|The UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA) is calling for a collaborative effort by government and business to address the serious risks to public health posed by climate change.|
|The rapid adoption of distance learning for students globally as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has increased the profile of EdTech and raised the opportunity to invest in a sector with potential for growth and positive impact, according to Credit ...|
|Digital human rights issues such as data privacy, cybersecurity and social impacts of AI can pose risks to companies, and protection of digital human rights take on new considerations in the post-COVID-19 era, according to Robeco.|
|The Australian market for impact investing has nearly tripled over the past two years, from $5.7 billion to $19.9 billion, according to a new study from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).|
|The European Union has announced a bold post-COVID-19 recovery plan that is centred on a green recovery, but also a fair recovery, opening up new questions and possibilities for investors and implications for Australia's recovery as well.|
|The COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate the trend of digitisation as companies have shifted to work from home, meaning that funds that are invested in technology are poised to capture market opportunity.|
|First State Super has joined the Tobacco Free Finance Pledge Stamp.|
|Representatives from companies and investment management firms have been appointed to the government's Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group.|
|More than 40 percent of ASX100 listed companies in the mining, construction, and commercial cleaning sectors have made no material disclosure about their labour hire and/or contracting workforce in annual reporting documents, according to research from ...|
|BIG W has joined the Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages (ACT).|
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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