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Resources, energy and modern slavery: practical responses for managing risk to people

This publication is a guide to help the resources and energy sectors respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply...
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Casualties of fashion: how garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia are wearing the cost of COVID-19

The research in this report reveals that garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia – two prominent garment producing countries for the Australian market – are not earning enough to cover basic living costs for their families during COVID-19.
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Climate governance study: risk and opportunity insights from Australian directors

This study reveals that Australian boards see climate change as a key strategic and risk issue, but face capacity and resource constraints in responding to the challenge.
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A changing climate: what investors expect from company directors on climate risk

The objective of this report is to clearly articulate Australian investors’ expectations by detailing the experience, action and responsibilities required to constitute a climate competent board.
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National benchmarking report on fundraising leadership

Academic research and market insights tell us that Boards and CEOs play a critical role in fundraising outcomes and impact. Fundamentally, increasing leadership involvement in fundraising often involves difficult conversations about responsibility, accountability, money, personal networks and skills gaps across traditional power structures and hierarchies...
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Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence: report

This Royal Commission was established following the findings of the Bergin Inquiry. The Commission has found that Crown is unsuitable to hold a casino licence on the basis that it has engaged in conduct that is “illegal, dishonest, unethical and exploitative”.
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Fact Check: Was former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate correct when she said taxpayers' money wasn't used to purchase Cartier watches?

With the budget mired in debt and deficit, fresh questions are being asked about whether governments and the companies they own are spending the public's money diligently.
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Fact Check: Paul Fletcher says NBN Co was free to award $77.5m in bonuses under the rules covering government-owned businesses. Is he correct?

With the economy and the Federal Budget under pressure, the business enterprises that the government owns on behalf of the public are facing ongoing scrutiny — particularly over bonuses handed to senior staff.
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A way forward

The destruction of the Juukan Gorge heritage sites by Rio Tinto in May 2020 was an event that shocked the nation. This report highlights the need for legislative change at Commonwealth, State and Territory levels to ensure the protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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Corporate action for 1.5 degrees: best practice for Australian company net zero commitments

Net zero commitments from companies demonstrate that climate action is on their agenda and that action is underway at that organisation. But, perhaps more importantly, they also normalise the corporate sector contributing to Australia reaching net zero emissions. This report was informed by an updated...
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At the crossroads: 10 years of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Australia

This report finds that much work remains to be done to address significant gaps in corporate accountability for adverse human rights impacts, to ensure victims have access to remedy, and to operationalise the business ‘responsibility to respect’ human rights in Australia.
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Clean energy agreement making on First Nations land: what do strong agreements contain?

This publication outlines best practice guidelines for how clean energy companies could approach agreement making with the First Nations landholders of their potential development site.
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Climate risk governance guide

This guide is an introductory resource for directors on climate change risk governance. It provides a plain-language introduction to fundamental climate change concepts, and considers this issue in the context of the non-executive directors’ role and duties.
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SDG measurement and disclosure 2.0: a study of ASX150 companies

This report highlights the evolving quality of SDG reporting between 2018 and 2019 and identifies the Top 20 performing companies for SDG integration and disclosure for the 2019 reporting period.
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SDG measurement and disclosure by ASX150

This research report, which is a collaboration between RMIT and the Global Compact Network Australia, provides an analysis on how the SDGs are measured and disclosed in their annual and/or sustainability reports by the top 150 Australian public-listed companies (ASX150).
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SDG measurement and disclosure 3.0: a study of ASX150 companies

This report will be of interest to investors, regulators, and other stakeholders to better understand how top public-listed Australian companies are relating to and managing the different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report provides an analysis of the SDG disclosure practices in 2020 by the...
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Levelling up through circular economy jobs

In this report, the authors argue that greater UK government ambition for an effective and expanded circular economy by 2035 would create hundreds of thousands of new jobs across the country.
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International developments in sustainability reporting

This paper identifies and describes international trends in sustainability reporting to promote discussion around the potential role of government in laying the foundations for an effective sustainability reporting regime, which would facilitate sustainable transitions in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Equality across the board: investing in workplaces that work for everyone

This report presents research into the collection and reporting of workplace data relevant to sexual harassment by ASX200 companies. The report provides insights into how companies currently collect and use data relating to sexual harassment, and based on those insights, makes recommendations about the role...
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Why the Scarborough LNG development cannot proceed

Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough to Pluto LNG project is the most polluting fossil fuel project currently proposed in Australia. This report details the impacts of the project and examines Woodside’s management of climate change risks.