Call to increase gender diversity for ASX 200 Boards as 30% Club marks two-year anniversary in Australia

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Increased gender diversity on boards leads to better performance for corporates, not only from a pure financial sense but also in terms of managing key indicators of longer term wealth creation like customer satisfaction, and building a robust employee and corporate culture. However, despite the evidence, there are 13 Boards in the ASX 200 that […]

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ANZ Inspire supports financial advisers in quest for resilience

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ANZ Wealth has highlighted the importance of overcoming adversity for financial advisors during its APEX Inspire summit in Sydney last week. As part of the summit, advisers heard from guest speakers, former AFL star Adam Goodes and three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kurt Fearnley OAM, who shared their personal stories of using triumph and challenge as […]

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Australian Ethical opens its 2017 community grants program

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Australian Ethical has opened its community grants program for 2017, encouraging organisations working to deliver tangible benefits for people, the planet, and animals to apply. Australian Ethical’s grants program is a core part of the company’s purpose to play a leadership role in making the world a better place. Each year the company donates 10%* […]

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Manulife announces global partnership with World Heart Federation

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Manulife has announced the commencement of a new global partnership with the World Heart Federation (WHF) to bolster awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to increase CVD prevention efforts. CVD is the leading cause of death around the world, with 17.5 million people dying from CVD, such as heart attack and stroke, in 2015 alone. […]

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Giving Australia 2016 helps NFPs chart a course for the future

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Perpetual, one of Australia’s largest managers of philanthropic funds, has welcomed the launch of the full Giving Australia 2016 – Philanthropy and philanthropists report, the largest research initiative of its kind in Australia. To mark the launch, Perpetual today held an event for not-for-profit and philanthropy clients and partners, where attendees had the exclusive opportunity […]

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Infocus staff giving continues in 2017

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To support the group’s staff giving program, Infocus recently surveyed all 70 staff across the group to select a Charity who will benefit from this year’s fundraising activity. In 2017, the Infocus team chose a clear winner: the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Managing Director and CEO Rod Bristow, said “Infocus’ workplace giving program, developed in response […]

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Humour helps happiness

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Humour, financial security and leisure time are what make Australians truly happy according to new research released last Friday by AMP. AMP’s Happiness Survey revealed we are a nation of happy people with our retirees leading the charge. Seventy-nine per cent of retirees said they were happy with their lives and the majority of respondents […]

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AXA IM unveils global equity strategy focused on gender diversity

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced the launch of a new impact-style investment strategy designed to capitalise on companies promoting gender diversity. The move ties into the growing global trend towards investments that look to solve social issues, while providing similar risk-return characteristics to traditional managed equity funds. The strategy – The AXA World Funds […]

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Women make financial decisions at home but knowledge gap about insurance persists

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Women are taking charge of making financial decisions at home, but many still feel they don’t know enough about life insurance and remain underinsured. The results of the latest BT Australian Financial Health Index show that women are taking the reins when it comes to their own and their family’s financial situation: 89 per cent […]

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Women in ETFs and five partner organisations to ‘ring the bell’ for gender equality at 43 stock exchanges globally

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For the 3rd year, a global collaboration across 43 stock exchanges around the world plan to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 (March 8th). The events are a partnership between Women in ETFs, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, IFC, and the World Federation […]

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