Victorian social housing commitment potential opportunity for impact investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
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.

Fashion industry shows action, gaps in ethical sourcing: Baptist World Aid

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 30 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
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

Class linked to experience of inclusion at work: DCA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 30 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
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 publishes Modern Slavery Statement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
First Sentier Investors (FSI) has issued its Modern Slavery Statement, which it calls a "high level" approach to identifying sources of risk and remedies.

Call for education on difference between sustainable, impact investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
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.

Identifying potential risks of COVID-19 and modern slavery in supply chain

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
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 ...

ESG performance and cannabis

ANDREA BREWER  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
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 ...

Sustainability, fair trade organisations call for equitable COVID-19 recovery

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
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 launches human rights toolkit for business, investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
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.

Identifying exposures to modern slavery a key concern: Informed 365

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
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 ...