ASX companies boosting ESG staff, oversight: Perennial

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Greenhouse gas emissions are once again the top ESG priority for companies, according to the most recent Perennial Better Future ESG survey.

Aussie investors prepare for new EU rules

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The year ahead will see multiple significant regulatory changes affecting financiers who engage with European markets.

Australia climbs quickly on climate policy development

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Australia ranked as the sixth country in terms of climate policy developments in 2023, but experts are concerned that the country is "playing catch up".

Accountant ethics board drafts new sustainability benchmarks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
An international independent global standards-setting board has released new standards on ethical considerations in sustainability reporting and assurance.

Social and governance factors top "new risk reality"

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 30 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
Social and governance risk are gaining traction as a focus for corporates, as these topics become recognised as central to sustainability - now an essential in today's climate-conscious world.

Australian gender pay gap data to be revealed from February

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
From February 2024, Australian companies with 100 or more employees will be required to publish their median gender pay gap between male and female employees.

China relaunches offsets market, releases biodiversity framework

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 25 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
China's Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) scheme has restarted after a six-year pause, as the country releases its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.

BlackRock admits stakeholder pressure on ESG a risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 18 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
For the first time in its quarterly earnings report, BlackRock identified stakeholder pressure on ESG and AI as risk factors that may influence returns.

$200m social housing catalyst for clean energy sector

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
The Australian federal and NSW state government have announced a partnership of $200 million in funding for clean energy upgrades on social housing and low-income rentals.

Investors "flying blind" to climate litigation risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
Investors and regulators could be liable for trillions of dollars in potential damages from climate lawsuits - but are failing to take this threat into account when evaluating risks to their investments.