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Budget "misses opportunity" to address sustainability

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
... opportunity to "build back better" and create a more sustainable and resilient economy that places climate action, human rights and anti-bribery and corruption at the centre of its plans. UNGCA welcomed the Reef 2050 Plan and the additional $1 billion ...

Apostle Funds Management launches people and planet fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
... industries, including fossil fuels, animal agriculture, armaments and gambling. Investee companies are also assessed for human rights violations, unethical corporate governance and deforestation. According to AFM, the fund can hold allocations to domestic ...

Australians expect ethical investing: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
... investment providers offer such products. Nearly two-thirds of Australians also want to avoid investments that violate human rights, while only 39% of responsible investment providers deliver products that meet this criterion. FS Sustainability is a ...

ASX300 action on modern slavery "lagging"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
... whistle-blower policies. "We're 10 years now since the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and remediation is still often described as the forgotten pillar," Bartram said. MCFS and ISS ESG's Norm-Based Research ...

Franklin Templeton hires CalPERS exec for new global head of sustainability role

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 24 JAN 2022  |  NEWS
... Forum, a board member at Ceres and serves on the Leadership Council for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Simpson has published several books in the field, including "The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Achieving ...

American Century launches small cap fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JAN 2022  |  NEWS
... corporate governance practices and seeks to avoid companies that do not meet fundamental responsibilities, including in human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption as well as avoiding companies with exposure to controversial weapons, cluster ...

2021 theme in review: human rights

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
... it is a time to reflect on these issues and consolidate recent news into a narrative. One of these mega-issues is human rights. Without a doubt, climate change, its impacts and the transition to a net zero carbon world will continue to dominate people's ...

Integrating just transitions into climate calculations: Mercer

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
... that challenge to us to go beyond this carbon tunnel vision." There is an increasing focus on integrating social and human rights considerations into strategies to mitigate climate risk and seek opportunities. Last week, KPMG and the Responsible Investment ...

Bringing a human rights lens to climate risk considerations

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
Investors must integrate the human rights impacts of climate change when addressing climate change risk in their portfolio, according to a new guide by KPMG and the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). KPMG and RIAA have issued Human ...

Companies at risk from modern slavery exposures beyond first tier

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 30 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
... suppliers to the direct suppliers. Companies should also be aware that legislation around modern slavery and other human rights abuses can change quickly. Coward pointed to the recent passage of legislation in New South Wales that will see the creation ...