Finance responds to new ISSB standards

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
The first ISSB standards dropped this week, with a range of reactions from investors and stakeholders in financial capital markets.

First two ISSB standards released - what investors need to know

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Investors' wishes have been granted with the release of the International Sustainability Standards Board's (ISSB) first two finalised standards - providing guidance for companies to disclose high quality ESG information to investors.

Amid economic uncertainty, "overlooked" co-ops and mutuals thrive

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Australia's top 100 co-operative and mutual enterprises saw revenue increases of 10.8% to $37.7 billion in the 2022 financial year, despite global and domestic economic uncertainty - with the greatest number being in the financial services sector, a ...

Podcast: Getting the balance right - Laura Ryan

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
In this episode senior journalist Rose Mary Petrass speaks with Laura Ryan, head of research at Ardea investment management, on her research surrounding promotion in the Australian finance industry.

NSW Modern Slavery Plan to build prevention capability

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
The office of the NSW independent anti-slavery commissioner has outlined a three-year strategic plan to identify and eradicate the more than 16,400 estimated instances of modern slavery in the state.

ASX C-Suite notch up double-digit salary increases: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Average pay packets for top brass at ASX-listed companies rose an inflation-busting 15% for CEOs and 19% for managing directors, according to the Governance Institute of Australia.

Family offices see ESG as part of fiduciary duty: Ocorian

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Family offices increasingly see focusing on ESG as "part of fiduciary duty", according to global high net worth and family office service provider Ocorian.

Treasury mandates APRA must consider climate risk in duties

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Treasury has released an updated statement of expectations for the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) which includes the adoption of climate reporting standards by super funds, banks and insurers.

Super funds consider future of PwC contracts

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Two industry super funds have frozen future contracts with PwC, while others with contracts for audit or other services with the embattled management consultancy are keeping a watchful eye on developments.

ASIC chair calls out greenhushing as form of greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 5 JUN 2023  |  NEWS
Greenhushing - in which companies stop all voluntary disclosure of ESG information - is just another form of greenwashing, according to ASIC chair Joe Longo.