|A growing number of ASX-listed companies are reporting on commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the quality of disclosure "remains lacking," according to a new report from RMIT University and the United Nations Association of Australia.|
|Mutual Heritage Bank has enacted an environmental, social and governance position statement that codify the bank's practice around sustainability issues, as well as opens the door to further products and services aligned with an ESG approach.|
|In a move to assist companies in reporting on the impacts of COVID-19, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia have published a joint guidance on disclosure and ...|
|The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced a collaborative workplan to drive understanding of how the standards can be used concurrently.|
|A coalition of global environmental NGOs is calling on the largest global insurers to halt insuring new oil and gas expansion projects and phase out insurance for oil and gas companies in order to meet a 1.5C global climate target.|
|Australian companies are "well below their global peers" in reporting and setting targets on carbon emissions, waste and water reductions, according to Refinitiv.|
|GRI is updating its Universal Standards to improve how reporting entities use the GRI standards to disclose impacts on economy, environment, and people.|
|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 ...|
|The COVID-19 pandemic is not likely to halt regulatory and investor expectations around corporate progress on climate change risk, according to MinterEllison.|
|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.|
Australian Ethical and independent MP Zali Steggall issued a call to super fund members to look upon their super fund choice as a tool to address climate change.
Crescent Wealth have announced a number of director changes as the head of one of Australia's largest privately owned companies takes a material shareholding in the company.
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.
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