|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.|
|Groups and institutional investors have condemned the decision by the president of the United States to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement.|
|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.|
|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 Investment Managers (AXA IM) is launching an "impact-style" investment strategy to generate long-term capital growth from companies that promote gender diversity.|
|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).|
|The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is calling for "significantly stronger and broader whistle-blower protections" for the corporate sector.|
|Bribery, corruption, and pushing for increased corporate transparency are themes cited by sustainability and engagement specialists as key themes for 2017.|
|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 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).|
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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