Uptick in web application attacks on financial institutions: Imperva

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Web application attacks on the financial services industry increased 38% between January and June 2021, and Australia is particularly vulnerable according to Imperva.

Assessing animal testing as a governance issue: Vontobel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
The use of animals in safety testing of cosmetic products is increasingly banned and restricted, but companies still face questions over animal welfare that point to overall business governance quality, according to Vontobel Asset Management.

UniSuper updates progress on net zero target

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
UniSuper has reduced its exposure to fossil fuel extraction to less than one percent of its overall portfolio, while 40 of its top 50 Australian investments have set targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Women make strides on ASX300 boards, but cultural diversity lags

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
The number of women on boards of ASX300 companies has risen by 60% in the past five years, but cultural diversity has not kept pace.

Fostering equity, inclusion key to diversity gains: Regnan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Corporate diversity initiatives can fail to deliver unless companies place equal importance on equity and inclusion, according to research from Regnan.

ASX200 CEO pay drops to lowest levels in more than decade: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 13 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
The CEO of CSL's pay jumped by more than a third in the 2020 financial year, but overall pay outcomes for ASX200 CEOs fell to their lowest levels in more than a decade.

CEO, board salaries cops COVID-19 hit: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
CEOs, board directors and senior management were not immune to the economic impacts of COVID-19, with the Governance Institute of Australia finding that fewer CEOs received salary increase and bonuses falling as well.

Global fund manager evolving approaches to ESG investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
A global fund manager is continuing its strategic deepening and widening of sustainable investing through the launch of a new proprietary ESG score and the hiring of its first head of sustainable investing and stewardship.

Hostplus announces four board appointments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Industry super fund Hostplus has replaced three board members and one alternative director, with one departing director facing a campaign from climate activist group Market Forces.

QSuper members call for greater climate action

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
The lawyers that represented Mark McVeigh in his landmark case against REST Super have written a letter to QSuper on behalf of two members who want that fund to strengthen its climate change risk management.