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Looking beyond the gender pay gap

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Financiers are calling for a more nuanced breakdown of the gender pay gap, including executive salaries, and metrics tracking race, disability, and gender diverse individuals. This week, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) revealed the median total ...

Business calls for 12-month climate reporting delay

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The Business Council of Australia has called for a minimum 12-month delay on climate reporting, citing a need for "training wheels" to prevent "risking failure." This comes as Treasury considers a 6-month delay raised by the Australian Institute of ...

Tracking nature: finance lags on biodiversity

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Major financial intuitions and companies are falling behind on global deforestation, as the EU enacts a new law to protect and restore nature. 75% of the Earth's land surface has been significantly altered by human activities, according to the UN Environment ...

Investors scrutinise Australia-first gender pay gap data

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 27 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... gender pay gap costs the Australian economy $51.8 billion every year, according to minister for women Katy Gallagher. WGEA CEO Mary Wooldridge said gender pay transparency will be "a catalyst for action and change," particularly for companies with wide ...

ISSB publishes jurisdictional guide, seeks experts

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has published a guide to support jurisdictional adoption of standards, as it searches for 150 experts to provide technical input on sustainability disclosures in financial reports. This comes as ...

Personal views influence climate decision-making

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... investment firms are more concerned about their reputation than climate risk," report author and analyst at Market Forces Rose Tehan commented. "Most concerning, we found that investors are overlooking Scope 3 emissions when evaluating risk in their ...

Aware and Macquarie partner on green finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Aware Super has inked a US$50 million deal to buy a speciality infrastructure finance company alongside Macquarie Asset Management's (MAM) Green Investment Group (GIG). Aware's private equity team will co-invest in Galway Sustainable Capital (GSC) ...

AXA IM warns companies on climate lobbying

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Ahead of the new 2024 voting season, a global asset manager with US$1.4 trillion in assets under management has announced it will take action and vote on key ESG proposals. AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has changed its voting policy, stating it will ...

AI trumps climate as chief risk factor: economists

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Work on climate continues quietly in the background, while AI, geopolitical risk and the stickiness of inflation take centre stage. That's the takeaway from the Financial Standard annual Chief Economists Forum this week where Nicki Hutley, independent ...

Climate tech gets funding boost

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 20 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A swathe of climate-related technology firms have received the tick of approval from the federal government's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants scheme. 21 projects involving 91 entities received grants to solve problems ranging from ...
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