Governance Institute releases climate change risk disclosure guide

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
The Governance Institute has released a guide aimed at assisting companies that are seeking education on how to consider and report on material exposures to climate change risk.

Sydney Airport issues $600m bond with sustainability linked tranche

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
Sydney Airport has issued an approximately $600 million multi-tranche US private placement bond featuring a $100 million sustainability linked tranche.

GSSB developing new GRI standard for agriculture and fishing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) is developing a new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard for the agriculture and fishing sector.

Climate change, human rights risks intertwined: GCNA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 31 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
Climate change is a strategic risk to business, their employees and the communities in which they operate, and is also intertwined with human rights, according to Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA).

Australian execs see impacts of, responsibility for climate change: Deloitte

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 21 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
More than 80% of Australia's business leaders believe that climate change will have a negative impact on their business operations, nearly double the global average, according to Deloitte.

Calculating the shorter, longer-term cost of bushfire

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
Economists have begun to count the costs of bushfires throughout southern Australia, identifying that the agriculture, tourism, retail and construction sectors will see negative impacts, but also saying that the worst impacts will be "indirect."

Sydney Stock Exchange announces new CEO, first listings, ESG focus

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019  |  NEWS
Alternative stock exchange the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) has announced Michael Go as its new CEO, as well as its first two listing applications.

GRI launches tax reporting standard for comprehensive disclosure

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 6 DEC 2019  |  NEWS
The GRI has launched a new tax reporting standard for comprehensive tax disclosure at the country-by country level.

QBE, Suncorp among global insurers exiting coal: Unfriend Coal

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 3 DEC 2019  |  NEWS
Australian insurers QBE and Suncorp are among global insurers and reinsurers withdrawing cover for new coal projects, according to the third annual Unfriend Coal scorecard. Seventeen of the world's biggest insurer have announced they are withdrawing ...

Investors considering their options in voting at Westpac AGM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
Westpac shareholders are considering whether to vote against the remuneration report at the December 12 AGM, and if a second strike is recorded, if a complete board spill is the right solution to governance failing.