Thorn agrees to ASIC undertaking for refunds, write-offs for goods leases
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 JAN 2018  |  NEWS
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.
Increasing financial inclusion could yield increasing revenue to banks: EY
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 JAN 2018  |  NEWS
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.
Victorian government launches first social impact bond
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
The Victorian government has launched the state's first social impact bond (SIB), aimed at reducing chronic homelessness.
SVA Diversified Impact Fund receives more than $10m in funding
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
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.
NZ Super to exclude companies in recreational cannabis industry
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
The NZ$37 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund has opted to exclude companies involved in the recreational cannabis industry, the fund has announced.
Moving towards an Australian Modern Slavery Act: what does it mean for business?
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 DEC 2017  |  NEWS
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
LBG Australia & New Zealand publishes Review of Community Investment
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
co-founder of Corporate Citizenship, LBG
Australian government launches impact investment fund for Asian SMEs
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
The Australian government has introduced a $40 million impact investing initiative aimed at leveraging private investment in small and medium enterprises in the Asia Pacific.
RIAA annual conference to discuss how responsible investment will shape future economy
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
With the maturing of the responsible investment market, the focus of the industry is shifting from justifying the case for ESG-management techniques on how to use the tools to allocate capital and shape the future Australian economy.
ACSI supports "if not, why not" reporting for Modern Slavery requirement
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 NOV 2017  |  NEWS
Louise Davidson, ACSI CEO
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