|The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is calling for greater consistency, comparability and reliability of sustainability reporting for investors.|
|Major global investor networks including the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) have outlined a plan to bring mandatory financial disclosure of climate change risks to Australia over the next four years.|
|When Fiona Reynolds arrived in London nearly nine years ago to start in her new role as CEO of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), she still had to explain in presentations that ESG wasn't merely a "tree-hugging side issue," ...|
|Only 19% of ASX200 boards have primary accountability for preventing and responding to sexual harassment and it remains unclear who in the company holds accountability, new research shows.|
|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.|
|Australia could lose as much as 12.5% in GDP by 2050 unless there is more ambitious action on climate change, according to Oxfam Australia.|
|Companies in the financial sector are building momentum towards implementing the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI), including aspects of integrating sustainability into day to day practice.|
|Australian companies will face heightened scrutiny from stakeholders and are still managing the impacts of the Hayne Royal Commission on best practice in corporate governance, according to new research.|
|Ten ASX-listed companies have committed to achieving gender balance in their senior leadership as part of the 40:40 Vision initiative.|
|Understanding how government climate policies will impact cash flows and company valuations is essential to establishing the winners and losers of any new environmental commitments, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management.|
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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