The GCNA is delighted to have the opportunity to host Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, at a small business-only roundtable lunch discussion in Sydney later this month.
This roundtable will take the format of an informal ‘in conversation’ with Mr Hyland over a light sandwich lunch.
Mr Hyland is in Australia to meet with various Ministers and government officials, and to participate in a public hearing as part of the Parliamentary Inquiry into a potential Australian Modern Slavery Act. He will also be delivering a speech at the Lowy Institute, and meeting with other key stakeholder groups including civil society.
As the Australian Government considers introducing modern slavery legislation, including additional legislative obligations for business, these roundtables will provide GCNA member companies with an opportunity to explore with Mr Hyland:
- the impact of the UK Modern Slavery Act’s transparency requirements and challenges in monitoring compliance;
- modern slavery in the boardroom: the need for change to be driven from the top;
- the business case for ethical supply chains;
- the importance of collective action and how the burden of risk analysis can be shared;
- engaging civil society to improve accountability; and
- global trends around business and human rights legislation.
This small business-only roundtable is strictly invitation only. If you would like to express interest in attending, please get in touch.