Event

Sustainable Finance’s Role in Reducing Modern Slavery: COVID-19’s Lessons on Protecting the Most Vulnerable

This virtual webinar explored the role of sustainable finance in addressing modern slavery and human trafficking with a focus on the COVID-19 era.

Time
America/New York

This virtual webinar, a side-event to the High-Level Political Forum, explored the role of sustainable finance in addressing modern slavery and human trafficking, with a particular focus on lessons learned from the COVID-19 era. Featuring keynote remarks from H.E. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, the event considered how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated people's vulnerability to labour exploitation and trafficking, the impact it is having on survivors of modern slavery, and the risks it poses for migrant workers in particular, before then exploring the key role the financial sector has to play in fostering effective action to address these issues.

A recording of the event can be accessed here.

Speakers

Timea Nagy MSM

Founder, Timea’s Cause, and former member of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Professor Anita Ramasastry

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and former member of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Fiona Reynolds

UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, and former Chair of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Dr James Cockayne

Head of the Secretariat for the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

Serena Grant

Minderoo Foundation's Walk Free Initiative

John Brandolino

Director, Division for Treaty Affairs
UNODC

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