Biodiversity loss is an emerging ESG issue, with Australian investors seeking to understand how to manage and address the financial risks to businesses they invest in.

This report provides the foundation for Australian investors to understand the scale of the issue and the types of financial risks affecting companies across different sectors of the economy.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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

Corporate culture can impact a company’s social license to operate – we advocate to improve culture across corporate Australia.

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.

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“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 – Head of Portfolio Management Group, VFMC

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