The future of health and safety reporting

Safety performance is a major focus for boards and investors, but it is currently very difficult to assess. ACSI has launched a new framework for health and safety reporting that will help companies to meaningfully report on these issues.

Research

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Our research is the foundation for all our work. We produce high quality research on material ESG issues important to our members. This facilitates engagement with companies, policy makers and the broader public discussion.

Engage

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We engage with companies to positively influence their ESG performance. Our constructive dialogue has successfully delivered improved outcomes for companies, and in turn long-term investors. We also provide proxy voting recommendations for ASX300 companies, helping our members to exercise their voting rights.

Influence

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We engage with government, regulators and financial services policy advocates to ensure markets are focused on the long term and best serve our members’ interests.

Our priorities

On behalf of our members, ACSI engages with ASX listed companies on a range of issues. We use our collective impact to influence companies and financial markets in the interest of long-term investors

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Board diversity

We target companies that have poor diversity on their boards, including the aim of lifting the proportion of women directors

Corporate governance

We encourage resolution of corporate governance issues identified by our research program.

Climate change

Climate change will have a huge impact on companies performance over the long-term, we encourage companies to disclose their climate risks and opportunities.

Workforce issues

From workplace safety to addressing modern slavery in supply chains, we are pushing for companies to improve their performance.

Corporate culture

The Banking Royal Commission highlighted the damage poor culture can have on a companies license to operate – we advocate to improve corporate culture.

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Gender diversity

Companies should have gender balance on their board. This means a minimum of 40% women , 40% men and 20%  unallocated to allow flexibility for board renewal. We are calling on boards to outline how they intend improve diversity by 2025.

Our voting policy applies scrutiny to companies who are falling behind.

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“ACSI’s comprehensive engagement program is a key pillar of State Super’s approach to effective active ownership. The engagement undertaken by ACSI on behalf of its members ensures that companies are managing material ESG issues appropriately and maximising long-term performance.”

Gary Gabriel – Chief Investment Officer, State Super

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Upcoming events

ACSI annual conference

ACSI’s Annual Conference has become a key event on Australia’s governance agenda. Held over one day, it examines current issues in ESG integration and investment and are attended by around 350 senior leaders in investment, business, government, academics and media.

DATE:

Friday 8 May 2020

VENUE:

Grand Ballroom, Hilton Sydney,
488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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