Dr Meg Brodie

Dr Meg Brodie

Director, Human Rights and Social Impact, KPMG Banarra

Articles by Dr Meg Brodie

Assurance & Risk

Investors must consider the human rights dimensions of climate risk

Understanding the intersection of climate risk and adverse human rights impacts is business critical for investors.

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Social Impact

What does it take to report well in your second Modern Slavery Statement?

Managing risk to people is a constant and evolving task. It requires a business to apply the same model of continuous improvement that it might to any other risk – plan, do, check, act.

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Social Impact

What we’ve learned talking to 150 directors about trust and modern slavery

With the introduction of modern slavery legislation in Australia, the responsibility of boards just stepped into another complex area.

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Social Impact

Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery risks

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Social Impact

There is no single lever to create change so what is needed to put a stop to modern slavery?

This week in Davos the World Economic Forum is asking itself – what are the most effective levers to put an end to modern slavery? A nuanced, multi-layered response is required.

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Social Impact

Seventy years on, human rights matters more than ever to business

Even so, human rights violations continue and we now expect more of business, increasingly calling for greater accountability for non-financial risks.

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Social Impact

Not even a change in Prime Minister can stop progress on modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Bill is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain.

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Social Impact

KPMG Senate Submission: will public reporting change the modern slavery conversation?

Last week the new Global Slavery Index (GSI) figures were released. It would be easy to feel complacent from our Australian vantage point, however, the raw figures should give us all pause.

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Social Impact

Identifying risk is at the heart of the new Australian modern slavery legislation

Thousands of companies in Australia are going to have to consider how they manage the risk of modern slavery in their businesses after Minister Hawke introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to the floor of the Federal Parliament today.

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