Pollinate Energy to open operations in fifth city - Kanpur

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that provides affordable solar lighting to people in India's urban slums, will open operations in its fifth city, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

VicSuper launches updated Socially Conscious investment option

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
VicSuper has launched a Socially Conscious investment option, which invests in companies based on a custom index tailored to take into account action on climate change and on social issues like human rights and labour rights.

VicSuper affirms status as a tobacco-free superannuation fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Superannuation fund VicSuper has signed a global investor statement on tobacco and reaffirmed its status as a tobacco free superfund.

Removing complicity in modern slavery?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
Ed note:The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this article from Katherine Christ of the University of South Australia and Roger Burritt of the Australian National University

RIAA launches Impact Investment Forum to build scale in sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has launched the Impact Investment Forum, taking over some of the assets from the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and Impact Investing Australia.

Government to establish $1 bn National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The government will establish the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), an affordable housing bond aggregator designed to attract private and institutional investment and provider cheaper, longer-term finance to the development ...

Fashion retailers increase reporting of human rights in supply chain: Baptist World Aid

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The fashion industry is increasing its reporting and disclosure of human rights and labour rights issues in their supply chain, with Cotton On Inc, Pacific Brands and APG & Co receiving an A- in Baptist World Aid's 2017 Ethical Fashion Report.

Good Shepherd Microfinance opens Good Money stores in Gold Coast, Cairns

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 APR 2017  |  NEWS
Good Shepherd Microfinance has opened up two branches of its Good Money retail stores in Queensland.

NAB raises $500m for first ever gender equality social bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAR 2017  |  NEWS
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has raised $500 million for the first ever social bond focusing on gender equality, at the upper end of the book build, the bank said.

Government launches inquiry investigating need for Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 FEB 2017  |  NEWS
The federal government has launched an inquiry into whether Australia should adopt national legislation comparable to the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015.