|The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) is seeking Rio Tinto shareholders to support a resolution on lobby group spending at Rio's forthcoming AGM.|
|The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) and CareSuper have announced open nominations from finance professionals for the Michael O'Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award.|
|The percentage of women on the boards of ASX200 companies has hit 26%, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).|
|Corporate executives in Australia and around the world are expecting to pursue M&A in the next 12 months, and a majority say that engaging with a broad range of stakeholders is a key factor, according to EY and its latest Australasian Capital Confidence ...|
|Employees in inclusive teams are 19 times more likely to be very satisfied with their jobs compared to workers in non-inclusive workplaces, according to research from Diversity Council Australia (DCA).|
|The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) has joined Deloitte as part of the Risk Advisory business and Reputation and Sustainability Practice.|
|Disclosure and transparency about tax payments continues to be an issue for global companies, as witnessed by this week's release of the Paradise Papers. The Paradise Papers investigation has sparked a renewed discussion of tax payments and tax minimisation ...|
|More than 90% of directors say that Australian business needs to "make improvements to corporate culture," according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors' (AICD) bi-annual Director Sentiment Index.|
|The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) is calling for legislation introducing non-binding shareholder resolutions as a remedy to current "flawed" framework for shareholder resolutions.|
|The issues of women on boards in Australia, remuneration and board and director accountability for company performance are clear themes of engagement for investors in the annual general meeting (AGM) season.|
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.
A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.
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