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AVPN March Webinar: Modern Slavery and the Role of Corporates

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)





Date & time

01 March 2018



01 March 2018


About this event

View the webinar recording here.

According a recent report produced by the International Labor Organization (ILO), more than 40 million people around the world are victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage.
In addition, about 152 million children are subject to child labour.

The majority of modern slavery today happens in the private economy, which is why engaging with the business community – alongside employers’ and workers’ organisations, and civil society organisations – to eradicate modern slavery is essential.

In this webinar, AVPN members and corporate foundations will share their efforts around combating modern slavery. The Macquarie Group Foundation embarked on a long-term, regional project in Asia around modern slavery, specifically on issues affecting migrant domestic workers; The C&A Foundation is making fashion a force of good by creating more transparency and traceability in the fashion supply chains and eradicating forced and child labour.

The webinar will:

  • Share C&A Foundation’s work around eradicating forced labour while strengthening communities.
  • Highlight Macquarie Group Foundation‘s projects working to raise awareness on modern slavery and support long-term change.
  • Discuss specific gaps and challenges that other corporates and/or foundations can support in an effort to combat this serious topic.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions.


Anindit Roy Chowdhury
Programme Manager, Gender Justice and Human Rights,
C & A Foundation

Anindit is well-versed in areas of Programme Planning & Implementation, Grant Management, Policy Advocacy, Resource Mobilization and Strategic Partnership Building. He has spent many years on strategic planning, program development, implementation, and monitoring in different international organisations including the United Nations (UN), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), IOM (International Organisation for Migration UN), etc. He has 18+ years of professional experience and has an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Development Economics and Management.

Susan Celar
Regional Head,
Macquarie Group Foundation – Asia

Susan is responsible for managing regional charity partnerships, pro bono volunteering, and employee engagement and fundraising across Macquarie’s 14 offices in Asia. She also has oversight of Macquarie’s CSR commitments in India. Prior to her current role, Susan worked in Marketing & Communications at PwC, raising awareness and engagement of PwC’s Corporate Responsibility, as well as broader internal communications. Susan’s experience also includes work in the non-profit and government sectors, in Sydney, Canberra, Beijing and Hong Kong.

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