Video: Demystifying ESG from Investor and Investee Perspectives: Martina Macpherson
May19

Video: Demystifying ESG from Investor and Investee Perspectives: Martina Macpherson

Demystifying ESG from Investor and Investee Perspectives: Martina Macpherson from The Sustainability Report on Vimeo.   The growing intersection of current trends on Passive, Factor and Sustainability driven investing makes a vital contribution to the ability of investors to develop policies along Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives. While the interest in ESG factors among mainstream investors is growing, there...

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Video: Demystifying ESG from Investor and Investee Perspectives: panel discussion
May19

Video: Demystifying ESG from Investor and Investee Perspectives: panel discussion

Demystifying ESG from Investor and Investee Perspectives: panel discussion from The Sustainability Report on Vimeo.   The growing intersection of current trends on Passive, Factor and Sustainability driven investing makes a vital contribution to the ability of investors to develop policies along Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives. While the interest in ESG factors among mainstream investors is growing, there is...

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Australasian Investor Relations Association developing ESG engagement guide
May19

Australasian Investor Relations Association developing ESG engagement guide

The Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) has developed a set of recommended practices for listed entities on how to best engage with the investment community on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. The AIRA guide is aimed at assisting investor relation programmes in improving engagement with the investment community on ESG issues. “The whole ESG ecosystem has grown so much over the last five years,...

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Majority of Australian participants want mandatory sustainability reporting: ACCSR survey
May19

Majority of Australian participants want mandatory sustainability reporting: ACCSR survey

A majority of Australian respondents to the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR)’s annual survey said they support mandatory sustainability reporting for all organisations of a certain size. ACCSR’s Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand 2017 had 1,215 respondents, a 12% increase on 2016. Of the Australian respondents to the survey, 53% said they support mandatory reporting. This is a...

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Removing complicity in modern slavery?
May19

Removing complicity in modern slavery?

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 Dr Katherine Christ and Professor Roger Burritt Revealing the world of modern slavery is a critical aspect of movement towards a just and sustainable society. It is critical because exposing the stories of suffering as well as publicising moves...

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RIAA launches Impact Investment Forum to build scale in sector
May19

RIAA launches Impact Investment Forum to build scale in sector

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. The Impact Investment Forum will act as a “dedicated hub to connect and deepen” the participation of government, philanthropy and the superannuation industry in impact investing, while furthering the research projects...

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Government to establish $1 bn National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
May12

Government to establish $1 bn National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

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 of affordable housing. In the 2017 Budget, the government said that it would allocate $9.6 million for 2017-2018 to establish the NHFIC, which will begin operations from 1 July 2018....

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APRA hires lead for new team that will consider cyber-security risks
May12

APRA hires lead for new team that will consider cyber-security risks

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has recently created a combined team that will take the lead in governance, operational and insurance and will issues “such as IT and cyber security.” APRA recently announced a number of executive appointments to its leadership team. APRA has hired Jane O’Doherty to lead a newly combined team comprising APRA’s Governance, Operational and Insurance risk specialists. APRA said that...

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