About | Contributor | Serene Khalaf

Serene Khalaf

A current Bachelor of Accounting Student studying at the University of Technology Sydney. My key passions include human rights and the role businesses play in global equity.


Investor toolkit: An investor focus on Indigenous Peoples' rights and cultural heritage protection

This toolkit guides investors on how to assess a company’s relationship with Indigenous stakeholders and its respect for their cultural heritage. The toolkit explains the impact of those issues on long-term financial value before providing detailed guidance on what investors should look for in a company's disclosure and engagement practices.

Healthy competition: Why the safest bet for investors is healthier retail markets and how to get there

11 March 2020
This second briefing report explores ShareAction’s Healthy Markets campaign, featuring the UK food retailers most exposed to the childhood obesity agenda. The brief is designed to inform and support investor stewardship and company engagement through an analysis of their disclosure policies and practices for healthy eating.

From poor working conditions to forced labour: what's hidden in your portfolio? A guide for investor engagement on labour practices in agricultural supply chains

This guide provides a comprehensive tool for engaging food and beverage companies on labour standards. It incorporates learnings from collaborative investor-company engagement focused on supply chain reporting and third-party resources. Outlining seven expectations for investors to focus on supported by relevant resources and case studies.

Investor toolkit: Human rights with focus on supply chains

The purpose of this toolkit is to help investors to engage constructively with the intention to encourage better practice from companies, thereby reducing human rights risks in supply chains. This toolkit focuses on practical engagement points with a business rationale.


Slavery in supply chains – digging deeper as investors

14 December 2022

The onus to uphold human rights across opaque, dynamic, and complex supply chains is often blurred across multiple actors, creating a situation of blame shifting and inaction. However, the impact of money affects more than just financial returns. Where we choose to invest or divest goes a long way in influencing a firm’s position on human rights. Shareholder pressure or divestment are powerful tools to influence companies to consider the people deep within their value chains and is an opportunity to improve workers’ wages and conditions while mitigating financial and reputational business risks. This article looks as what modern slavery is and provides resources for retail investors to help minimise modern slavery risks in their investment portfolio.

Empowering female investors

10 October 2022

The latest ASX Investor Study noted that women comprised 45% of total new investors over the 12-month period to March 2021, highlighting a positive uptick of female shareholders in the equity market, and progress toward enhancing women’s economic empowerment.