Final text of EU ESG laws released

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The European Union has published the final text on the transparency and integrity of environmental, social and governance rating activities. It requires alignment for entities outside of the EU that trade on the EU market.

Queensland to boost clean economy

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The Sunshine State has introduced a new law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, roll-out renewable energy and cut pollution.

Dramatic spike in votes against ASX remuneration: Georgeson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
ASX300 companies saw almost double the number of shareholder votes against executive remuneration reports in 2023 compared to 2022, according to shareholder engagement and governance consulting firm Georgeson.

ASX companies boosting ESG staff, oversight: Perennial

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Greenhouse gas emissions are once again the top ESG priority for companies, according to the most recent Perennial Better Future ESG survey.

Aussie investors prepare for new EU rules

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The year ahead will see multiple significant regulatory changes affecting financiers who engage with European markets.

Australia climbs quickly on climate policy development

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Australia ranked as the sixth country in terms of climate policy developments in 2023, but experts are concerned that the country is "playing catch up".

Accountant ethics board drafts new sustainability benchmarks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
An international independent global standards-setting board has released new standards on ethical considerations in sustainability reporting and assurance.

Social and governance factors top "new risk reality"

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 30 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
Social and governance risk are gaining traction as a focus for corporates, as these topics become recognised as central to sustainability - now an essential in today's climate-conscious world.

Australian gender pay gap data to be revealed from February

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
From February 2024, Australian companies with 100 or more employees will be required to publish their median gender pay gap between male and female employees.

China relaunches offsets market, releases biodiversity framework

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 25 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
China's Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) scheme has restarted after a six-year pause, as the country releases its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.
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