Australian impact investing market nearly triples in past two years: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
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).

Can proposed EU recovery plan prove a sustainable model for Australia?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
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.

Accelerating digitalisation an investment opportunity: Janus Henderson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
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 joins Tobacco Free Finance Pledge Stamp

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
First State Super has joined the Tobacco Free Finance Pledge Stamp.

Government appoints Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
Representatives from companies and investment management firms have been appointed to the government's Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group.

Poor disclosure around labour hire workforce in listed companies: ACCR

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
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 joins Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
BIG W has joined the Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages (ACT).

GCNA awarded federal grant to provide training on modern slavery

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 APR 2020  |  NEWS
The federal government has granted the UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) nearly $100,000 to help companies tackle modern slavery risks under the National Community Crime Prevention Program.

Coronavirus pandemic produces supply chain crisis: Baker McKenzie

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 APR 2020  |  NEWS
The coronavirus pandemic has produced "an unprecedented global supply chain crisis" that is based on a lack of flexibility in global supply chains and a lack of diversification in sourcing strategies, according to a new report from Baker McKenzie and ...

Principles for sustainable economic stimulus in coronavirus response: WRI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
As governments around the world enact massive stimulus bills to ensure that economies do not implode during the coronavirus pandemic, funds should be allocated towards projects that build sustainable economic growth, according to the World Resources ...