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.

CBA sees push to greater quantity, quality of climate risk reporting

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
Quantity and quality of climate disclosures by Australian companies will improve, with or without a government mandate, according to CBA.

NGS Super to reduce emissions 35% by 2025

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
NGS Super is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 35% by 2025 en route to its 2030 net carbon zero target.

ASX boards need to "quickly evolve" on ESG skills: Melior

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
ASX-listed boards and directors need to "quickly evolve" to include ESG expertise and boards need to broaden the recruitment process to gain access to a wider pool of director talent, according to Melior Investment Management.

AASB considering ISSB sustainability standards

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 APR 2022  |  NEWS
The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) is considering how to integrate climate change and sustainability-related financial accounting standards into Australian standards.

Christian Super, Australian Ethical to explore merger

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 APR 2022  |  NEWS
Christian Super has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australian Ethical for a potential merger, after having been directed by APRA to merge.

ISSB launches draft sustainability disclosure standards

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 4 APR 2022  |  NEWS
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has moved one step closer to the creation of a unified set of sustainability disclosures with the release of two drafts covering general sustainability-related disclosure requirements and specific ...

Divestment from sanctioned Russian companies a matter of governance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
A number of asset owners have announced that they will divest from Russian holdings in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Gender imbalance persists in ASX200

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
Less than 10% of chief executive and chair positions in Australia's publicly listed companies are occupied by women, a new analysis of the ASX200 reveals.

Super funds react to Rio report into bullying, sexism, racism

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
Investors are reacting with deep concern to the findings of an external review of Rio Tinto's workplace culture which revealed "disturbing findings of bullying, sexual harassment, racism and other forms of discrimination."
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