HESTA, ISPT invests in medical office development

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
HESTA and ISPT have invested $140 million to develop a medical office building in Melbourne, their first direct property acquisition in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

Gap in financing solutions for refugees: ISS ESG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
Despite increasing investor interest and corporate support, the sustainable finance sector is lagging when it comes to financing solutions aimed at assisting refugees, according to a report from ISS ESG.

High modern slavery risk to ASX 300: ISS ESG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
Nearly one third (31%) of the ASX 300 are assessed as high risk for modern slavery, according to a new scorecard from ISS ESG.

HESTA pushes legal alignment to UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
Super fund HESTA says aligning Australian law to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) would enhance outcomes for Indigenous Australians as well as stronger long-term returns for super fund members.

Financial inclusion as risk and opportunity: Principal Financial Group

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
Financial exclusion is both a global risk and an opportunity, with Principal Financial Group announcing it is establishing an index to undercover key drivers of financial exclusion in more than 40 markets.

Ratification of Forced Labour Protocol to impact Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
The Australian government recently ratified the Forced Labour Protocol, committing the federal government to enhanced responses to one of the sources of modern labour.

HESTA confirms bid for Ramsay Health Care

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 21 APR 2022  |  NEWS
Industry super fund HESTA has announced it is part of a consortium led by KKR to acquire Ramsay Health Care.

Calls to strengthen Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 APR 2022  |  NEWS
Australia's Modern Slavery Act is under review for impact and effectiveness, and investors have a role to play in both potentially strengthening the statutory obligations as well as impacting on an issue that is getting worse globally.

ASX300 action on modern slavery "lagging"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 7 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
ASX-listed companies are "lagging" on modern slavery and performance, according to a report by ISS ESG and Monash Financial Studies Centre (MCFS).

2021 theme in review: human rights

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 DEC 2021  |  NEWS
Sitting in the liminal space between the old and the new year, it is a time to reflect on these issues and consolidate recent news into a narrative. One of these mega-issues is human rights.