ACCR seeking shareholders for resolution at Rio Tinto AGM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 9 FEB 2018  |  NEWS
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.

ACSI, CareSuper announce nominations for Michael O'Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2018  |  NEWS
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.

26% of ASX200 board positions filled by women: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
The percentage of women on the boards of ASX200 companies has hit 26%, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Stakeholder engagement a key factor in structuring M&A: EY

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 1 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
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 more inclusive workplaces report higher job satisfaction: DCA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
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).

Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility joins Deloitte

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) has joined Deloitte as part of the Risk Advisory business and Reputation and Sustainability Practice.

Transparency around tax payments continues to be issue: CAER

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
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 ...

Directors say improvements needed to corporate culture: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
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.

ACSI publishes report calling for introduction of non-binding shareholder resolutions

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 OCT 2017  |  NEWS
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.

Governance experts discuss issues in AGM season

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 OCT 2017  |  NEWS
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.