Climate-related Financial Disclosure Statement (TCFD)
Climate change is distinctly financial in nature, presenting risk and opportunities for businesses. There are physical risks and opportunities associated with rising mean global temperatures, rising sea levels and increased severity of extreme weather events, and transitional risks and opportunities as the economy adjusts to a lower carbon future. Because of this, ACSI has been engaging with companies on climate change risks and opportunities for over a decade.
We encourage companies to conduct and disclose scenario analysis that considers the transition risks of moving to a Paris-aligned economy as well as the physical risks associated with unmitigated climate change.
Adopting disclosure ourselves is our way of keeping ourselves accountable to what we expect from the companies we engage with. Although we do not have material climate risk exposure directly within in our own business operations, like all organisations, we are exposed to systemic risk. We also engage in public policy advocacy, with the aim of supporting public policy settings that appropriately manage the risks and promotes the opportunities. Given the benefit of assessing and addressing climate change risk, we are reporting here on ACSI’s progress.
This report aims to demonstrate how it can be useful for businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries to undergo regular examination of their own exposure to climate change, and to question how it will impact the business going forward.
Modern Slavery Statement
ACSI encourages businesses of all sizes and industries to assess their exposure to modern slavery. We firmly believe that companies’ responsibility to limit their exposure to modern slavery practices is a financial one, not just an ethical one.
These statements are the result of a thorough examination of our key suppliers and their supply chains, evaluation of the areas of risk that we have identified, and the steps we are taking in order to mitigate that risk. While ACSI is not legally obliged to report under the Modern Slavery Act (2018), we are mirroring what we would like to see from other organisations and businesses.
These statements demonstrate how useful it can be for businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors to undergo regular examinations of their own business operations, and to question the supplies and services used.
ACSI Financial Report 2022/23
This report details ACSI’s Annual Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2023.
Constitution of ACSI Limited
The Constitution sets out the manner in which the members of ACSI have agreed to conduct the internal administration of ACSI.
ACSI FRAC Governance Charter
This charter outlines the key policies and processes for the governance of ACSI by its Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC).
ACSI Code of Conduct
The ACSI Code of Conduct explains how to apply the ACSI values and achieve our business objectives.
This policy details how ACSI protects the privacy of information we contain.
ACSI recognises that philanthropic and charitable organisations may own Australian equities as a part of their investment programs. Our Philanthropic Policy considers requests to provide our Voting Alert Services (VAS) free of charge on a case-by-case basis to these organisations.
ACSI Panel Pledge
This policy ensures that events we participate in, organise or are associated with are gender balanced, including conferences, panels and seminars, among others.
ACSI Supplier Code of Conduct
The ACSI Supplier Code of Conduct outlines to requirements, standards and expectations we hold our partners accountable to.
ACSI Whistleblower Policy
At ACSI we recognise the importance of whistleblower protection and are committed to the respectful and fair treatment of whistleblowers. This includes commitment to address whistleblower concerns and the reporting of whistleblower concerns to management and Governance bodies, enabling ACSI to comply with our obligations.