Government to introduce Australian Modern Slavery Act
Aug18

Government to introduce Australian Modern Slavery Act

The federal government will introduce a Modern Slavery Act that will require large businesses to report on actions to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chain. This week, Minister for Justice Michael Keenan announced that the government has released a new discussion paper, Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement, and will solicit public comment until 20 October. This new paper is in addition to another...

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The Sustainability Report Podcast: Yolanda Beattie
Aug18

The Sustainability Report Podcast: Yolanda Beattie

On this episode of The Sustainability Report Podcast, we’re talking about diversity in the investment management industry. Research conducted by Mercer has revealed that in the investment management industry, bias in recruitment and promotion decisions as well as workplace culture block opportunities for “under-represented talent to thrive.” The study found that 76% of investment managers are male, 48% are private school educated...

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Sustainable Melbourne Fund, ARENA, extend partnership in Victoria
Aug18

Sustainable Melbourne Fund, ARENA, extend partnership in Victoria

The Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have extended their partnership to double the number of local governments in Victoria offering Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF). Through the agreement, ARENA will provide $390,000 for an additional 15 local governments to offer EUFs in their municipalities, using SMF’s services and the environmental upgrade agreement structure. EUAs are...

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Less than half of ASX100 companies have exec-level technologist: Calastone
Aug18

Less than half of ASX100 companies have exec-level technologist: Calastone

Less than half of ASX100 companies have a technologist in an executive leadership role, according to a survey performed by Calastone. Calastone, a global funds transaction network and fintech provider, has conducted and found that 40.4% of ASX100 companies have a technologist in an executive leadership position, compared to 45% of NZX20-listed firms, respectively up from 7.4% (AU) and 10% (NZ) since 2011. Calastone believes that not...

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Sustainalytics CEO discusses impact of Morningstar ownership stake
Aug18

Sustainalytics CEO discusses impact of Morningstar ownership stake

Morningstar, Inc. a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired a 40% stake in Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and ratings. Morningstar and Sustainalytics have had a strategic partnership since August 2015, a collaboration that that resulted in the March 2016 launch of the Morningstar Sustainability Rating™ for global mutual and exchange-traded...

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