|Modern slavery, climate change and decarbonisation, engagement with indigenous people, waste and good corporate culture were key topics of engagement for Ausbil Investment Management.|
|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 Super continues to build its affordable housing portfolio with the addition of a new development in Greater Western Sydney.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 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.|
|The Victorian state government has committed $5.3 billion to build social and community housing over the next four years, a move that could catalyse impact investment in social and affordable housing.|
|More than 70% of global fashion brands around the world could demonstrate at "at least some deliberate positive action" to support vulnerable workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Baptist World Aid|
|People who self-identified as coming from lower class backgrounds experience more exclusion, discrimination and harassment at work than people from higher classes, according to research from Diversity Council Australia (DCA).|
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.
A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.
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