Australian, NZ organisations consider impacts of bribery, corruption: Deloitte

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 JUL 2017  |  NEWS
While Australian and New Zealand organisations recognise the reputational, financial and cultural risks of incidents of bribery and corruption, their response to managing those risks are "slow, compared to others worldwide," according to Deloitte.

Investors decry decision by United States president to withdraw from Paris Agreement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Groups and institutional investors have condemned the decision by the president of the United States to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement.

Directors speak to evolving, expanding role of corporate boards at ACSI conference

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The role of board and executive leadership is changing, with stakeholder expectations of openness and transparency in engagement, and increased emphasis on maintaining trust and social license to operate having as much importance as financial return.

AMP Capital on value of non-financial performance measures

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAR 2017  |  NEWS
Non-financial performance measures such as safety, employee engagement and customer satisfaction can be as important as financial performance measures in setting hurdles to encourage companies to deliver strong financial results, according to AMP Capital.

AXA IM launches "impact-style" fund linked to gender diversity

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAR 2017  |  NEWS
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is launching an "impact-style" investment strategy to generate long-term capital growth from companies that promote gender diversity.

Number of culturally diverse women ASX leaders "extremely low": DCA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAR 2017  |  NEWS
While women's representation in ASX-listed companies' leadership positions is at an all-time high, the number of culturally diverse women leaders is "extremely low," according to research from Deakin University and Diversity Council Australia (DCA).

AICD calls for stronger corporate whistle-blower protections

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is calling for "significantly stronger and broader whistle-blower protections" for the corporate sector.

Bribery and corruption cited as sustainability engagement theme for 2017

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 JAN 2017  |  NEWS
Bribery, corruption, and pushing for increased corporate transparency are themes cited by sustainability and engagement specialists as key themes for 2017.

Escala Partners choose Ownership Matters to provide proxy advisory research

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 JAN 2017  |  NEWS
Private wealth manager Escala Partners will offer clients access to research and insights from proxy advisory firm Ownership Matters to provide specialised research on governance issues.

Women comprise 25% of ASX200 board positions: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 DEC 2016  |  NEWS
Women now comprise 25% of board positions in ASX200 listed companies, up from 8.3% in 2009, according to research from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).