Podcast: Getting the balance right - Laura Ryan

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
In this episode senior journalist Rose Mary Petrass speaks with Laura Ryan, head of research at Ardea investment management, on her research surrounding promotion in the Australian finance industry.

NSW Modern Slavery Plan to build prevention capability

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
The office of the NSW independent anti-slavery commissioner has outlined a three-year strategic plan to identify and eradicate the more than 16,400 estimated instances of modern slavery in the state.

ASX C-Suite notch up double-digit salary increases: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Average pay packets for top brass at ASX-listed companies rose an inflation-busting 15% for CEOs and 19% for managing directors, according to the Governance Institute of Australia.

Family offices see ESG as part of fiduciary duty: Ocorian

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Family offices increasingly see focusing on ESG as "part of fiduciary duty", according to global high net worth and family office service provider Ocorian.

Treasury mandates APRA must consider climate risk in duties

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Treasury has released an updated statement of expectations for the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) which includes the adoption of climate reporting standards by super funds, banks and insurers.

Super funds consider future of PwC contracts

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Two industry super funds have frozen future contracts with PwC, while others with contracts for audit or other services with the embattled management consultancy are keeping a watchful eye on developments.

ASIC chair calls out greenhushing as form of greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 5 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Greenhushing - in which companies stop all voluntary disclosure of ESG information - is just another form of greenwashing, according to ASIC chair Joe Longo.

AUSTRAC, Crown propose $450m penalty for ALM violations

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
AUSTRAC and Crown have agreed to a proposed $450 million penalty over Crown's breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act.

AI and ESG: risk or opportunity?

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is already rapidly disrupting various industries, speeding up processes and making fast work of huge amounts of data, and investors and businesses need to analyse the material ESG risks and opportunities of ...

FS Sustainability launches inaugural ESG Power50

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2023  |  NEWS
The 50 most influential ESG professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named in the inaugural ESG Power50 guide.