Hostplus announces four board appointments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Industry super fund Hostplus has replaced three board members and one alternative director, with one departing director facing a campaign from climate activist group Market Forces.

QSuper members call for greater climate action

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
The lawyers that represented Mark McVeigh in his landmark case against REST Super have written a letter to QSuper on behalf of two members who want that fund to strengthen its climate change risk management.

IOSCO calls for comparable, reliable ESG reporting standards

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 29 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is calling for greater consistency, comparability and reliability of sustainability reporting for investors.

Investors outline roadmap for mandatory climate disclosure

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 29 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

Profile: Fiona Reynolds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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," ...

ASX200 sexual harassment transparency needed: ACSI

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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, inequality top engagement agenda: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

Oxfam Australia calls for stronger climate action amid GDP risk

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

ASFI reports on momentum towards sustainable finance sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

ASX companies face heightened stakeholder scrutiny

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
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.