Burmese fishermen raise their hands when they are asked who wants to go home, following a report on rampant slavery in the fishing industry in the remote Indonesian island village of Benjina. Photo: AP Burmese fishermen raise their hands when they are asked who wants to go home, following a report on rampant slavery in the fishing industry in the remote Indonesian island village of Benjina. Photo: AP
Burmese fishermen raise their hands when they are asked who wants to go home, following a report on rampant slavery in the fishing industry in the remote Indonesian island village of Benjina. Photo: AP
Matthew Friedman
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Matthew Friedman

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

Burmese fishermen raise their hands when they are asked who wants to go home, following a report on rampant slavery in the fishing industry in the remote Indonesian island village of Benjina. Photo: AP Burmese fishermen raise their hands when they are asked who wants to go home, following a report on rampant slavery in the fishing industry in the remote Indonesian island village of Benjina. Photo: AP
Burmese fishermen raise their hands when they are asked who wants to go home, following a report on rampant slavery in the fishing industry in the remote Indonesian island village of Benjina. Photo: AP
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Matthew Friedman

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.