APRA releases climate risk assessment results

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
Almost 40% of banks, insurers and superannuation funds say climate-related events could have a "material or moderate impact on their direct operations," according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

ESG product definitions a matter for legislation: ASIC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission believes that standard definitions of ESG products and investments should be set by legislation.

New Zealand XRB releases final climate reporting paper

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 JUL 2022  |  NEWS
New Zealand's External Reporting Board (XRB) has released a final consultation paper on the mandatory Climate-related Disclosure standards that will come into force next year.

Directors engage on breadth of ESG issues facing companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 JUL 2022  |  NEWS
Managing sexual harassment and psychological safety as part of occupational health and safety, focusing on diversity and inclusion beyond gender and seeking policy certainty through climate are all issues of concern for board members speaking at the ...

Consultation on faith-based products opens

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 21 JUL 2022  |  NEWS
Treasury has released draft legislation that would adjust how the Your Future, Your Super performance test is applied to faith-based products.

ASX 100 chief executive bonuses hit record highs

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 14 JUL 2022  |  NEWS
Bonuses paid to ASX 100 chief executives hit record highs in FY21, jumping from 31% to 76.7%, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).

Risk management includes expanded ESG list: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JUL 2022  |  NEWS
Risk management "begins and ends with the board" and includes a full range of ESG risks including climate change, modern slavery, nature loss and social risks, according to an updated risk management guide from the Governance Institute.

Majority of ASX200 reporting on ESG: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
The majority of ASX200 companies are disclosing detailed information on ESG risks and their plans to manage them, according to new research by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).

Calls for transformation, climate skill in AGL board renewal

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
The pending departure of the CEO and chair and otherĀ AGL board members highlights an urgent need to bring both climate change and company transformation experience to the refreshed board, according to recruitment and governance experts.

More women on boards, but cultural diversity stagnating: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
More women are taking director roles, but a shrinking number of women are holding female-occupied seats, raising concerns about overboarding, according to research from the Governance Institute.
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