APRA releases guidance on climate change risk

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its final prudential practice guide on climate change financial risks.

Failing to manage ESG a severe risk to business: KPMG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
Failing to manage material ESG issues effectively will constitute a business failure by 2030, according to research from KPMG Australia.

Assessing ESG risk, opportunity through the legal lens: Corrs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
As ESG risk and opportunities become integrated into mainstream corporate operations and expectations, the legal, financial and reputational consequences of "failing to robustly engage are likewise becoming increasingly serious," according to Corrs Chambers ...

CEO pay disparity seen as unethical: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Australians' perception of the country's ethical performance fallen in the past year, with concerns about how to balance personal liberty with ongoing pandemic management, increasing domestic manufacturing to reduce reliance on overseas supply chains ...

Australian company boards lack skill, experience to lead net zero transition: IGCC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Australian company directors "lack the skills and experience" to lead the transition to net zero emissions by 2050, according to a report by the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

RBA, APRA outline COP26 commitments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reiterated their stance that climate change will impact economic output, drive changes in the value of assets and income streams and therefore poses systemic ...

IFRS announces plan for comprehensive sustainability standards

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
A new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will develop a comprehensive set of sustainability disclosure standards that accounting professionals say would be a critical step to harmonising a fragmented reporting landscape.

Board of the future to face more ESG issues: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Boards of the future will have to be agile, will most likely serve shorter tenures and will have to manage critical ESG issues, according to a report from the Governance Institute of Australia.

ASX200 ESG reporting increases, but gaps remain: PwC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
The majority of ASX200 companies are releasing "substantial" ESG reporting, but PwC Australia says more companies need to publish an ESG strategy with short, medium and long-term goals.

Actuaries Institute challenges boards on skills gaps

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Financial services companies need boards with specific skills and capabilities to avoid future risk of misconduct, according to a paper from the Actuaries Institute.
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