In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Nicholas Bernhardt. Nicholas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Informed 365, an Australian based tech company that specialises solely on better sustainability outcomes. They develop customised real-time digital platforms with predictive capabilities and unlimited analytics functionality to provide improved visibility and transparency and to allow their clients to make better, more informed decisions. We explore with Nicholas ESG, CSR and Modern Slavery reporting and the diagnostic tools that are offered by Informed 365, and some of the stunning statistics around the number of people living in slave-like situations.
You might know that last year, October 2019, the Property Council launched an Australian-first shared platform for their members to combat modern slavery. It was not the usual Stockland, Mirvac, Lendlease tackle modern slavery in their little silos. They do that collaboratively. Modern slavery is a non-compete space. Let's face it. We all want to eradicate it. Well, not all. The perpetrators don't want to eradicate it, but normal, healthy, sane people want to eradicate modern slavery.
It was good to see an industry organisation take the lead and say, "Look, we're just going to do this because it will be much more efficient, and the impact will be a lot greater."
Nicholas is the CEO and co-founder of Australian tech company Informed 365. Informed 365 helps any organisation (from non-profits to global enterprises to governments) to track, monitor, calculate and visualise critical ESG (Environment Social Governance) data in a meaningful way that allows them to make better, more informed decisions. Nicholas is an ex-investment banker who held senior management positions at Standard Chartered Bank, Nomura Securities and Ameco Financial Services.
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