Super funds lag on disclosing proxy voting record: ACCR

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
Slightly more than a third of Australia's 50 largest superannuation funds disclose their complete proxy voting records, and the number of funds reporting their voting record has increased from 2018-2019, according to the Australasian Centre on Corporate ...

Questions raised over governance implications of share buyback schemes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 APR 2020  |  NEWS
Listed companies that have used debt to fund share buyback schemes could now be in a fragile position as balance sheets come under pressure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Small, mid-caps list governance, social as top ESG concerns: Perennial

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
Australian small and mid-cap listed companies listed governance, diversity, safety and equality as their top three material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, as well as areas of future improvement, according to a survey conducted by ...

ASX200 hits 30% target for women on boards: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019  |  NEWS
Women now comprise 30% of ASX200 board positions for the first time, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Analysis: too big to be sustainable?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019  |  NEWS
Two months ago, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices rated Westpac Australia's most sustainable bank, and the 9th most sustainable bank in the world for its 2019 index series.

ACSI issues updated Governance Guidelines for ASX300 companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019  |  NEWS
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has updated its Governance Guidelines, reflecting the impact of the Banking and Financial Services Royal Commission and stressing the need to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues ...

Median CEO bonus payout near record high: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 SEP 2019  |  NEWS
More than half of ASX100 CEOs received at least 70% of their maximum bonus entitlement, according to the latest analysis of CEO pay by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).

ASX200 boards still below 30% gender diversity target: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUL 2019  |  NEWS
Four ASX200 companies still have no women on their boards, and overall, gender diversity on the boards of ASX200 companies have not hit the 30% target, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

TelstraSuper joins Australian Asset Owner Stewardship Code

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUL 2019  |  NEWS
TelstraSuper has signed on to the Australian Asset Owner Stewardship Code.

Future Super divests from companies with no women on boards

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019  |  NEWS
Future Super has divested from listed companies that do not have women on their boards or who have not presented plans to improve their diversity.