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Assessing likely process, impacts of first ERF auction

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 FEB 2015  |  NEWS
... for Australia, NZ, Singapore, Indonesia The ERF is the centrepiece of the Direct Action Plan (DAP) policy passed by Parliament in October last year. The DAP and ERF establish a baseline and credit scheme and liable entities will have to keep their emission ...

GRI publishes linkage document for EU ESG directive

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 FEB 2015  |  NEWS
... expectations formulated in the Directive." said Bastian Buck, GRI's director reporting standard. See Also: European Parliament adopts standards for ESG disclosure

Governance Institute of Australia questions shareholder primacy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 OCT 2014  |  NEWS
It is time to re-examine the principle that shareholder interests are paramount in business decision-making, according to a new paper by Governance Institute of Australia. Judith Fox, director, policy, Governance Institute of Australia The Governance ...

DCA panel addresses employment of people with disabilities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 OCT 2014  |  NEWS
... employment of people with disabilities by increasing the percentage of people with disabilities hired by members of parliament, and by having incentives for businesses that increase their accessibility. McKenzie, who has an IT background also noted that ...

SVA CEO calls for new investment model for social change

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 SEP 2014  |  NEWS
... investing in social change is "inefficient and dysfunctional,' said Michael Traill, SVA CEO, in a speech delivered at NSW Parliament House this week. He spoke to both government and philanthropic funders and said that the failure to fund based on outcomes ...

ARENA allocates $21.5m to solar R&D projects

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 AUG 2014  |  NEWS
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will allocated AU$21.5 million in funding for 12 new solar research and development projects across the country. "The Australian Government's $21.5 million investment is being matched by strong domestic ...

AGL installs first solar panels at Nyngan solar plant

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 AUG 2014  |  NEWS
AGL has installed the first solar panel modules at its large-scale solar plant in Nyngan, New South Wales. AGL has installed the first solar panels at the Nyngan Solar Plant. L-R Ray Donald, Bogan Shire mayor; Ivor Frischknecht, ARENA CEO; Kevin Humphries ...

Business begins unwinding of carbon tax arrangements

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUL 2014  |  NEWS
... fulfil their obligations," Wilder said. CFI credits will still be generated under the ERF, which has not been passed by Parliament. As proposed, the ERF will establish a baseline and credit scheme and liable entities will have to keep their emission ...

Government announces plan to abolish ARENA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 MAY 2014  |  NEWS
... activities, and increase industry and community knowledge about renewable energy. The ARENA Act would have to be repealed by Parliament before these plans could be implemented, said Greg Bourne, ARENA chair. "In the meantime, ARENA will continue to perform ...

European Parliament adopts standards for ESG disclosure

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 APR 2014  |  NEWS
The European Parliament has adopted a measure requiring large European companies to disclose environmental, social and governance information as part of their annual reporting. Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier Companies with ...