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 ...

Super funds file Modern Slavery Statements

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
More than 30 super funds have lodged Modern Slavery Statements in accordance with federal law, according to research from Rainmaker Information.

Fund manager issues first Reconciliation Action Plan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Impact investor Melior Asset Management has developed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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.
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