Research reports

Our research is the foundation of ACSI’s work. We produce high-quality, evidence-based research on material ESG issues important to long-term investors.

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Climate Change – Transition Risk in the ASX200

This report, commissioned by ACSI from Vivid Economics, a London-based economics consultancy with deep experience in the economics of climate change, provides investors with a detailed analysis of the transition risks and opportunities facing the ASX200 companies.
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The Future of Health and Safety Reporting: a framework for companies

This report presents the findings of our research into ASX200 health and safety disclosures and introduces a guide to promote better health and safety reporting. The guide was developed following interviews with ASX200 health and safety executives and independent health and safety experts, consultation with investors, and analysis of current health and safety reporting across the ASX200.
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Modern Slavery Reporting – Guide for Investors

This guide has been prepared by ACSI and RIAA to provde a framework for investor reporting. It provides broad context on matters investors may with to consider in preparing their modern slavery statements and should be used in conjunction with the guidance provided by the Australian Border Force (Government Guidance)

CEO Pay in ASX200 Companies: 2018

This report is ACSI’s 18th annual survey of CEO pay in Australia’s largest listed companies and highlights that it is very rare for ASX100 CEOs to miss out on annual bonuses (or short-term incentives) with over half of ASX100 CEOs receiving at least 70 per cent of their maximum entitlement.
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ESG Reporting by the ASX200

This report assesses the standard of ESG reporting by ASX200 companies for the 2018 reporting period. It is the 12th annual review of ESG reporting by ACSI.
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Modern Slavery Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

This report aims to increase the Australian business community’s understanding of modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains, and to help prepare businesses to meet new regulatory requirements for transparent public disclosure.
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