|Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.|
|The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) has proposed making the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines mandatory for all entities listed on the exchange.|
|The number of women in CEO positions is "dismal", with only 6% of ASX300 companies having women CEOs.|
|A minority of ASX-listed companies are reporting on their labour hire, contracting and outsourcing workforce arrangements, which poses a risk in assessing the long-term viability of workforce strategies.|
|NSW Land Registry Services has secured a $300 million Sustainability Linked Loan (SLL) pegged to the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan and other ESG metrics.|
|Fund manager and super fund Australian Ethical enjoyed record annual growth in its funds under management and announced a dividend in its results.|
|There are no more ASX200 all-male boards, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).|
|Andrew Forrest has stepped up the campaign against global protein producer JBS, calling on the company to adopt a No Pain No Fear animal welfare commitment.|
|Many ASX-listed firms are paying female executives 30-35% less than their male counterparts, and this gender pay gap impacts shareholder return, according to new research from the University of South Australia (UniSA).|
|Investment managers approach ESG factors depending on the cultural nuances or jurisdiction of the investor, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management.|
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.
A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.
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