Company secretaries weigh challenges, opportunities of virtual AGM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 SEP 2020  |  NEWS
Planning and running a virtual AGM is a dramatically different experience from running a live event, according to recent panel hosted by Computershare.

The TCFD framework - What is it and how can it be applied to investment analysis?

AGNIESZKA COCHRANE  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
Understanding how climate change may affect the intrinsic value of a company is quickly evolving. Until recently, analysis focused on the impact of a company's operations on the environment. This has shifted to an assessment of a company's exposure ...

Rethinking ethics and code of conduct training

ATTRACTA LAGAN  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
It seems everyone has experienced a code of conduct or business ethics training session that is unmemorable, generic and fails to resonate. The unintended consequence of such training is that it leaves employees jaded with management's intent, annoyed ...

Women continue to see gains on ASX200 boards: AICD

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Women hold 31.3% of ASX200 board positions, with only one ASX200 company not having a single woman on its board, according to the latest data from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Australian business environment amongst world's most resilient: FM Global

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Australia's business environment is "amongst the world's most resilient", particularly around supply chain resilience, but is exposed to a number of risks, including cyber risk, oil intensity and corporate governance, according to commercial insurer ...

ACCR files resolutions with BHP, AGL for AGM votes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has filed resolutions with two companies, kicking off its campaign for the major AGM season in Australia.

GCNA urges government to focus on sustainability in COVID-19 recovery

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
A group of Australian businesses, industry groups, universities and civil society organisations are urging the federal government to "remain focused" on creating a sustainable future while creating policies related to the post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

MBS launches Centre for Sustainability and Business

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Melbourne Business School (MBS) has launched a new Centre for Sustainability and Business, with the intention of improving social and financial outcomes by helping leaders put environmental sustainability at the heart of their organisation.

Data management presents risk, opportunity: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
There is a disconnect between IT and business leaders regarding the risk and opportunity of consumer data, according to new research from the Governance Institute of Australia and CSIRO.

ASX-listed mining, gas and oil companies lack tax transparency: PWYP

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 31 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
ASX-listed mining, gas and oil companies are "falling behind key transparency measures" on disclosing payments to governments in countries in which they operate, according to new research from Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Australia.