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.

Right Seat, Right Table, a guide for aspiring board members

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2019  |  NEWS
Paul Smith, the co-founder of the social enterprise Future Directors Institute, has written a book offering guidance for outsiders who are seeking seats on boards. The book, Right Seat, Right Table, "offers a practical yet inspiring 'how-to' guide for ...

ACSI updates gender diversity policy to apply to ASX200 companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAR 2019  |  NEWS
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has updated its gender diversity policy to extend to ASX201-300 companies, meaning that ASX200 boards with one or zero women directors could face a vote against directors seeking re-election.

ACCR, CAER study gender pay gap at ASX100 companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 JUL 2018  |  NEWS
More than a quarter of ASX100 companies do not have a remuneration policy that covers gender pay equity, although the vast majority have conducted analysis to determination if they are any remuneration gaps between men and women, according to a new report ...

Persistent and increasing bonus pay pushes up ASX100 remuneration: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 JUL 2018  |  NEWS
Chief executive remuneration continues to rise, pushed by "persistent and increasing bonus payments", according to the latest analysis of CEO pay by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).

Women make up 30% of ASX100 board positions: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 JUN 2018  |  NEWS
Women now account for 30% of board positions across the ASX100, and 27.7% of the ASX200, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

ASX adds social license to operate, TCFD to corporate governance guide

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 14 MAY 2018  |  NEWS
The ASX Corporate Governance Council has proposed a further evolution to its recommendations for how listed companies disclose environmental and social sustainability risks, including social license to operate and greater guidance on carbon risk.

Regnan research finds correlation between company performance, conduct culture

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 APR 2018  |  NEWS
There is a positive correlation between share performance of a company and executive management of ethics and conduct culture, according to new research from Regan.

Majority of ASX200 boards gravitate to known candidates for board positions: 30% Club

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 APR 2018  |  NEWS
Two-thirds of ASX 200 boards "always or sometimes" gravitate to candidates who are known to board members when they are selecting new directors, according to new data from the 30% Club.