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.

Women continue to make strides in ASX200 board positions: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
Ten more ASX200 companies have reached the target of having 30% of their board positions filled by women, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Zenith creates ESG framework for fund classification

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Zenith Investment Partners is aiming to demystify ESG and responsible investing strategies for clients by introducing a tiered framework that describes funds' activities based on their research.

Government reforms aim for increased super transparency

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
The government's latest proposed reforms to superannuation have raised concerns that they might impinge on funds' ability to use ESG investing strategies.

Majority of super funds not disclosing portfolio holdings: Rainmaker

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
The majority of major superannuation funds are not disclosing their portfolio holdings, according to research from Rainmaker Information.

Governance key concern for AGM season: Dimensional Fund Advisors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Governance issues will dominate considerations during this year's AGM season for fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors.

The intersection of conduct culture and company value

SUSHEELA PERES DA COSTA  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
Note: this article was first written in 2018 Overview The ethical conduct, trustworthiness and 'social licence to operate' of a company matter to the community and consumers, especially in a post-GFC world. But what about shareholders? They want ...

Governance Institute backs recommendations for virtual AGMs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
The Governance Institute of Australia is backing recommendations from a Senate Inquiry to amend the Corporations Act to allow virtual and hybrid annual general meetings.

Investors welcome Rio resignations

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 11 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
Chief executive of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, will step down following pressure from investors and indigenous leaders over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge in May.