【CFA Society Japan Advocacy Webinar】
Human rights are in the spotlight, in the tide of sustainable corporate governance
"Modern Slavery Act" （現代奴隷法） What is discussed in UK and Australia
Date & Time: March 18th (Thursday) 19:00-20:30
Venue: This is a Zoom webinar.
Speaker: Chris Hodge (Advisor, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN))
Nga Pham, PhD, CFA (Research Fellow, Monash Centre for Financial Studies (MCFS) )
2021 is the year for revising the corporate governance code in Japan. What has been discussed globally about the latest corporate governance issues?
One of the new strong tides is the consideration of stakeholders as a management responsibility to increase company long-term value. Stakeholders include (but not limited to) employees, customers, suppliers, local communities.
One of the important insights is how the company manage human rights for all stakeholders.
In this webinar, we have two speakers from the UK and Australia. The speakers will talk about "The Modern Slavery Act" which has been introduced in both countries. Companies are required to assess and disclose modern slavery risk in their business operation as well as in their supply chain.
Introduction -- What is happening on corporate governance, in UK, EU under Covid19
by MC Chie Mitsui VC Advocacy Committee 10 min
Agenda 1, Modern Slavery Act in the UK
Speaker Mr Chris Hodge, ICGN, former FRC 20 min
Agenda 2. Modern Slavery Act in Australia,
Speaker Dr Nga Pham, Monash University 30 min
Q&A 30 min
Chris Hodge is an advisor to the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), an investor-led organisation with members in over 40 countries.
Chris was previously the Director of Corporate Governance at the Financial Reporting Council in the UK. In that capacity he was responsible for the UK Corporate Governance Code and for introducing the first national stewardship code for investors.
As well as advising ICGN, Chris is currently an advisor to the UK Institute of Directors and chairs the Global Stewardship Codes Network. He also works with development agencies and local regulators to raise standards of corporate governance in emerging markets.
Nga Pham, PhD, CFA
She is a research fellow at the Monash Centre for Financial Studies (MCFS) in Australia. She works on issues related to pensions and corporate governance. Nga is also a member of the Disclosure and Transparency Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Before MCFS, Nga was an academic at Hanoi University where she served as the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Tourism. Nga's industry experience includes three years of corporate governance consulting for the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). Her projects involved raising awareness, regulatory advisory, and capacity building in corporate governance for listed companies in Vietnam. She has also worked as an equity analyst in Vietnam. Nga has an MBA and a PhD in Finance from La Trobe University in Australia. She has been a CFA charterholder since 2011.
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