|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 ...|
|Impact Investor Social Enterprise Finance Australia (Sefa) expects to increase the number of social enterprises it can finance as a result of participating in the federal government's Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Guarantee Scheme.|
|A new research project led by Developing East Arnhem Limited (DEAL) is investigating potential commercial Indigenous forestry and support traditional owners to "facilitate a sustainable forest-based livelihood."|
|The consortium of philanthropists and investors behind the purchase of the AAP Newswire have labelled the transaction an impact investment motivated by a desire to protect media diversity in Australia.|
La Trobe Financial Group has announced it is a carbon neutral business.
A leading energy infrastructure provider has established a green finance framework that will align the company's net zero commitments with future finance needs.
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Janus Henderson has launched a global sustainable equity active ETF on the ASX.
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