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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AIST appoints Eva Scheerlinck as acting chief executive officer
Mar03

AIST appoints Eva Scheerlinck as acting chief executive officer

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has appointed Eva Scheerlinck as acting CEO. Scheerlinck is currently AIST’s executive manager, governance and stewardship, a role she has held since 2010. She will commence in her new role as acting CEO on March 10, 2017, when current CEO Tom Garcia departs. “The appointment of Ms Scheerlinck brings stability and leadership to AIST while the search for a new CEO continues,”...

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Amanda Wilson stepping down as Regnan chief executive officer
Feb24

Amanda Wilson stepping down as Regnan chief executive officer

Regnan Chief Executive Officer Amanda Wilson is stepping down from her role with the ESG research and engagement firm. Wilson, who is departing today from Regnan, will transition to a portfolio career at the end of February, but will “continue to contribute to the success of the organisation she has led since 2011 via a consulting arrangement,” Regnan said. Regnan is engaging in a recruitment process to appoint a new CEO. “The Regnan...

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Australian Shareholders’ Association hires Judith Fox
Feb10

Australian Shareholders’ Association hires Judith Fox

The Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA) has hired Judith Fox as chief executive officer. Fox will join ASA on 27 February. She comes to ASA From the Governance Institute of Australia, where she was national director, policy and advocacy. Fox has worked for the Governance Institute for 14, and has represented the Governance Institute on the ASX Corporate Governance Council since 2005 as well as being a member of Standards...

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Hunter Hall ownership changes prompt review from asset consultants
Jan13

Hunter Hall ownership changes prompt review from asset consultants

The announcement that Hunter Hall founder Peter Hall is stepping down as CEO and CIO of the ethical investment fund and is selling his ownership stake has led asset consultants to re-evaluate the firm from an operational perspective as well as raise questions as to the durability of the firm’s ethical investment mandate. Hall announced on 30 December 2016 that he had sold the equivalent of 19.9% of total stock to Washington H Soul...

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