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New code of practice to mitigate slavery risks in renewables

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 24 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... chains are tainted by modern slavery. The value chain can be complex, extending to regions where labour standards and human rights protections are less strict or in some cases non-existent. "Modern slavery must not be the regrettable price that we have ...

Building sustainable supply chains

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... focuses on is timber and making sure they purchase sustainably certified timber with an eye to both environmental and human rights data. This can both mitigate risk and lead to value creation - Feggans pointed to work Brambles does in regions that don't ...

Ethical investments recover performance: Chant West

ROSE MARY PETRASS, RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... negative exclusions include fossil fuel production, weapons and armaments, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, deforestation, human rights violations and unethical corporate governance. It targets investments that have a measurable contribution to the UN sustainable ...

Industy veterans named to sustainable finance taxonomy working group

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... including in sustainable finance; whole-of-economy decarbonisation; climate and environmental science and policy; human rights; and Indigenous rights and perspectives. The taxonomy project is designed to provide a common standard for green and transition ...

Does ESG have a fiduciary problem?

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
... investing funds are attracting investor attention. Etienne added there will be growing sophistication in the market for human rights issues. Biodiversity and the link with climate change and the energy transition will be key investment themes going forward ...

First two ISSB standards released - what investors need to know

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... applied in combination with other reporting standards. The ISSB is seeking feedback on biodiversity, human capital, human rights, and integration in reporting. The standards were launched at the IFRS Foundation's annual conference and a week of events ...

Robeco defines key business sustainability impacts

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... Robeco's engagement program, Zandbergen-Albers noted. With all three thematic issues - social rights, biodiversity and human rights, Robeco uses collaborative bodies as well as individual engagements as different tools in their active ownership strategies. ...

Experts evaluate impact of Modern Slavery Act review

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
... special issues relating to the reporting requirements in Part 2 of the Modern Slavery Act." Introducing mandatory human rights due diligence would also align the Modern Slavery Act with other international regulation. "At FSI, we're captured by the UK ...

Review recommends significant reforms to Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... domestic and international stakeholders, the attorney general noted. The review has been issued in the same week that human rights organisation Walk Free has issued its most recent Global Slavery Index, which found that 50 million people worldwide live ...

RIAA launches armed conflict toolkit for investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... is declared, international humanitarian law comes into force, noted The risk of companies being involved in grave human rights abuses, as well as violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), noted Fauve Kurnadi, a legal adviser on international ...