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Assessing the risks of psychosocial safety

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... to be "very well protected, ensuring there is a fair process, procedural justice," Gutierrez added. The Australian Human Rights Commission resolves complaints through an informal process of conciliation. "There is a shift towards more informal intervention ...

Are companies drowning in a sea of ESG requests?

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... standard across the globe which is good for corporates and for investors," said Debelle. Companies need to follow human rights tools, transition plan tools and other guides to implement ESG processes and achieve outcomes. These tools also provide checklists ...

Is divestment the last resort for modern slavery?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... problematic as there are really no effective penalties against companies which fail to report annually or to not implement human rights due diligence," he said. "This is one of the reason why there has been a steady movement towards so-called mandatory ...

ESG salaries revealed, talent shortage predicted as demand surges

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... depending on the role or organisation. The necessary skillsets range across broad ESG issues such as climate change, human rights, modern slavery, biodiversity, the report found. The top ESG skills in high demand include: research, data analysis, quantitative ...

Stewardship and greenwashing in spotlight at RI Australia 2023

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... Guide', a toolkit that provides essential frameworks and insights for investors and companies seeking to protect human rights and mitigate risks associated with armed conflict, and will focus on First Nations issues. Karen Mundine, CEO at Reconciliation ...

First Sentier Investors to focus on armed conflict

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
First Sentier Investors has augmented its approach to human rights risks and exposures to include armed conflict. First Sentier has had a general human rights toolkit since 2016 and in 2020 added a framework for identifying Modern Slavery Risks. The ...

New collaboration to create TCFD for social risks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 2 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
... organisation building the frameworks is welcome and the timing is right to take this forward. "Social inequality and human rights issues are driving systemic risks across the economy and society. Global reporting standards which aim to strengthen corporate ...

Weighing ESG risks of nickel as a critical mineral: ISS ESG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 27 APR 2023  |  NEWS
... where corporate ratings can help to reveal some of that information." When it comes to evaluating companies based on human rights risks and impacts, there is a fair amount of research and due diligence. "You want to check the policies of the company ...

Casting a wide net: ending modern slavery in fisheries

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 27 APR 2023  |  NEWS
... difficult, and with new legal requirements coming into force investors must follow global best practice. He said that on human rights ESG research should not be limited to modern slavery, because that definition is too narrow. "Sometimes there is a very ...

UN Global Compact Network Australia hires executive director

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 APR 2023  |  NEWS
... they are an established framework for businesses to draw on as integrating government operations and strategy with human rights becomes more prominent. "The Guiding Principles are already there and we don't need to reinvent other things to do this work," ...