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CG Webinar - Modern Slavery in the Organisational Supply Chain

over 1 year ago by ConnectedGroup
Hands Together

ConnectedGroup warmly invites you to a webinar session focusing on one of the key social issues facing business today.


Session 1

Our speakers will present on the subject of modern slavery and the challenges of social auditing (in the context of pre to post-pandemic) including some tangible technology solutions (mainly focused for use outside of China).

Attendees should include:

  • Supply chain business leaders

  • Sourcing leaders

  • Regional HR professionals

  • Sustainability/ESG experts


Session 2

As a further extension of this we will also look at the organisational/employer role in the ethical supply chain of domestic workers into the Hong Kong economy.

Attendees should include:

  • Regional & Hong Kong HR professionals

  • Hong Kong ESG/philanthropy professionals

  • Business leaders with a HK footprint


You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.


We look forward to welcoming you.


Date:     Friday 5th February 2021

Time:     Session 1 10-11am HKT, Session 2 11-12noon HKT


This session will include representatives from:

RSVP with your full name, job title, organisation and contact here by Wednesday 3rd February. 

Once your space is confirmed to be secured, a webinar link shall be sent to you closer to the date.


Mathew Gollop
Managing Director, ConnectedGroup

Mathew has been in the search industry since 1997 and in Asia (with ConnectedGroup) since 2001. In addition to leading the business, Mathew engages with clients to discuss their operational and market strategy from CEO’s office down through the business. He aligns ConnectedGroup’s service offering across all functions and often operates as an account manager for all key clients. Mathew still executes a number of searches each year and he and his team focus on complex and unconventional searches, often in new industries. He has been integral in building our major NGO accounts and still executes assignments in this space.

In addition Mathew has helped define and shape ConnectedGroup's social purposeand his team support the not for profit community in Hong Kong, connecting talent to help amplify worthy causes.

Phoebe Ewen
Programme Director, The Mekong Club

​Phoebe Ewen is the programme director at The Mekong Club. Mekong Club focuses on developing practical tools and solutions to the fundamental drivers of modern slavery, harnessing the reach and influence of the private sector to develop sustainable solutions on a global scale. As programme director, Phoebe manages the design, implementation, and monitoring of these anti-slavery programmes, covering industries from financial services to supply chain management. She also coordinates the overarching strategic planning of Mekong Club, developing relationships and collaborations across countries and industries and further the collective goal of ending modern slavery.

Prior to Mekong Club, Phoebe worked in anti-money laundering for a global financial service provider. This role comprised developing comprehensive anti-money laundering strategies, risk assessment methodologies, and training programmes within the commercial banking sector.

Phoebe has published multiple articles and thought leadership pieces on the role that the private sector plays in combatting modern slavery, from the application of technology for supply chain transparency to the analysis of suspicious transactions to identify illicit activity. She has conducted training and awareness sessions for a range of private and public sector bodies across Asia Pacific and Europe, with a focus on the upskilling of key private sector actors to combat modern slavery in their daily roles.

Phoebe holds a Masters degree with honours in International Relations from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and focused her masters thesis on supply and demand factors driving modern slavery in Asia. She holds a Bachelors degree with honours in Management with Chinese Studies, and spent time studying in Zhejiang province, China. She is also ACAMS accredited as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Sophie Zinser
Research Assistant, United Nations University Institute in Macau

Sophie Zinser is research assistant with the Migrant Technology Team at the United Nations University Institute in Macau. She holds a master’s degree in global affairs from Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in China.

Hannah Thinyane
Principal Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute in Macau

Hannah is currently a Principal Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute in Macau, where she leads the Migrant Tech Research Project. Since 2016 she has led a multi-disciplinary team, innovating and inventing ICTs to support proactive and consistent screening of workers in situations of labour exploitation and human trafficking.

She has over 15 years’ academic and practical experience in the area of mobile computing, ICT for development, and human-computer interaction. During this time, she has undertaken applied computing research, conceptualizing, designing, developing and rolling out systems for underserved areas in Africa and Southeast Asia.  Through this work, she has made strong connections with mobile operators, local and national governments, inter-governmental organizations, industry and civil society organizations.

She has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications based on her research, publishing in both academic and policy circles. Hannah’s work has been presented at / showcased by: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking (2019); UN Business and Human Rights Forum (2019); World Justice Forum (2019); and at INTERPOL’s 2018 Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling.  In 2019 she was invited to speak to the Police Advisers to UN Member States (Nov 2019. Australian Mission to the UN, NY) on using technology to support human trafficking victim identification by law enforcement.  She has also served as a panelist at the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery’s webinar on using tech to assess working conditions in supply chains (June 2020); Code 8.7: Using Computational Science and AI to End Modern Slavery (Feb 2019. UN Headquarters, NY); and the Thomson Reuters Anti-Slavery Summit (Aug 2017. Hong Kong).

Scott Stiles
Co-Founder and CEO, Fair Employment Foundation

Scott is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Fair Employment Foundation, and is recognised as an Ashoka Fellow and one of Forbes “30 Under 30” social entrepreneurs in Asia. After an internship in Hong Kong, Scott spent his last year at university developing a business plan for an ethical placement agency that would set a new standard for the broken recruitment market. He and his co-founders realised the plan as Fair Employment Agency. Since 2014, FEF initiatives continues to set new standards for recruitment and training, improving the eco-system of migrant worker recruitment.

Victoria Anh
Head of Marketing, Fair Employment Foundation

Victoria puts her creative streak to work spearheading the communications and marketing of all Fair Employment Foundation initiatives. She joined Fair Employment Foundation in August 2017, following experience in communications and fundraising at a charity providing financial education and debt counselling to migrant domestic workers. She is motivated by the opportunity to improve the recruitment system to work better for workers and their families.

Grace Cheng
General Manager, Fair Employment Agency

Grace Cheng heads up Fair Employment Agency (FEA), a nonprofit employment agency that places migrant domestic workers ethically with the promise of transparency, accountability, and quality service. She is one of the organisation’s first staff members and has been leading the recruitment team for the past 4 years. Now as the General Manager, she leads a team of over 20 staff in two branches. She is responsible for the strategic development and sustainable expansion of FEA and its mission of influencing the market towards fair hiring of domestic workers. Grace studied sociology and history at the University of Hong Kong.