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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 ...

Guide to identify and manage modern slavery for NSW entities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... framework aligns with Australia's National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-2025, and Australia's international human rights commitments. "This practical guidance is the next step in the implementation of the world-leading legislation passed ...

ESG in 2024: key trends and legislative changes for the year ahead

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... (the LkSG) takes effect, mandating German companies and non-German companies with more than 1,000 employees to align human rights and due diligence duties in their supply chains. In July, the Australian Treasury's phased approach to mandatory sustainability ...

Boards not ready for new workplace laws

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... to meet new workplace sexual harassment laws when they come into force this week. From 12 December, the Australian Human Rights Commission will enforce the Positive Duty under the Sex Discrimination Act, requiring companies to prevent sexual harassment ...

Here's what happened at COP28 so far

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 7 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... COP28 The shape and scope of a global fund on loss and damage, the integration of climate into biodiversity, and how human rights and the just transition figure into government, business and investor commitments are all topics of interest at COP28. Preparing ...

Podcast: New sex harassment laws - Anna Cody

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... financial practitioners. Anna has a distinguished career as an academic and lawyer specialising in discrimination and human rights, working on cases involving domestic and family violence, LGBT+ discrimination and the Stolen Generation. Recently, Fidelity ...

Slow progress on human rights in business

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 27 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
Most companies are failing on human rights and gender performance, according to The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). WBA recently released its Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and Gender Benchmark. The human rights benchmark ranked 110 of the world's ...
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