If Australia is going to make the transition to a low-carbon economy, the government must outline a clear way forward.
Louise DavidsonApril 21, 2017
APRA has stated clearly that banks, insurers and super funds have a duty to calculate the financial risks linked to climate change.
Dan PurvesFebruary 21, 2017
World leaders have called for sustainability reporting by companies to become normal practice and for such metrics to be used by investors. The UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN headquarters in New York has created global goals for stock exchanges, investors and companies. The launch was celebrated with a special closing bell ceremony at the […]
David RowleySeptember 28, 2015
Industry funds, with their ideology and history of affecting change due to profit-for-member motives, have been instrumental in driving transformation over the past decade, pressuring passive fund managers to vote their stock in companies. Investment Magazine examines how this is changing the skill set of passive managers and if this will impact on costs. Increasing pressure […]
Dan PurvesSeptember 14, 2015
Remuneration of CEOs in the ASX200, based on the estimates from the end of year financial reports, is underreported by millions of dollars. Australia’s 10 highest-paid chief executives collectively reaped $70 million more than reported in their companies’ FY14 annual reports, according to new research from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). ACSI’s annual […]
Staff WriterSeptember 3, 2015
There has been an increase in votes against remunerations reports for the ASX 200 in 2015 according to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). The companies with the highest votes against were Spark Infrastructure (24.7 per cent), Technology One (24.3 per cent) and Santos (23.4 per cent), all of which were close to the […]
Dan PurvesAugust 14, 2015
The sheer weight of assets held by passive managers is dramatically increasing their power to engage with companies on issues of corporate governance and ESG. Investment Magazine investigates the mixed messages coming out of the three biggest passive managers as they attempt to meet engagement expectations from institutional investors. Two trends are causing institutional investors to ask more from passive management, fuelling a change […]
Dan PurvesAugust 10, 2015