Pollinate Energy merges with US-based Empower Generation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 4 MAY 2018  |  NEWS
Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that provides affordable solar lighting to people in India's urban slums, is merging with U.S. based Empower Generation, creating a combined social enterprise that will operate in India and Nepal.

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 [email protected] 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.