Is Data Our Weapon — at the Stop Slavery Summit 2018

Organised by Thomson Reuters

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The summit was organised to showcase growing willingness for businesses to work together and take action , in particular to identify how technology can making it easier to identify supply chain risk.

The day was comprised of spotlight presentations and interactive panel discussions around 3 key themes:

  • Putting the “S” back into ESG — An investor’s perspective
  • Leading with laws / the modern slavery risk — the C-Suite and Director duties around slavery risk
  • How is technology helping us fight back?

We were honoured to have been invited to the event. CEO and Co-founder Joseph Thomspon shared how blockchain technology can revolutionise the ways in which governments, corporates and NGOs deliver digital entitlements across the world — and how transparency and traceability can play a role in securing supply chains and affect malpractices.

View the spotlight session below:

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The event took place on Tuesday August 28, 2018 in Hong Kong.