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.
Sexual harassment a potential investment, financial risk in supply chain
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
With material human rights issues rising on the agenda for companies and their investors, non-governmental organisations are flagging sexual harassment in garment factories as a source of risk, both in terms of productivity losses and reputational risks ...
GRI announces new members to Board of Directors for 2020
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
Molly Harriss Olson, CEO Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, Australia, has been re-elected for a further term to the GRI Board of Directors, along with four new members.
Incorporating climate risk into investing, finance, and insurance
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
This article first appeared on sister site Industry Moves
Wilderness Society links deforestation to beef production, supply chain risk
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
A new report from the Wilderness Society shows that 73% of all deforestation in Queensland is linked to beef production, calling on Australian companies to assess their exposures to deforestation in the beef supply chain.
GSSB seeks new business enterprise member for governance body
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 OCT 2019  |  NEWS
The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the governance body for the GRI Standards, is looking for a new member representing business enterprises.
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