Sustainable Finance’s Role in Reducing Modern Slavery: COVID-19’s lessons on protecting the most vulnerable
Monday, 13 July 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Liechtenstein with United Nations University, governments of Netherlands and Australia)

Event description:
Join us in attending Sustainable Finance's Role in Reducing Modern Slavery: COVID-19's Lessons on Protecting the Most Vulnerable, a virtual webinar that will explore 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, this event will consider 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. The event will draw, in particular, on insights and experiences of former members of the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (www.fastinitiative.org)

Panelists include:
  • 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

    A link for access to the event will be provided to attendees via email once registration has been completed. The event link will go live five minutes before the event is scheduled to take place.

  • United Nations