Companies at risk from modern slavery exposures beyond first tier

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 30 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Companies managing and reporting on modern slavery risks should focus on looking beyond tier one suppliers and making sure that grievance mechanisms are available for use.

Investors, business criticise WA cultural heritage bill

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
A coalition of investors and business groups have raised concerns that proposed legislation in Western Australia is insufficient to prevent future tragedies such as the destruction of Juukan Gorge from happening.

Centre women in product design, COP26: Janus Henderson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 NOV 2021  |  NEWS
Putting women into design roles and leadership positions can add value to companies through increased innovation and more inclusive products and services, according to Janus Henderson.

Investor toolkit to assist in engaging on Indigenous cultural heritage protection

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has developed a toolkit for investors to use when engaging with companies on Indigenous peoples' rights and cultural heritage protection.

HESTA, Lendlease back First Nations initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Businesses and investors including HESTA and Lendlease have launched an initiative that will focus on strengthening Australia's First People's heritage laws.

CEFC invests in specialist disability accommodation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $87 million in a specialist disability accommodation (SDA) platform to accelerate the development of green housing solutions for people living with a disability.

Census "a missed opportunity" on key questions: Diversity Council Australia

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
The Australian Census is a "missed opportunity" in omitting questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as options for identifying ethnic ancestry, according to the Diversity Council of Australia.

Fund manager sets gender diversity target

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
First Sentier Investors has set a target of 40% women in investment teams by 2033.

Companies failing harassment victims: ACSI

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
There are structural issues with the ways in which companies handle sexual harassment complaints which inherently discriminate against victims, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) conference has heard.

Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure

MASJA ZANDBERGEN  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUL 2021  |  WHITEPAPER
COVID-19 might have put the spotlight on health, but our investment and active ownership teams have had a focus on health, healthcare and healthy food for some years already. We take the good aspects of it, such as the excellent investment opportunities ...
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