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Shining a light on modern slavery

Five ASX200 sectors are at high risk of exposure to modern slavery, according to a new report commissioned by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). The report provides practical guidance for companies and investors to assess their exposure to

Increasing trust through commitment to corporate sustainability

The Global Compact is the world’s largest global corporate sustainability initiative, with over 8,000 companies and 4,000 non-business participants based in over 160 countries. A vanguard of companies in all key markets is taking action. Participants represent nearly every industry

Investors urge G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Investors urge G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Investors and insurers boasting more than $742bn in assets under management have urged the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, warning of severe risks to the global financial sector unless a clear phase-out deadline is set. A group

How millennials are driving the rise of conscious capitalism

Airbnb has always positioned itself as the friendly alternative to hotel chains. But in February 2017, the sharing economy giant proved it was more than just empty corporate marketing. In response to Donald Trump’s immigration ban, the company provided free

Time to step up climate action

Time to step up climate action The alignment between sustainable finance and responsible business could become an unprecedented, transformative force for decarbonisation, but the time to move is now, writes the founding director of the UN Global Compact, Georg Kell. A cloudy skyline