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Nearly a quarter of Australian bank debt has nature-related risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... Indigenous Peoples rights, land rights, and water and sanitation. Additional core social indicators on respecting human rights, decent work, and ethical conduct will also be assessed. RIAA Nature Working Group Meanwhile, Responsible Investment Association ...

PRI to shake up reporting framework for signatories

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... "specific sustainability issues that investors are prioritising in their practices. Example areas include climate change, human rights, or biodiversity. During the co-design process with signatories, one of these two models (or a combination of both) ...

NSW Anti-slavery commissioner raises alarm on ASX risk

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... undertaking this more advanced analysis in the coming months." Cockayne defined modern slavery as not only a violation of human rights, but also a governance risk to companies. "We see modern slavery risks arising where businesses rely on vulnerable ...

Reducing risk and navigating a just transition

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 19 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... scrutinising companies' climate-related financial disclosures as well." "The growing interest among investors in human rights, as demonstrated by their active participation in RIAA's Human Rights Working Group, underscores their commitment to ...

Investors warned on human rights risk in Israel-Hamas conflict

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... international humanitarian law (IHL). Investors are increasingly interested in understanding their risks as well as human rights and legal responsibilities in situations of armed conflict. Armed conflict can bring with it adverse human rights impacts ...

Property investor GPT joins advanced RAP cohort

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... executive officer and managing director Bob Johnston said: "We recognise that First Nations engagement is an important human rights responsibility for GPT, and the RAP framework provides us with measurable objectives to increase our accountability and ...

Corporates to begin adopting final TNFD recommendations

ROSE MARY PETRASS, RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 19 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... gives First Nations dialogue more of a lens for the importance of this and getting this right, and then it becomes a human rights lens, rather than just a consultation." Other adjustments to the final version include stipulations for companies to "describe ...

Responsible investment AUM declines but uptake increases: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 18 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... $30 billion in sustainability-linked loans and $80 billion targeting climate change areas like renewable energy, human rights, biodiversity and sustainable water management. Leah Willis, head of client relationships at Australian Ethical Investment also ...

Human rights in business remain a challenge

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... implementation of the Modern Slavery Act in 2018. However, broader adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights remains a challenge. The expectations of stakeholders, global developments, and evolving regulations are increasingly ...

Successful merger for social and inequality reporting framework

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 1 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... EY climate change and sustainability partner Emma Herd previously told FS Sustainability. "Social inequality and human rights issues are driving systemic risks across the economy and society. Global reporting standards which aim to strengthen corporate ...