|Globally, less than one fifth of board and executive-level positions were held by women in 2016, according to survey of Vigeo Eiris data.|
|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 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 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.|
|The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has announced regulatory outcomes against Thorn's consumer leasing businesses Radio Rentals, RR and Rentlo Reinvented that will see millions in dollars of refunds and write-offs of fees to consumers.|
|Financial inclusion isn't just a worthy social goal for banks - it also represents potential revenue that EY estimates could be as high as US$88 billion by 2020 in the Asia Pacific region.|
|The Victorian government has launched the state's first social impact bond (SIB), aimed at reducing chronic homelessness.|
|Social Ventures Australia's recently launched SVA Diversified Impact Fund has reached first close ahead of its end-of-year deadline, and has received commitments exceeding its $10 million minimum size.|
|The NZ$37 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund has opted to exclude companies involved in the recreational cannabis industry, the fund has announced.|
|Ed note: The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this article from Katherine Christ of the University of South Australia and Roger Burritt of the Australian National University|
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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