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Assessing ESG risk, opportunity through the legal lens: Corrs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
... report notes, but integrating ESG considerations can also be a source of opportunity, said Corrs head of business and human rights Phoebe Wynn-Pope. "It's very easy to see the ESG framework as a risk framework, but it's also a huge opportunity," Wynn-Pope ...

Australia needs 2035 net zero target: RMIT

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 9 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
... achieving decarbonisation goals. Lead author of the report and climate change theme leader at RMIT's Business and Human Rights Centre Leanne Morrison said that while many Australian businesses are developing their own policies, they would welcome clearer ...

Investor toolkit to assist in engaging on Indigenous cultural heritage protection

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
... as the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance and National Native Title Council. It is an initiative of RIAA's Human Rights Working Group. The Investor Toolkit: An Investor Focus on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Cultural Heritage Protection is designed ...

HESTA, Lendlease back First Nations initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
... Ngilan Business and Investor Initiative, which will also work to embed standards for the private sector to uphold the human rights of First Peoples. The initiative is part of a continuing response from investors and business in the wake of the destruction ...

Corporate finance execs seeking greater ESG knowledge

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
... education and upskilling to improve their ability to manage risk and return considerations. The impacts of COVID-19, human rights risks like modern slavery and the urgency of climate change considerations have refocused the minds of finance professionals ...

Weighing litigation risk of net zero targets

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... have a reasonable belief that they are achievable," Millar said. Continuous disclosure of other ESG issues, such the human rights risks such as modern slavery are a "critical issue" because many companies have not done an adequate job of complying with ...

Assessing big tech's ESG risks and opportunities: Aviva Investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... analysis is that companies do not understand their impact on society," Piffaut said. "They haven't mapped their human rights impacts, which are therefore mismanaged. This presents an investment risk." The social impact of technology companies is ...

Quant manager deploys AI to identify corporate greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... transition climate risks, discussions of employee well-being and corporate culture during the COVID-19 pandemic, to human rights and supply chain concerns. Acadian's system cross-checks what companies say in their annual shareholder meetings, filings ...

Companies failing harassment victims: ACSI

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
... executive of AMP Capital in Australia. Kate Jenkins, Australian sex discrimination commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission, said Szlakowski's story highlights several of the systematic failures to properly address sexual harassment ...

Alphinity launches SDG-aligned fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
... Thomson. The fund also screens out companies that have demonstrated poor management of ESG issues such as breaching human rights principles, unnecessary pollution or avoiding a fair share of tax payments. Alphinity uses ESG research provider, MSCI for ...