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Report Launch: Modern Slavery Coverage in Exchange ESG Disclosure Guidance 2023

SSE, FAST and Walk Free invite you to the launch of a new Market Monitor which provides a keyword analysis of the 70 exchange ESG disclosure guidance documents currently available to determine the extent to which exchanges make reference to modern slavery related topics. We will share the findings of the Monitor, which indicate that exchange guidance to issuers on disclosure about modern slavery and related issues is becoming market practice.



The recent International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Global Estimates on Modern Slavery indicated there were 27.6 million people forced to work against their will globally on any given day in 2021. A simple comparison with the previous Global Estimates shows an increase of 2.7 million in the number of people working in conditions of forced labour between 2016 and 2021. The increase in the number of people in forced labour was driven entirely by forced labour in the private economy.

Stock exchanges have an important role to play in providing listed companies with guidance on disclosing ESG issues including human rights such as freedom from slavery. With greater disclosure of social risk, the quality of listings will improve and investors can make better informed decisions for more sustainable earnings over the course of time.


Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Time: 10.00am - 11.00am Central European Time

Venue: Room H-207, H-Building, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Attendance by registration only. Once registered, you will receive confirmation of in-person attendance subject to seat availability or a Zoom link for joining online.


To accommodate as many participants as possible, this event can be joined in person and virtually. Please register with the option that suits you best.