ISS ESG tackles modern slavery exposure

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
A new modern slavery scorecard will help financiers screen for and disclose portfolio risk.

APRA acts on climate risk watch

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) chair John Lonsdale has urged regulated entities to self-assess their current practice to reduce climate-related risks.

Active Super found guilty of greenwashing

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 6 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Active Super has been found guilty of misleading the public with false claims about its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials.

Canberra scopes First Nations economic policy

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
The Coalition of Peaks is currently consulting on the design of a First Nations Economic Partnership with Treasury.

Standards boards unite for global rollout

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is working with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to make their standards more compatible.

Sustainable Finance Taxonomy open for consultation

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI) today released its first consultation on sustainable finance taxonomy, a set of definitions that make it easier for financiers to fund sustainable assets and activities.

Unclear rules pose investment risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
Canberra is at odds with state governments over assessing emissions for coal and gas project approval.

Podcast: Federal Budget, Climate Week, clean energy and the case for a price on carbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
In this episode of The Greener Way, we hear from Tim Buckley, founder and director of Climate Energy Finance, a public interest pro bono think tank that produces research and analysis on accelerating the global energy transition.

Budget 2024: Regulators given boost to combat misconduct, cybersecurity

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The government will provide $17.3 million over four years to ASIC and APRA to combat greenwashing and other related financial misconduct and help further develop Australia's sustainable finance market.

Stewardship resources should double

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
Stewardship is under-resourced as investors grapple with assessing how organisations align with the ambitions of clients and beneficiaries.
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