ABEN’s Special Interest Group of Accounting and Finance Ethics is organising a workshop on:

Modern Slavery Disclosure Quality of Largest ASX-listed companies

On 20th of April at 11.00 am (AEST)

Free To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84392376742?pwd=eVBXRmdkRHdCeGc3WWhkRUFBa05ndz09

The presentation aims to cover the following issues:

  • The modern slavery regulatory developments around the world
  • The reporting requirements under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act
  • Monash’s framework for measuring the disclosure quality of modern slavery
  • statements
  • Our findings on the disclosure quality scores of ASX300 companies for their FY2020
  • statements
  • Our engagement with companies after releasing the report
  • The expectation of the disclosure quality of future reporting rounds
  • Q&A

Speaker: Nga Pham, PhD, CFA.

Dr. Pham is a research fellow at the Monash Centre for Financial Studies (MCFS), Monash Business School. She works on issues related to pensions, ESG and shareholder activism. Her most recent research on the disclosure quality of modern slavery has been featured in prestigious media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Australia’s Financial Review and SBS World News. Nga is currently also a co-chair of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Financial Capital Committee. Before that, she was a member of the Disclosure and Transparency Committee of ICGN. Before joining Monash University, Nga was a consultant at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, working for the Vietnam Corporate Governance Project. Her work involved raising awareness, regulatory advocacy, capacity building and firm advisory activities in corporate governance. She co-authored a book titled “State on Board: Navigating Corporate Governance in Emerging Market Business”. Nga was also an academic at Hanoi University in Vietnam where she had assumed various leadership roles, including the Executive Director of La Trobe – HANU joint programs, Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Management and Tourism. Nga is a CFA charterholder and an active volunteer and member of the CFA Society Melbourne. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nga-pham-cfa-180a2b11/

Chair of the Workshop

Professor Maria Krambia-Kapardis, Cyprus University of Technology, Co-Chair of ABEN’s Special Interest Group on Accounting and Finance Ethics

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