|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 ...|
|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.|
|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 ...|
|Women now comprise 30% of ASX200 board positions for the first time, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).|
|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.|
|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 ...|
|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).|
|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 has signed on to the Australian Asset Owner Stewardship Code.|
|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.|
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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