|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Global fund manager Man Group is considering the impacts of divestment from tobacco as part of its broader approach to responsible investing.|
|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 ...|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.
A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.
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