Sustainable Supply Chains Seminar06 March 2014
Kindly hosted by Rathbone Greenbank Investments
This seminar will discuss the resurgence of modern day slavery – a key risk for businesses with global supply chains and therefore an issue for investors.
In 2013, the WalkFree Foundation published research that estimated that the number of people in modern slavery totals as many as 29.8 million. Three quarters of that number are located within just 10 countries – most of them in emerging markets and a disproportionate amount in India.
Despite the efforts of governments and international policy makers, modern slavery and human trafficking remain pervasive issues. Supply chain transparency is a first step in trying to address these issues. Legislation surrounding this has been trialled successfully in the US and has been recommended for inclusion in the UK Modern Slavery Act.
Speakers will cover human rights abuses happening today, supply chain transparency legislation and information on how investors would benefit from regulatory schemes.
The event will be chaired by Caroline Escott, Head of Government Relations, UKSIF
Confirmed speakers are:
Giles Bolton, Director of Ethical Trading, Tesco
Andrew Wallis, CEO, Unseen
Jo Webb, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Sedex.
With special introduction by Caroline Spelman MP
To register please click here.
Places are limited, preference will be given to investment analysts at UKSIF member organisations.