|Women now hold more than a third of board seats on the ASX200, but still lag in chair and chief executive roles, according to analysis by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).|
|The equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations is a human challenge, but it also has implications on investors, companies and operations and supply chains.|
|Investment manager Neuberger Berman has joined an initiative to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the private equity industry.|
|Illegal bot attacks are a key cybersecurity risk for the financial services industry, with nearly half of all traffic at financial services login pages being generated by bots, according to Imperva.|
|Companies' social license to operate and wider stakeholder concerns are core governance considerations during this AGM season in Australia.|
|Future Super, the $1 billion ethical retail fund, has shared how its deidentified recruitment has helped boost diversity - after mixed results last year.|
|The global pandemic has offered few, if any, positive outcomes. It has precipitated a global recession the likes of which hasn't been seen since World War II, increased joblessness in the US alone by over 800%, and driven the first quarter global ...|
|More than three quarters of risk professionals expect that the risk management will become more important over the next five years, according to research from the Governance Institute of Australia.|
|The management of institutional placements during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a strong topic of engagement during this year's AGM season, according to Dimensional Fund Advisors.|
|Australians see society as more ethical than a year ago, but the finance, banking and insurance industries are at the bottom of ethical sectors, according to the Governance Institute of Australia's Ethics Index 2020.|
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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