Matthew Friedman

Matthew Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with 29 years’ experience as a manager, programme designer, evaluator and frontline responder. He is currently chief executive officer of The Mekong Club, an organisation of Hong Kong-based private sector business leaders who have joined forces to help fight human trafficking in Asia.
Matthew Friedman
Matthew Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with 29 years’ experience as a manager, programme designer, evaluator and frontline responder. He is currently chief executive officer of The Mekong Club, an organisation of Hong Kong-based private sector business leaders who have joined forces to help fight human trafficking in Asia.

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The View | How socially responsible investing can help end modern slavery

Investing with a conscience is a growing trend worldwide, but the focus so far has been on environmental and governance issues. Metrics must be established to track social issues, so investors can make a tangible impact.

20 Mar 2019 - 6:59PM

Investing with a conscience is a growing trend worldwide, but the focus so far has been on environmental and governance issues. Metrics must be established to track social issues, so investors can make a tangible impact.

How socially responsible investing can help end modern slavery
The View | Ending modern slavery in business is possible. Here’s how

The mission to land man on the moon, once thought impossible, should inspire a uniting vision to eradicate this stain on humanity. Once committed, a blueprint for action should follow.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The mission to land man on the moon, once thought impossible, should inspire a uniting vision to eradicate this stain on humanity. Once committed, a blueprint for action should follow.

Ending modern slavery in business is possible. Here’s how
Hong Kong human-trafficking law could be a regional leader – if it protects victims

The proposed bill on preventing human trafficking in Hong Kong is a good start, but would benefit from including provisions offering help to victims and preventing them from being targeted by other laws.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The proposed bill on preventing human trafficking in Hong Kong is a good start, but would benefit from including provisions offering help to victims and preventing them from being targeted by other laws.

Hong Kong human-trafficking law could be a regional leader – if it protects victims
Human-trafficking is a global crime, and the world must join the fight to end it
The world is in trouble, and we can joins hands to make it better
To defeat human trafficking, we must first know its scale
Publicly naming companies that use forced labour doesn't always work to end the problem