Accounting bodies develop guidelines for disclosing to SDGs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have released a paper outlining recommendations on disclosing for the Sustainable ...

Climate action by regulators deferred, not denied: MinterEllison

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
The COVID-19 pandemic is not likely to halt regulatory and investor expectations around corporate progress on climate change risk, according to MinterEllison.

Pivot to virtual AGMs, communication offer opportunities: Redback Connect

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
Email is the primary communication channel for investor relations, but a push to virtual events as a result of COVID-19 offers new opportunities and benefits for companies to engage with shareholders, according to Redback Connect.

Poor disclosure around labour hire workforce in listed companies: ACCR

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
More than 40 percent of ASX100 listed companies in the mining, construction, and commercial cleaning sectors have made no material disclosure about their labour hire and/or contracting workforce in annual reporting documents, according to research from ...

BIG W joins Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
BIG W has joined the Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages (ACT).

More than a third of investors back Rio Tinto climate resolution

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
More than a third of investors have backed a climate resolution at Rio Tinto's annual general meeting.

Identifying potential risks of COVID-19 and modern slavery in supply chain

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
There is increasing concern that the impacts of COVID-19 will exacerbate conditions causing modern slavery in supply chains, opening up investor and business risk as well as questions about compliance with Modern Slavery Act reporting.

Woodside AGM climate resolution receives majority support

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
A climate-related shareholder resolution put to the Woodside AGM has received a majority of shareholders' support.

Treasurers cite positive impact in green bonds: Climate Bonds Initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 APR 2020  |  NEWS
Corporate treasurers report broader investor based, enhanced visibility, strengthened stakeholder relations and new business lines as a result of issuing green bonds, according to a global survey carried out by the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Property Council of Australia develops platform for modern slavery data

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 APR 2020  |  NEWS
The Property Council of Australia (PCA) is leading a collaborative group of the 17 largest property companies in developing a tech platform that gathers and collates information from industry suppliers on their modern slavery exposures in operations ...