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Guide to identify and manage modern slavery for NSW entities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... framework aligns with Australia's National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-2025, and Australia's international human rights commitments. "This practical guidance is the next step in the implementation of the world-leading legislation passed ...

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

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... (the LkSG) takes effect, mandating German companies and non-German companies with more than 1,000 employees to align human rights and due diligence duties in their supply chains. In July, the Australian Treasury's phased approach to mandatory sustainability ...

Boards not ready for new workplace laws

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... to meet new workplace sexual harassment laws when they come into force this week. From 12 December, the Australian Human Rights Commission will enforce the Positive Duty under the Sex Discrimination Act, requiring companies to prevent sexual harassment ...

Here's what happened at COP28 so far

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 7 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... COP28 The shape and scope of a global fund on loss and damage, the integration of climate into biodiversity, and how human rights and the just transition figure into government, business and investor commitments are all topics of interest at COP28. Preparing ...

Podcast: New sex harassment laws - Anna Cody

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... financial practitioners. Anna has a distinguished career as an academic and lawyer specialising in discrimination and human rights, working on cases involving domestic and family violence, LGBT+ discrimination and the Stolen Generation. Recently, Fidelity ...

Slow progress on human rights in business

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 27 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Most companies are failing on human rights and gender performance, according to The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). WBA recently released its Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and Gender Benchmark. The human rights benchmark ranked 110 of the world's ...

Loss and damage funds a key consideration for COP28

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
The shape and scope of a global fund on loss and damage, the integration of climate into biodiversity, and how human rights and the just transition figure into government, business and investor commitments are all topics of interest at the forthcoming ...

RIAA creates co-CEO model to replace outgoing O'Connor

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... background in business models. "I bring a background in government, policy and working on international issues like human rights, the SDGs and climate change where I have got a good understanding on how those international rules are created, so I bring ...

FS Sustainability launches ESG Power50 nominations

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 13 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... mandatory from 1 July 2024, a review of the Modern Slavery Act recommended meaningful reforms to enhance protections of human rights and Treasury announced a long-anticipated sustainable finance strategy. This year has also brought challenges in the ...

"Looming" governance gap as reporting becomes mandatory

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... being recruited into core banking and investment teams. Professionals with a background in climate, biodiversity and human rights are in high demand, as well as data analysts and specialists with sustainability experience in the business sectors or asset ...