|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).|
|First Sentier Investors (FSI) has issued its Modern Slavery Statement, which it calls a "high level" approach to identifying sources of risk and remedies.|
|There is a need for greater transparency and education for advisers on the difference between ESG, sustainable and impact investing, according to Zurich Financial Services Australia.|
|There is increasing concern that the impacts of COVID-19 will exacerbate conditions causing modern slavery in supply chains, opening up investor and business risk as well as questions about compliance with Modern Slavery Act reporting. Earlier this week ...|
|The link between positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and economic growth is not new. However, the heightened focus by market participants on value creation through sustainability is new and being driven in part by global trends ...|
|Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, the Global Compact Network Australia and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia, New Zealand and Pacific have issued a five point plan for a post-COVID-19 recovery.|
|Walk Free, an initiative of the Minderoo Foundation, have launched a toolkit to help business and investors take action to improve human rights standards in their supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.|
|Only one in five victims of modern slavery are identified in Australia, meaning that identifying instances and exposures of modern slavery will be a key project for Australian organisations that fall under the Modern Slavery Act's reporting obligations ...|
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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