Climate Change, Superannuation and Millennials

  This month the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its much-anticipated report on global warming targets. The report predicts that current rates of emissions will cause an increase in temperature of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040, and 2 degrees Celsius by 2060. Authored by more than...

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The Technology Hardware sector displays limited CSR performance for 3rd year in a row

  A new sector report from our global partner Vigeo Eiris’ offers their exclusive opinion on vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and best practice in terms of CSR relating to the technology hardware sector. The report highlights sector ESG challenges and emerging issues, as well as performance...

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10 years after the Lehman collapse, how do Financial Services companies perform on ESG?

  With work-related stress at critical levels, nearly a third of companies facing controversies and a weak climate change & energy transition performance, this comprehensive new report presents Vigeo Eiris’ analysis of 228 companies in the Financial Services General sector. The report highlights sector ESG challenges and emerging issues, as...

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Gender Pay Equity and Australian Listed Companies

CAER was commissioned by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility to collate the research for a new report, Gender Pay Equity and Australian Listed Companies – ASX100 companies’ commitments and disclosures related to gender pay equity, which is based on Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency disclosures.   What is Gender Pay...

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Gender diversity in corporate senior management: glass ceiling yet to be cracked

  Today is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. March 8 also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Our global partner Vigeo Eiris has published a paper reviewing the level of female representation in corporate senior management functions for...

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Responsible Investment in 2018

This article forms part of CAER’s  ‘Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 – A Work Plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors’ Report   As the responsible investment community grows and awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors increases, high-quality ESG research is paramount. While no one wants to cherry pick a limited...

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How do corporations report on the management and impact of restructuring?

  With around 40% of all jobs in Australia predicted to disappear due to automation, the way companies handle re-structuring is of increasing importance. Our global partner Vigeo Eiris has recently published a paper on how companies report on the management and impact of restructuring. The paper aims to assess the engagement and performance of...

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Human Rights and Australian listed Companies

CAER was commissioned by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility to conduct the research for a new report, Human rights and Australian listed companies.   About the Report Understanding how companies identify and address human rights risks in their value chains may provide investors with insights into broader cultural, governance and strategic...

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