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Recording and Resources Available: Embedding modern slavery due diligence practices in NZ organisations

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NZDT

Many New Zealand businesses are at risk of unintentionally perpetuating modern slavery and worker exploitation through their supply chains, often failing to take adequate steps to address these issues.

In this webinar, Serena Grant (Walk Free), Rachel Tinkler (Mint Asset Management) and Kim Randle (Fair Supply) in conversation with Adrian Phoon (GRC Solutions) will delve into how appropriate modern slavery due diligence practices can be embedded into organisations amidst an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. This session will offer valuable insights into the latest trends, legal frameworks and effective strategies to enhance your organisation’s compliance standards. Discover practical tools and innovative approaches to meet regulatory requirements, mitigate risks and contribute to sustainable business practices.

Why It Matters

In today’s globalised economy, the importance of robust modern slavery due diligence cannot be underestimated. An estimated $5.2 billion of New Zealand’s imports are associated with child and forced labour. Many New Zealand businesses are at risk of unintentionally perpetuating modern slavery and worker exploitation through their supply chains, often failing to take adequate steps to address these issues.

With regulations tightening and public expectations rising, businesses must stay ahead of the curve to ensure they are part of the solution to combat modern slavery. This webinar is essential for professionals seeking to understand the complexities of the regulatory environment, ensuring compliance with the latest in modern slavery legislation and contributing to a more equitable and transparent global market.

This Free Webinar was held on 4 April 2024

See below for resources, including access to the webinar recording

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Our Speakers

Kimberly Randle

Kimberly Randle, founder and CEO of FairSupply, is an experienced and innovative human rights advocate specialising in modern slavery. Kimberly has over 15 years experience working in law and human rights for top tier firms in Australia and the United States, previously holding the role of Senior Director of Corporate and Legal for International Justice Mission Australia. Kimberly is a sought-after expert and speaker in the field of modern slavery and has been called upon to provide evidence for both the NSW and Commonwealth Parliamentary Inquiries into Human Trafficking.

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Rachel Tinkler

Rachel is the Head of Responsible Investment at Mint Asset Management where she supervises the continued implementation of responsible investment practices in Mint’s investment process. She is also responsible for driving engagement with companies and policymakers across thematic issues, including modern slavery. Rachel coordinated the recent Investor Letter to the NZ Government which outlined Investors’ expectations that the legislation in NZ is purpose-built and includes a due diligence requirement.

Mint Asset Management was founded by Rebecca Thomas in 2006 and provides clients with a select range of actively managed investment funds, as well as segregated mandates for large institutions.

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Serena Grant

Serena Grant is the Head of Business Engagement at Walk Free working closely with business, investors and governments to address modern slavery in supply chains. Serena also advises on Minderoo’s impact investment fund and serves on the Board of Directors for FairSupply. Serena has previously worked as a corporate lawyer in London, Sydney and Tokyo and most recently as a Director at the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London.

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Adrian Phoon

Adrian Phoon, (he/him) is Head of Content at GRC Solutions, developing regulatory compliance eLearning and creating and delivering face-to-face workshops on topics including governance, people management, regulatory HR compliance, and practical business topics.

Adrian has extensive experience in private, government and NFP management and at Board level, with skills in Board governance, training, staff development, and coaching. He produces thought leadership articles on topics ranging from Governance to training, development, diversity and inclusion, and the practical application of developments in IT.

Most recently he developed and delivered workshops on international and local labour laws to private seafood companies and industry associations on behalf of the International Labour Organisation, a UN agency.

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Webinar Resources


GRC Solutions Resources

GRC Solutions is a leading supplier of compliance eLearning across APAC, New Zealand and Australia.

Our Online Compliance Training includes

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Awareness – Microlearning

View our full list of NZ courses here


April 4
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NZDT
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