Improved disclosure in fashion supply chain: Baptist World Aid Australia
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 20 APR 2018  |  NEWS
Fashion retailers around the world continue to improve their disclosure and management of human rights risks in their supply chain, but "transparency remains a challenge in the industry," according to Baptist World Aid Australia.
Diversity Council Australia discusses myths around workplace flexibility
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 APR 2018  |  NEWS
Flexible work and careers are about more than just giving time to mothers with young children, and Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is challenging the myths and misconceptions about workplace flexibility in a new piece of research.
Man Group analyses tobacco considerations in investment strategy
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 6 APR 2018  |  NEWS
Global fund manager Man Group is considering the impacts of divestment from tobacco as part of its broader approach to responsible investing.
Ruling against Heinz shows risks in public shift towards health foods
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
The recent Federal Court decision upholding allegations made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that Heinz's Little Kids Shredz children's food range was misleading to consumers because it suggested the high sugar products were ...
International Finance Corporation issues $300m Kangaroo social bond
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, has issued an AU$300 million Kangaroo social bond, the first of its kind.
Deloitte survey finds procurement leaders lack visibility in supply chain
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
Procurement leaders around the world "don't have enough visibility" in their supply chains, raising the spectre of compliance risks with the widely anticipated Australian version of the Modern Slavery Act, Deloitte cautions.
Less than one-fifth of board, executive positions held by women globally: Vigeo Eiris
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 9 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
Globally, less than one fifth of board and executive-level positions were held by women in 2016, according to survey of Vigeo Eiris data.
Diversity Council Australia Inclusion@Work Index shows value of, need for inclusion
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
Research from the Diversity Council Australia (DCA) shows that while the majority of surveyed people support inclusive workplaces, men are less supportive than women of initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion in workplaces.
HESTA to survey investment managers for workplace gender diversity
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
HESTA is surveying 70 of its Australian and international investment managers about their workplace gender as part of their wider focus on gender diversity through its investment value chain.
Legg Mason's Western Asset removes tobacco, cluster munitions from bond funds
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 MAR 2018  |  NEWS
Legg Mason's fixed income affiliate Western Asset Managementwill remove investments linked to tobacco and cluster munitions from the Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond Fund and the Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund.
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