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COP28 key outcomes: what it means for finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS, RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... what's produced, rather than rush through and cut corners to get outcomes," she said. UN Global Compact Network Australia chair Fiona Reynolds noted that progress - if not perfection - can still result in action. "It's not the perfect process ...

Don't neglect the SDGs in sustainable finance strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 20 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... opportunity to tie action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action on climate. UN Global Compact Network Australia chair Fiona Reynolds called the recently released strategy a "welcome step" and said that the each of the three pillars of ...

Exiting emissions-intensive assets may not reduce climate risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... just transition and asset decommissioning and rehabilitation. Fiona Reynolds, chair of the UN Global Compact Network Australia, said the fact that the majority of companies will fail to achieve net zero goals if they don't double the pace of emissions ...

Human rights in business remain a challenge

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... to encompass a broader scope of human rights due diligence. To support this endeavour, the UN Global Compact Network Australia has introduced a new roadmap for businesses to enhance their human rights due diligence efforts, comprehend and address operational ...

UN Global Compact Network Australia hires executive director

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 APR 2023  |  NEWS
The UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA) has hired a new executive director, recruiting from the Victorian government. Kate Dundas will take up the role of executive director, joining UNGCNA from Sustainability Victoria, where she was acting ...

Qualitas names Fiona Reynolds to ESG advisory board

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 14 FEB 2023  |  NEWS
... group. Reynolds, who was chief executive of PRI from 2012-2021 and is currently Chair of the UN Global Compact Network Australia. The Qualitas ESG Advisory Group will "help shape ESG best practice within the firm, identify and report progress against ...

Budget "misses opportunity" to address sustainability

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
... share based on GDP, this would translate to around AU$80-110 billion annually. Meanwhile, UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA) has called the Budget a missed opportunity to "build back better" and create a more sustainable and resilient economy ...

GCNA urges government to focus on sustainability in COVID-19 recovery

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
... recovery. Kylie Porter, GCNA executive director The 48 signatories to a letter coordinated by the UN Global Compact Network Australia (UN GCNA) called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as ...

Climate change and public health cannot be viewed in isolation: UNGCNA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
The UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA) is calling for a collaborative effort by government and business to address the serious risks to public health posed by climate change. Kylie Porter, GCNA executive director If left unaddressed, climate ...

GCNA awarded federal grant to provide training on modern slavery

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 APR 2020  |  NEWS
The federal government has granted the UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) nearly $100,000 to help companies tackle modern slavery risks under the National Community Crime Prevention Program. Vanessa Zimmerman, founder, Pillar Two GCNA will use ...
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