ASX200 sexual harassment transparency needed: ACSI

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
Only 19% of ASX200 boards have primary accountability for preventing and responding to sexual harassment and it remains unclear who in the company holds accountability, new research shows.

Climate change, diversity, inequality top engagement agenda: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.

Oxfam Australia calls for stronger climate action amid GDP risk

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
Australia could lose as much as 12.5% in GDP by 2050 unless there is more ambitious action on climate change, according to Oxfam Australia.

ASFI reports on momentum towards sustainable finance sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
Companies in the financial sector are building momentum towards implementing the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI), including aspects of integrating sustainability into day to day practice.

ASX companies face heightened stakeholder scrutiny

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Australian companies will face heightened scrutiny from stakeholders and are still managing the impacts of the Hayne Royal Commission on best practice in corporate governance, according to new research.

ASX companies join 40:40 Vision

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Ten ASX-listed companies have committed to achieving gender balance in their senior leadership as part of the 40:40 Vision initiative.

Evaluating impact of climate policy on company valuation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Understanding how government climate policies will impact cash flows and company valuations is essential to establishing the winners and losers of any new environmental commitments, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

SGX-listed companies improving sustainability disclosures

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Small cap companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) have made the largest improvement in their sustainability reporting and disclosure in 2020, with all listed companies showing improvement overall.

Trustees squeezed by competing climate risk pressures

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Super fund trustees are "squeezed" when it comes to managing climate risk, between members seeking divestment, regulatory guidance on managing climate risk, and proposed legislation that may limit access to proxy advisers, according to the chair of Spirit ...

Property fund inks multi-billion dollar sustainability linked loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Australia's largest sustainability linked loan (SLL) has been inked, providing nearly $3 billion in finance linked to ESG improvements across a diversified property portfolio.
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