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[TO BE RESCHEDULED] S of ESG Series: What is the investor role in combating human trafficking? Event Code: 200303G1-ESG
Date 03-Mar-2020
Time 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Mr. Matt Friedman
The Mekong Club
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s), 1 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2019/2020 only.
- Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.
- Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
- An additional administrative charge of HK$50 will be charged for participant who registers on the event day, please send email to for registration, then a payment link will be sent to you. 
HK$50 walk-in surcharge is imposed on all fees listed.
- To cope with the growing trend of going cashless, 
cash payment is not accepted.  Please ensure the online payment is successfully completed, otherwise the registration may not be processed.

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We are pleased to invite Mr. Matt Friedman, CEO of The Mekong Club to present at our luncheon on the topic “S of ESG Series: What is the investor role in combating human trafficking?”. Contents will include:
  • What is human trafficking/modern slavery and what are trends across Asia?
  • What are organizations doing to address management risk related to human trafficking/modern slavery?
  • Why is human trafficking/modern slavery important in evaluating the social performance of a company?
  • What kind of metrics should investors look at to investee companies during due diligence process? 
  • What are the business cases of companies with poor performance in social aspect? 
  • What are trends related to financial reporting and how are they changing based on emerging legislation? 
About the Speaker

Mr. Matt Friedman
The Mekong Club
Mr. Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 30 years’ experience. He is CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong’s leading businesses which have joined forces to help end all forms of modern slavery. Mr. Friedman previously worked for USAID and the United Nations in over 30 countries. Mr. Friedman offers technical advice to numerous governments, banks and corporations working to eliminate all forms of modern slavery and is the author of twelve books. In 2017, Mr. Friedman won Asia’s prestigious “Communicator of the Year” Gold Award. 

Rating - General 
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.  

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at to register.

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