The hidden side of supply chains - Newton Investment Management

Opacity in supply chains can hide human rights abuses like child labour. What is Newton Investment Management doing about it?

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In late 2016, Samsung SDI was hit by highly publicised battery explosions in the Samsung Galaxy phone. It was this, alongside concerns over corporate governance, which led a member of Newton Investment Management's responsible investment team to spend a week in February 2017 touring China and South Korea to look at the battery supply chain, which sparked years of engagement work.

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