Post-COVID economic recovery "once in a generation opportunity"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
The post-COVID-19 economic recovery is a "once in a generation opportunity" for Australia to reset and refocus the economy, according to a new report commissioned by Aware Super.

Responsible investors called to action on First Nations Peoples

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 APR 2021  |  NEWS
Educating and inspiring investors in how they engage with First Nations Peoples is part of the expanding remit of responsible investing, according to Kado Muir, chair of the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance and the National Native Title Council.

Westpac inks $350 million sustainability linked loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Westpac has structured a $350 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL) that ties the interest rate to how a company performs on social issues that are material to the company's performance.

Social issues come to fore in 2020: Ausbil

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Modern slavery, climate change and decarbonisation, engagement with indigenous people, waste and good corporate culture were key topics of engagement for Ausbil Investment Management.

Guide to assist financial sector in Modern Slavery risk management

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
The financial services industry faces broad exposures to modern slavery and broader human rights risks due to its links to all industries around the world, requiring institutions to take a rigorous and systematic approach to assessing risks, according ...

Aware expands affordable housing portfolio

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Aware Super continues to build its affordable housing portfolio with the addition of a new development in Greater Western Sydney.

Social premium on the rise: Federated Hermes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Listed companies with good or improving performance on social factors can outperform companies with poor performance by up to 17 basis points, according to research from Federated Hermes.

SSGA to use proxy vote over ethnic, racial diversity

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
Racial and ethnic inequity is a systemic risk that "threatens lives, companies, communities, and our economy," according to one of the largest global fund managers.

Stakeholders mull impact of Rio Tinto report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
Traditional owners, investors and civil society are considering the recommendations in a governmental interim report on Rio Tinto's destruction of the Juukan Gorge sacred sites.

Vellum Funds Management builds property with NDIS units

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
Vellum Funds Management has broken ground on a $78 million property development in Sydney that will feature a mix of commercial space and residential apartments including 10 NDIS units and a carers unit.
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