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RIAA: Sustainability goes mainstream

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... sustainability, and unveiling pivotal initiatives like the Sustainability Classifications and the Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Investor Toolkit. Sustainability is no longer in the side-lines, it's now mainstream, and companies are racing ...

Members beef up ESG checks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... half (48%) say recent controversies and headlines made them consider whether their investments are contributing to human rights abuses (48%) or climate change (48%). On the environment front, net zero looms large: 76% want their banks and funds to make ...

ESG indices linked to Myanmar junta

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... Jones, were used by BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, Northern Trust, State Street and Vanguard to model ESG-labelled funds. Human rights organisation Inclusive Development International (IDI) alleged that the indices violated OECD Guidelines for Multinational ...

Carbon trading roundup: Verra, REDD+, BetaCarbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Carbon trading platform Verra is in hot water from accusations of alleged abuses by Human Rights Watch, as it seeks public input on a global methodology for carbon capture and storage hubs. Australia's ACCU supply could triple by 2033, making it ...

Funds SA hires ESG expert

ELIZABETH FRY  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... implementation of strategy across listed and unlisted markets. That job involved collaborating with industry groups on human rights and natural capital. Thorpe previously worked as an energy and environment manager at Tokyo-based GR Company, the government ...

Tracking nature: finance lags on biodiversity

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... all committees they are exposed to. 63% of committed companies don't provide sufficient evidence of implementation. Human rights abuses linked to deforestation have been largely overlooked, the think tank found. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group ...

FS Sustainability opens final voting round for ESG Power50

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... transitioning their companies to a net zero carbon future, reporting and managing exposure to modern slavery and human rights exposures, covering the diversity, equity and inclusion agenda for recruiting and retaining talent and seeking solutions to ...

Stewart Investors joins Responsible Minerals initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... opportunities. "We believe that investors have a role to play in ensuring that global mineral supply chains are free of human rights abuses," said Chris McGoldrick, senior investment analyst at Stewart Investors. "In the past, NGOs, regulators, and companies ...

Investors back modern slavery compensation

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... Pacific (IAST APAC) has joined the with the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), international human rights group Walk Free, and the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative, to call for such a scheme. IAST APAC is ...

ESG skills in hot demand in risk, compliance hiring

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... at larger firms, candidates are becoming much more expert in certain areas - climate change, or modern slavery and human rights, proxy voting, etc. But in smaller firms, they don't have the ability to have that degree of specialization, therefore that ...
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