|Zenith Investment Partners is aiming to demystify ESG and responsible investing strategies for clients by introducing a tiered framework that describes funds' activities based on their research.|
|The government's latest proposed reforms to superannuation have raised concerns that they might impinge on funds' ability to use ESG investing strategies.|
|The majority of major superannuation funds are not disclosing their portfolio holdings, according to research from Rainmaker Information.|
|Governance issues will dominate considerations during this year's AGM season for fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors.|
|Note: this article was first written in 2018 Overview The ethical conduct, trustworthiness and 'social licence to operate' of a company matter to the community and consumers, especially in a post-GFC world. But what about shareholders? They want ...|
|The Governance Institute of Australia is backing recommendations from a Senate Inquiry to amend the Corporations Act to allow virtual and hybrid annual general meetings.|
|Chief executive of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, will step down following pressure from investors and indigenous leaders over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge in May.|
|Planning and running a virtual AGM is a dramatically different experience from running a live event, according to recent panel hosted by Computershare.|
|Understanding how climate change may affect the intrinsic value of a company is quickly evolving. Until recently, analysis focused on the impact of a company's operations on the environment. This has shifted to an assessment of a company's exposure ...|
|It seems everyone has experienced a code of conduct or business ethics training session that is unmemorable, generic and fails to resonate. The unintended consequence of such training is that it leaves employees jaded with management's intent, annoyed ...|
Only one in five victims of modern slavery are identified in Australia, meaning that identifying instances and exposures of modern slavery will be a key project for Australian organisations that fall under the Modern Slavery Act's reporting obligations, according to Informed 365.
Integration of material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes in fixed income and credit portfolios is "crucial" to risk management, according to Janus Henderson.
With material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues increasingly demonstrating their impact on companies' ability to generate long term value for investors, fund managers are making the case that ESG can augment quality signals in strategies.
Editorial note: This piece is sponsored by T. Rowe Price Integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into emerging markets portfolios can assist investors in finding companies that outperform their peers. However, they also present challenges for managers that take ESG into consideration.
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