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The articles you read in 2020

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 29 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
... social and governance issues, ranging from the link between workers made more vulnerable by the pandemic and overall human rights and modern slavery to the impacts of climate change. This year tested every principle of sustainability, from the bushfires ...

Stakeholders mull impact of Rio Tinto report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
... Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). UNDRIP includes language on the implementation of FPIC as part of human rights to self-determination. "We signed up to UNDRIP in 2013, and it was first promulgated in 2007," said James Fitzgerald ...

Investing for the day after tomorrow: Janus Henderson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
Investing in line with the day after tomorrow means investing in companies that are meeting climate change, human rights, and broad demographic challenges and opportunities, according to Janus Henderson. The Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity ...

First Sentier publishes Modern Slavery Statement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
... their exposures to modern slavery. This includes asset manager and superannuation funds. FSI has assessed and managed human rights risks within its portfolios for a number of years. Earlier this year, it launched a Modern Slavery Toolkit, based on its ...

Vanguard expands Ethically Conscious product range

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
... certain companies whose conduct contravenes the principles of the UN Global Compact pertaining to labour rights, human rights, environment and anti-corruption. Its benchmark is the FTSE Australia 300 Choice index, and the management expense ratio of ...

Strong inflows to sustainable option: Stockspot

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
... weapons, alcohol, tobacco, animal testing, detention centres, nuclear energy, junk food and companies embroiled in human rights controversies. The portfolios also use positive screens to include companies that "are leading in sustainable activities (such ...

Opinion: Australian super funds could benefit from US ESG policy move

RAEWYN WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
... company Rio Tinto that blew up a 46,000-year-old sacred indigenous site had been voted top mining company in corporate human rights for the two preceding years. The DOL has also cited as a concern higher fees associated with responsible investing compared ...

Responsible investment AUM grows, but disclosure lags: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 7 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
... using RIAA's Responsible Returns online tool, the most important exclusionary screens are fossil fuels (36%), human rights abuses (17%) and armaments (12%). Further, responsible investment AUM using sustainability-themed investing grew from 4% in ...

More companies reporting on SDGs, but quality lacking: RMIT

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
... correlated the mentions of SDG 5, 8 and 13 with increasing disclosure requirements relating to risks associated with human rights, gender inequality, climate change and more faced by Australian companies, brought about by regulatory developments and ...

Walk Free launches human rights toolkit for business, investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
... initiative of the Minderoo Foundation, have launched a toolkit to help business and investors take action to improve human rights standards in their supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. (Image courtesy ...