The Sustainability Report recently recorded a live panel discussion entitled Labour Rights and other ESG issues in Asia, sponsored by Ausbil Investment Management.
The panel, which took place in Sydney, discussed the human rights risks in the supply chain, particularly in the global garment industry. Fast fashion garment brands globally as well as in Australia are facing a potential “inflection point” to their business model, with pressures from increased labour and environmental costs predicted to impact on how companies access factories overseas, according to Ausbil Investment Management’s Head of ESG Research, Måns Carlsson-Sweeny.
Carlsson-Sweeny and Wim Van Hyfte, Senior Fund Manager, SRI Specialist at Candriam Investors Group in Belgium, discuss the investment risks such as labour rights and other ESG issues in the supply chain of the global garments industry in this highlights video. Candriam, like Ausbil, is a New York Life company.