Fight child labor: a sustainable investment

  • Date: 29/09/2020
  • Time: 1:30 - 5:00 PM
  • Location: ABP, Auditorium

NB. The main language during this online seminar is Dutch.

Children are not supposed to work. They have the right to enjoy good education, the right to play and to be a real child, in a safe environment. VBDO is organizing a digital seminar together with the Alliance Work: No Child’s Business in which we enter into dialogue with the financial sector. We discuss the problems and causes of child labor and the role that companies and financial institutions can play and find an answer to the question how do we work together towards real progress?

The webinar is intended for representatives of financial institutions and aims to further explore and improve the possibilities of engagement on the theme of child labor.


  • 13:30 Introduction: causes and approach to child labor
    Sofie Ovaa | Program Manager, “Work: No Child’s Business”
  • 13:45 Why does child labor remain invisible in the investment chain?
    Willem Schramade | Sustainable Finance Consultant, The Sustainable Finance Factory
  • 14:00 Commitment to child labor in the cocoa sector
    Adrie Heinsbroek | Principal Responsible Investment, NN IP
  • 14:15 Child labor in the supply chain
    Speaker t.b.d.
  • 14:30 Interactive break-out session
    Under the guidance of a moderator and with specific questions, small groups will discuss the theme of the webinar and the contribution of the speakers.
  • 15:00 Closure
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