ACCR files shareholder resolution with BHP over industry associations
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 6 SEP 2019  |  NEWS
The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) and institutional investors have filed a shareholder resolution with BHP, calling on the company to suspend its memberships in industry associations which obstruct climate policy in Australia.
Consultation paper seeks comment on disclosure of SDGs
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 30 AUG 2019  |  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 published a discussion paper with recommendation on disclosing for the ...
Companies increase ESG reporting, but "glaring gaps" remain: ACSI
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 9 AUG 2019  |  NEWS
A greater number of ASX listed companies are providing more information around environmental, social and governance (ESG) material issues, but "glaring gaps" remain, particularly around workplace fatality statistics, according to research from the Australian ...
Regnan reports depth, impact of engagement in 2019
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 AUG 2019  |  NEWS
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) advisory specialist Regnan held engagements with 54 companies during the 2019 financial year, and reported that 88% of those engagements demonstrated progress.
ASX200 boards still below 30% gender diversity target: AICD
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUL 2019  |  NEWS
Four ASX200 companies still have no women on their boards, and overall, gender diversity on the boards of ASX200 companies have not hit the 30% target, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Coca-Cola Amatil joins membership of BCSD Australia
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019  |  NEWS
Coca-Cola Amatil has joined the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia).
PVStop International designs off switch to shut down PV solar panels in fire
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019  |  NEWS
An Australian company has designed an off switch that will shut down rooftop PV solar panels from supplying electricity in the event of a building fire, with the intention of improving safety outcomes in fire situations. PVStop International has developed ...
Business has role to play in protecting human rights: Gillian Triggs
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019  |  NEWS
Australia lags Western democracies in its domestic implementation of international human rights commitments, and business plays an important role in the protection of human rights, according to Gillian Triggs, former president of the Australian Human ...
Rise of automation to drive emergence of "super jobs": Deloitte
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2019  |  NEWS
The rise of automation in recent years is driving the vast majority of Australian businesses to hire people with different skills, with the use of robotics and artificial intelligence set to increase or increase significantly over the next three years ...
Coca-Cola Amatil announces that 70% of bottles will be recycled plastic
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2019  |  NEWS
Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that 70% per cent of the plastic bottles manufactured for their use in Australia will be made entirely from recycled plastic by the end of 2019.
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