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Preparing to take advantage of the critical mineral story

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... even if they come up with the [Investor Group on Climate Change] IGCC, and have their voices heard because members of parliament say they haven't heard from industry super funds that this is important. They need to hear what those policy signals need ...

New EU rules at the border and beyond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 10 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) slated for 2024. World-first European Green Bond standard European Members of Parliament have adopted a new voluntary standard for the use of a "European Green Bond" or "EuGP" label. It is the first standard ...

Social license or social-washing - weighing the value of public statements on the Voice

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 10 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... Many companies and investors have come out with public statements on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, with some questioning the effectiveness - and appropriateness - of such statements. Corporates are evaluating whether to ...

Australia not ready for sustainability benchmarks, consultants warn

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... global baseline for countries to develop their own mandatory disclosure regimes. Legislation was introduced into federal parliament in February to empower the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) to develop sustainability standards, the Auditing ...

$20.5 billion cash infusion for Australia's green bank

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... billion to be added by other new appropriations. "This is most significant support by the Australian Government and Parliament for our work as Australia's 'green bank' in investing on behalf of all Australians in our low emissions future," said CEFC ...

NSW Modern Slavery Plan to build prevention capability

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... slavery from supply chains. Cockayne was joined by the James Martin Institute for Public Policy (JMI) today at NSW Parliament house. According to the most recent report by Walk Free, there currently are more than 50 million people estimated to be living ...

Companies urged to address Scope 3 emissions

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... the robustness of some carbon offsets, this can make a big difference regarding the merit of a claim." The European Parliament in May proposed banning the use of general environmental claims like "environmentally friendly", "natural", "biodegradable" ...

Review recommends significant reforms to Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... statutory analysis of the operation of the Act in its first three years. Attorney General Mark Dreyfus tabled the report in Parliament late this week. Other recommendations include lowering the reporting threshold from organisations with $100 million ...

Assessing the risks of psychosocial safety

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... the culture of the business environment beyond anything that executives and board members do, Bruce said. Last year Parliament passed new legislation for seven of the recommendations from the landmark Respect@Work report into sexual harassment in the ...

Renewable energy, climate in spotlight in Federal Budget

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... transparency in supply chains and help fight modern slavery in Australia and abroad," the budget said. In his speech to Parliament, Chalmers spoke of the government's desire to make Australia a "renewable energy superpower", and announced an array of ...