Revenue recycling carbon tax would increase Australia's GDP

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
A carbon tax where cash proceeds are redirected back into the Australian economy would help Australia achieve its emissions reductions goals, and also provide economic benefits.

ISSB proposes IFRS digital taxonomy for sustainability disclosure

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 28 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
The IFRS Foundation has published a proposed digital taxonomy to improve global accessibility and comparability of sustainability information.

Voting on climate crucial during AGM season: Amundi

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 25 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
ESG is emerging as a clear theme for shareholder proposals for AGMs in 2023, according to Europe's largest asset manager.

APRA strengthens super fund ESG responsibilities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has clarified that they expect super funds to demonstrate an understanding of ESG risks and opportunities in investment activities and demonstrate how stewardship activities generate value in investments.

ACCC publishes greenwashing guidance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has outlined eight principles designed to combat greenwashing by businesses and protect consumers.

CEO pay falls in 2022, but 2023 the next test

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
Average take-home pay for ASX100 CEOs in 2022 fell to their lowest level in nine years, but the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) warns that the next test for boards will be remuneration based on 2023 performance.

Singapore to scale climate data with CDSC NZDPU partnership

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 3 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
The Climate Data Steering Committee (CDSC), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX Group) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on access to climate-related data.

Chinese listed companies that invest in ESG show higher quality financial reporting: Study

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 3 JUL 2023  |  NEWS
An analysis of Chinese listed companies has found that those that invest in ESG-related projects show high quality financial reporting and accountability, according to a new study from Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers.

Treasury seeks feedback on mandatory climate-related financial disclosures

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
A second consultation paper released this week by Treasury asks for feedback on a standardised, internationally aligned, mandatory climate-related financial disclosure framework that will be implemented starting from 2024.

Podcast: Getting ESG credentials - Tianna Rose

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
In this episode of The Greener Way, we're speaking with Tianna Rose, an associate adviser at Verse Wealth. The CFA Institute's Certificate in ESG Investing is designed to give investment professionals the benchmark knowledge and skills they need to integrate ...