Majority of super funds not disclosing portfolio holdings: Rainmaker

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
The majority of major superannuation funds are not disclosing their portfolio holdings, according to research from Rainmaker Information.

Governance key concern for AGM season: Dimensional Fund Advisors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Governance issues will dominate considerations during this year's AGM season for fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors.

The intersection of conduct culture and company value

SUSHEELA PERES DA COSTA  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
Note: this article was first written in 2018 Overview The ethical conduct, trustworthiness and 'social licence to operate' of a company matter to the community and consumers, especially in a post-GFC world. But what about shareholders? They want ...

Governance Institute backs recommendations for virtual AGMs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
The Governance Institute of Australia is backing recommendations from a Senate Inquiry to amend the Corporations Act to allow virtual and hybrid annual general meetings.

Investors welcome Rio resignations

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 11 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
Chief executive of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, will step down following pressure from investors and indigenous leaders over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge in May.

Company secretaries weigh challenges, opportunities of virtual AGM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
Planning and running a virtual AGM is a dramatically different experience from running a live event, according to recent panel hosted by Computershare.

The TCFD framework - What is it and how can it be applied to investment analysis?

AGNIESZKA COCHRANE  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
Understanding how climate change may affect the intrinsic value of a company is quickly evolving. Until recently, analysis focused on the impact of a company's operations on the environment. This has shifted to an assessment of a company's exposure ...

Rethinking ethics and code of conduct training

ATTRACTA LAGAN  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
It seems everyone has experienced a code of conduct or business ethics training session that is unmemorable, generic and fails to resonate. The unintended consequence of such training is that it leaves employees jaded with management's intent, annoyed ...

Women continue to see gains on ASX200 boards: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Women hold 31.3% of ASX200 board positions, with only one ASX200 company not having a single woman on its board, according to the latest data from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Australian business environment amongst world's most resilient: FM Global

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Australia's business environment is "amongst the world's most resilient", particularly around supply chain resilience, but is exposed to a number of risks, including cyber risk, oil intensity and corporate governance, according to commercial insurer ...