Canberra's new plan a winner for investors

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 15 APR 2024  |  NEWS
Albanese's Future Made in Australia Act is a much-needed signal to promote competition, resiliency, productivity, and attract capital, investors say.

Investors fail to vote for climate despite pledges

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2024  |  NEWS
Board directors of energy companies continue to be elected with over 95% shareholder support, even when those companies perform poorly against investor expectations.

Three innovations to fix carbon market

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2024  |  NEWS
With effective risk management and capital allocation, Australia's carbon market can scale to become the biggest in the world, Westpac and the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) say.

Podcast: Boeing, Qantas and corporate governance in aviation - with Megan Motto

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024  |  NEWS
In the wake of the Qantas and ongoing Boeing scandals, investors - and the public - are asking questions on corporate governance, risk management, and ethical conduct.

Philanthropic donations under scrutiny

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2024  |  NEWS
Investors expect ASX-listed companies to watch their corporate donations more closely as the donor list of the 2023 Voice referendum uncovers a thin line between political versus philanthropic activities.

Canberra acts on billion-dollar net zero plan

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2024  |  NEWS
Laws have been tabled to establish a new independent authority responsible for boosting climate investment, alongside $1 billion for solar that analysts claim will generate up to $400 billion of private capital.

Podcast: The international fight against greenwashing with John Pabon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2024  |  NEWS
In this episode of The Greener Way, host Rose Mary Petrass welcomes sustainability expert John Pabon to discuss the importance of international collaboration in combating greenwashing.

ASIC wins greenwashing case against Vanguard

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
The Federal Court determined Vanguard misled investors via claims it made about certain ESG screens it applied to its Ethically Conscious Global Aggregate Bond Index Fund.

Directors welcome new climate reporting regime

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Large companies will get an additional six months to get their books in order as Canberra pushes back the date for reporting under its mandatory climate disclosure regime.

ASIC warns it can't take action on every case of misconduct

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commissioner Alan Kirkland has admitted the regulator can't fight every battle of misconduct, but that doesn't mean it's not watching.
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