Bribery and corruption cited as sustainability engagement theme for 2017
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 JAN 2017  |  NEWS
Bribery, corruption, and pushing for increased corporate transparency are themes cited by sustainability and engagement specialists as key themes for 2017.
Escala Partners choose Ownership Matters to provide proxy advisory research
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 JAN 2017  |  NEWS
Private wealth manager Escala Partners will offer clients access to research and insights from proxy advisory firm Ownership Matters to provide specialised research on governance issues.
Women comprise 25% of ASX200 board positions: AICD
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 DEC 2016  |  NEWS
Women now comprise 25% of board positions in ASX200 listed companies, up from 8.3% in 2009, according to research from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Engagement a tool for investment stewardship: RIAA conference
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 DEC 2016  |  NEWS
Active owners can use engagement with invested companies as a tool to overcome market inefficiencies, particularly as relates to environmental, social and governance (ESG) related issues, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Responsible Investment ...
ACSI issues vote warning to remaining all-male ASX boards
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 OCT 2016  |  NEWS
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has informed ASX-listed companies without female directors that they will face votes against sitting directors in 2017.
BetaShares launches global cybersecurity exchange traded fund
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 SEP 2016  |  NEWS
Australian ETF manager BetaShares has launched the BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF, tracking the performance of global companies in the cybersecurity segment.
ACSI report finds ASX100 CEO base pay decreases
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 SEP 2016  |  NEWS
Average fixed pay for chief executives of ASX100 and ASX200 companies has fallen to their lowest levels in almost a decade, but "strikingly persistent" bonuses are still being awarded to CEOs, according to research from the Australian Council of Superannuation ...
Companies, CEOs, chairs seen as unethical: Governance Institute
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUL 2016  |  NEWS
Australians perceive large corporations, the banking, finance and insurance sector, and politicians at every level of government as unethical, according to a new Ethics Index released by the Governance Institute of Australia.
Stakeholders assess ESG policy priorities for Parliament
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 JUL 2016  |  NEWS
While Australia waits to see who will form government for the 45th session of Parliament, stakeholders with environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus are turning their attention to their policy objectives for the next term, as well as developing ...
Cbus signs Global Statement on Investor Obligations and Duties
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 JUL 2016  |  NEWS
Cbus Super has signed the Global Statement on Investor Obligations and Duties, which explicitly links consideration of environmental, social and governance issues to fiduciary responsibility.
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