Vision Super to hire environmental activist to join Climate Action Team
Aug04

Vision Super to hire environmental activist to join Climate Action Team

Vision Super is seeking to hire an environmental activist to join their Climate Action Team. The Climate Action Team was established to manage climate change risks in investments, and push for policy changes at national and international level, said Stephen Rowe, Vision Super CEO. “We’re a signatory to the Paris Agreement, and take the risks posed by climate change very seriously, so we’ve formed a Climate Action team that includes...

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Regnan hires Pauline Vamos as CEO
Jul14

Regnan hires Pauline Vamos as CEO

Regnan has hired Pauline Vamos as its new chief executive officer. Vamos is the former CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). Regnan is a leading provider of ESG research and engagement services. Vamos has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry , and is a qualified lawyer and a previous member of the peak advisory and consultative groups on pension and superannuation reform to...

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Local Government Super appoints Katherine O’Regan as board chair
Jul07

Local Government Super appoints Katherine O’Regan as board chair

Local Government Super (LGS) has appointed Katherine O’Regan as its first female chair to the board. O’Regan is an existing director, and “extensive experience in local government, financial services and board engagement,” LGS said. O’Regan has previously served as deputy mayor for Woollahra Municipal Council (2012-2014), as adviser and chief of staff to Australian federal and state government ministers, and as an executive in...

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ACSI names Ian Silk as new president, Antony Thow as deputy president
May26

ACSI names Ian Silk as new president, Antony Thow as deputy president

Ian Silk, chief executive office at AustralianSuper, will become the new president of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), while Antony Thow, chief operating officer at LUCRF will become deputy president. Silk and Thow will take up their new positions in August. Silk and Thow are both directors at the council, and will replace Gerard Noonan of Media Super and Trish Donohue of Cbus, whose terms expire in August....

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Fashion retailers increase reporting of human rights in supply chain: Baptist World Aid
May05

Fashion retailers increase reporting of human rights in supply chain: Baptist World Aid

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. The 2017 Ethical Fashion Report analysed 106 companies and assessed them on a grade scale of A to F. The report found that more than three quarters of companies know each of their...

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Neuberger Berman hires new head of environmental, social and governance investing
May05

Neuberger Berman hires new head of environmental, social and governance investing

Global fund manager Neuberger Berman has hired Jonathan Bailey as head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Bailey joins Neuberger Berman from think tank Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT Global). Prior to joining FCLT Global, worked as associate partner at McKinsey & Company, advising pension plans, asset managers and other finance institutions on issues including investment strategy, organisational...

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Australian Ethical Investment exceeds $2 billion in assets under management
Apr28

Australian Ethical Investment exceeds $2 billion in assets under management

Australian Ethical Investment has exceeded $2 billion in funds under management, a 100% increase since 2015. For March 2017, the ethical investment and superannuation provider saw net inflows of $32.1 million and saw new members of 1,053. “This is a significant milestone for Australian Ethical and for ethical investing in Australia,” said Phil Vernon, Australian Ethical managing director. “It clearly demonstrates the rising tide of...

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ACSI appoints two new members to board of directors
Mar24

ACSI appoints two new members to board of directors

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has added two new directors to the board – Ian Silk, CEO of Australian Super, and Candy Broad, independent director at First Super. AustralianSuper is Australia’s largest super fund with $100 billion in funds under management on behalf of more than 2 million members. Candy Broad has been an independent trustee director at First Super since mid-2015 and is also a director...

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