About | Mentor | Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Currently Financial Sector Engagement Manager at Minderoo Foundation – Walk Free in partnership with Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST), and Corporate Sustainability Measurement and Reporting Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Previously worked for peak bodies in Sustainable Finance in Australia.


Shalini is Financial Sector Engagement Manager at Minderoo Foundation – Walk Free, in partnership with the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) where she works to promote implementation of the FAST Blueprint among financial sector actors in Asia-Pacific. She was previously part of the Global Standards Review Team that assesses companies for B Corp certification at B Lab. She has lectured and coordinated corporate sustainability measurement and reporting within the Master of Environment and Sustainability at Monash University over the past four years. Shalini’s background is in sustainable finance, having held positions at the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, AMP Capital Investors, and the Sustainable Investments Research Institute. From 2015 to 2017, she represented institutional investor interests on the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department Working Group on Human Trafficking and Slavery in Supply Chains, which provided early policy guidance for corporate reporting prior to the tabling of Australia’s modern slavery legislation. Shalini has developed a keen interest in the scaling of technological solutions for tracking corporate sustainability impacts, and serves as a Director of Australia/New Zealand based not-for-profit, Just Peoples, a platform that connects global supporters to local poverty alleviation projects across Africa and Asia.

Shalini Samuel


Unlocking potential: A blueprint for mobilizing finance against slavery and trafficking

The blueprint is the final report of the Liechtenstein Initiative Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. The report covers goals and implementation strategies to strengthen the role of the financial sector in the global effort to end modern slavery and human trafficking, and accelerate action in line with the 2030 Agenda.

Sustainable investing and bond returns

31 October 2016
A research study conducted by the Barclays Research team seeking to assess the link between environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and credit portfolio performance. In addition, the report provides a general overview over sustainable investing and the top trends driving the rapid rise of its popularity.


The 2019 ethical fashion report: The truth behind the barcode

The 2019 Ethical Fashion Report is Baptist World Aid's sixth consecutive report on labour rights and environmental management that grades 130 companies on their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains.