More women on ASX200 boards, but lag in CEO and chair roles: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
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).

Social, governance risks to unequal global vaccine distribution

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
The equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations is a human challenge, but it also has implications on investors, companies and operations and supply chains.

Neuberger Berman joins global diversity initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Investment manager Neuberger Berman has joined an initiative to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the private equity industry.

Financial institutions at risk from bot attacks: Imperva

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

Social license to operate, stakeholder management key governance concerns

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
Companies' social license to operate and wider stakeholder concerns are core governance considerations during this AGM season in Australia.

Fund supports deidentified recruitment

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 14 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
Future Super, the $1 billion ethical retail fund, has shared how its deidentified recruitment has helped boost diversity - after mixed results last year.

Science-based targets key to addressing the world's biggest challenges

LOUISE WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 DEC 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
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 ...

Risk management to grow in importance: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
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.

Capital raisings, remuneration impact proxy vote: Dimensional

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 1 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
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.

Perception of ethics rises off back of COVID response: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
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.