of their investees in relation to modern slavery. This will be a project that takes input from different stakeholders, and we look forward to continuing engaging the voice of investors in these efforts.
Meanwhile, if you are interested in finding out more about what Hong Kong as a financial hub can do in relation to fighting modern slavery, Tze-wei has also recently published an op-ed on the topic.