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Corporate social responsibility

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Corporate accountability
Corporate reputation
Corporate responsibility
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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.
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Private equity’s ESG journey: from compliance to value creation

This survey explores the views of general partners and limited partners in responsible investment among global private equity firms.
Journal article

Corporate behavior: an exploratory study of the Brazilian tax management from a corporate social responsibility perspective

The purpose of this article is to analyse financial and social responsibility information disclosed by the five main Brazilian construction companies that are being investigated in Brazil’s Operation Car Wash because of inappropriate behaviour.
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Coal-faced: exposing AGL as Australia’s biggest climate polluter

This report outlines the pivotal role that AGL plays in fuelling climate change in Australia, as the owner of the country’s most polluting coal burning power stations, and the environmental and economic benefits of AGL shifting to renewable energy.
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The 2020 financial services human rights benchmark report

This report assesses the performance of 22 financial companies against six human rights categories: privacy and information; anti-discrimination; economic security; health and safety; voice and participation; and right to remedy.
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Report of the Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW)

The findings from this inquiry have cast real doubt upon Crown Resorts' suitability to hold a gaming licence in New South Wales. It remains to be seen how the Victorian and Western Australian governments will react, given that Crown currently operates casinos in both states.
Discussion paper

Powering change: principles for businesses and governments in the battery value chain

This paper lays out the principles that businesses should adopt to avoid causing, contributing to, or being directed linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm along the battery value chain, from extraction to end-of-life.
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Do better — Independent review into Collingwood Football Club’s responses to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace

This review focuses on the responses of the Collingwood Football Club to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace, and the adequacy of the processes for addressing it.
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Corporate energy transition: legal tools for shifting companies towards clean energy practices

This research recognises that changes in the energy systems to reduce climate risks cannot be achieved by government policy alone. The private sector and corporations, especially large corporate emitters, have an important role to play.