Ethical Partners Funds Management is very pleased to share our recently released FY 2021-2022 Voluntary Modern Slavery Statement.
This report details our genuine, detailed, and deep integration of modern slavery, as well as many of its key drivers and root causes, into our investment analysis, engagements, and wider advocacy activities. It also details several key topical focus areas for this period, including Uyghur Forced Labour, health Care as a high-risk area (particularly pertinent during COVID), living wage, geographical risk, the interconnections between Child Rights and modern slavery, the quality of modern slavery reporting, and our many of our successful direct and collaborative engagements.
This voluntary statement further reflects our strong belief that it is as important for investors to be transparent about how we consider modern slavery, within both our own operation and our investment portfolios as it is for the companies whom we are expecting this from.
Please find our full statement attached.
Ethical Partners are pleased to see Australia take the next steps to implement mandatory climate reporting with the release of draft climate standards, which we provided feedback on.
Ethical Partners have continuously called for the provision of high quality, comparable data on company’s climate governance and carbon metrics, which we believe is imperative for investors to fulfil the potential of responsible investment.
Ethical Partners have been proud to have been active supporters of the TNFD Forum over the past few years, and to provide regular feedback on the development of the official TNFD recommendations, which were launched in December, as well as to be active members of the RIAA Natural Capital Working Group.