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Canberra targets natural disaster insurance gap

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... misunderstanding is inconsistencies in definitions, brought to light during the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) 2020 inquiry into insurance in northern Australia, and the 2024 inquiry into insurer responses to the 2022 floods. ...

Podcast: The economic case for being a net zero superpower - Ross Garnaut

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke from 1983 to 1985, and Australian Ambassador to China from 1985 to 1988. Now he and former ACCC chair Rod Sims have launched the Superpower Institute, which is designed to provide analysis to help Australia take advantage ...

ESG skills in hot demand in risk, compliance hiring

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... statements, the Financial Accountability Regime (FAR) Bill of2022, legislation driving fund retirement support, ASIC and ACCC's focus on greenwashing, and APRA's updates to SPS and CPS 230 and 530 - Investment Governance Regulations. In SPS 530, APRA ...

Ad industry proposes greenwashing code

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 22 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... self-regulation system, complement Australia's consumer protection laws and Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) guidance on greenwashing by companies. The proposed code has five rules - be truthful and factual; be based on claims that ...

Northern Trust pulled up for greenwashing

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 21 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... Limited, Diversa Trustees Limited, and Black Mountain Energy. This comes as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its final guidance on greenwashing.

ACCC issues greenwashing guidance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released final guidance on greenwashing while flagging that emissions and offsetting claims are in the spotlight next year. The principles comprise the ACCC's final guidance on environmental ...

Fears grow around greenwashing litigation protections

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... eliminate attempts of wrongdoing," Motto said. It appears that ASIC and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) would be only parties able to bring an action under certain provisions of the Corporations Act, Brynn O'Brien of Australasian ...

Brookfield ups the ante on Origin by $1.2bn

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... partners, and this will bring material public benefits to Australia." The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) greenlit the proposed transaction in October and partially based its authorisation on the public benefit of the proposed accelerated ...

ACCC approves Origin Energy bid on renewable grounds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has greenlit Brookfield and MidOcean's proposed acquisition of Origin Energy. The ACCC partially based its authorisation on the public benefit of the proposed accelerated roll-out of renewable ...

Are indexes the next target for greenwashing investigations?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... said fund managers "need to tread with care" when it comes to using and assessing indexes as part of fund construction. "The ACCC have recently released draft guidelines on environmental and sustainability claims," Higgins noted. "One of the many issues ...
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