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Webinar Child labour in the kobalt industry

  • Date: 23/09/2021
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Location: Online

During the second session in this series on child labor and the financial sector, a number of experts will focus on child labor in the cobalt sector.

Since cobalt is crucial for the energy transition, this sector is of particular interest to investors. After all, cobalt mining is not only an opportunity but also a sector with an increased risk of human rights and children’s rights violations. This was recently echoed in a report by the ILO and UNICEF, which noted a significant increase in child labor after 20 years of decline.


  • Introduction by Mark Robertson (Sr. Vice President, The Centre for Child Rights and Business)
  • Jaap Borstrok (Head of Supply Chain Sustainability, Signify) discusses Signify’s approach to supply chain management and child labor in cobalt mining.
  • Nabylah Abo Dehman (Senior Specialist, Social Issues, PRI), shares insights on how institutional investors can collectively engage the cobalt sector.


Registering for this event is no longer possible.

Please note this event takes place based on Chatham House Rule.