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Investors back climate disclosure mandate

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... over 80,000 directors, senior executives, accountants and other business professionals. The bills are currently before parliament. This comes as Queensland recently legislated emissions targets of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, 75% below by 2035 and ...

Philanthropic donations under scrutiny

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... list was published on Tuesday, six months after the proposal for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament was defeated 60-40 in October 2023. Any donation over $15,200 in a referendum must be declared to Australian Electoral Commission ...

Directors welcome new climate reporting regime

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... mindset." "On balance the Government's Bill reflects these intended outcomes and we look forward to working with the Parliament to ensure its passage."

Tracking nature: finance lags on biodiversity

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... has been significantly altered by human activities, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The European Parliament yesterday mandated restoration of 30% of EU land and sea areas by 2030. Under the new EU Nature Restoration Law, member countries ...

Final text of EU ESG laws released

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... least annually. Smaller ESG rating providers will have a reduced rules framework. On 7 February 2024, the European Parliament and Council of the EU reached a provisional deal on a draft directive amending the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive ...

Aussie investors prepare for new EU rules

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... European Commission may seek to update the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) regime. In June, the European Parliament holds an election, during which the European Parliament and EU member states will validate an agreement the legislate ...

Top 10 most-read articles of 2023

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... August: Companies and investors came out with public statements on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, with some questioning the effectiveness - and appropriateness - of such statements. #8: Australia joins COP28 gender and ...

ESG in 2024: key trends and legislative changes for the year ahead

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... Adopters - companies that have indicated their intention to start adopting the Recommendations. In June, the European Parliament holds an election - which may have implications for the state of ESG globally - as will the 2024 US presidential election ...

Treasury proposes merger of accounting, audit bodies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 27 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... standards broadly and specifically with regard to sustainability standards. Legislation was introduced into federal parliament in February to empower the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) to develop sustainability standards, the Auditing and ...

Role for finance after No vote

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 26 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
Despite being voted down by the Australian public, the First Nations Voice to Parliament saw support from the private sector which viewed the federal advisory body as the next step for reconciliation. As the dust settles, experts say finance has an ...
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