Mirvac launches first Reconciliation Action Plan
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUL 2017  |  NEWS
Mirvac has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), fulfilling a commitment made in their 2015 This Changes Everything sustainability strategy.
Social Ventures Australia launches $7 million Resolve Social Benefit Bond
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has gathered $7 million in capital to fund a social benefit bond to fund a program addressing mental health services.
VicSuper joins Financial Inclusion Action Plan program
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
VicSuper has joined 30 other Australian businesses in the Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) Trailblazer program.
Pollinate Energy to open operations in fifth city - Kanpur
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that provides affordable solar lighting to people in India's urban slums, will open operations in its fifth city, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
VicSuper launches updated Socially Conscious investment option
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
VicSuper has launched a Socially Conscious investment option, which invests in companies based on a custom index tailored to take into account action on climate change and on social issues like human rights and labour rights.
VicSuper affirms status as a tobacco-free superannuation fund
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 2 JUN 2017  |  NEWS
Superannuation fund VicSuper has signed a global investor statement on tobacco and reaffirmed its status as a tobacco free superfund.
Removing complicity in modern slavery?
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 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
RIAA launches Impact Investment Forum to build scale in sector
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has launched the Impact Investment Forum, taking over some of the assets from the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and Impact Investing Australia.
Government to establish $1 bn National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The government will establish the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), an affordable housing bond aggregator designed to attract private and institutional investment and provider cheaper, longer-term finance to the development ...
Fashion retailers increase reporting of human rights in supply chain: Baptist World Aid
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAY 2017  |  NEWS
The fashion industry is increasing its reporting and disclosure of human rights and labour rights issues in their supply chain, with Cotton On Inc, Pacific Brands and APG & Co receiving an A- in Baptist World Aid's 2017 Ethical Fashion Report.