Thu 15 Sep 2022 AT 17:30 pm , Auckland

Modern Slavery: Government, Business & Worker Perspectives

After a long COVID enforced break, the Auckland IPANZ New Professionals Team are back and have a new event planned in Tāmaki Makaurau. MartinJenkins is hosting a Q&A Panel Discussion with a range of experts to discuss the challenges and solutions to modern slavery. The event will provide unique insights into how the perspectives of civil society, government and business come together to solve pressing global problems.

Modern Slavery is a severe form of exploitation that is seen in supply chains and operations both across the world and in New Zealand. Addressing these practices requires a combined approach across government, civil society, business, unions, academia and international partners. As part of the Government’s response, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is currently developing legislative proposals to introduce a disclosures and due-diligence regime.

This event involves a Q&A Panel Discussion with opportunities to engage with the panellists and ask questions, followed by drinks and nibbles. The panellists are experts in the response to modern slavery and will provide the perspectives of key stakeholders:

  • Worker and civil society – Christina Stinger – Christina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business at Auckland University and is widely regarded as a leading academic on modern slavery.
  • Government – Panellist from the International Labour Policy Team at MBIE – MBIE is currently developing the Government policy response with consultation on the proposals closing in June of this year.
  • Business and organisations – Panellist from MartinJenkins – MartinJenkins has worked with and advised a range of clients on how to respond to and manage risks of modern slavery in supply chains and operations.