Why all accountants should mark Mental Health Month in their calendar

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Coco Hou is a CPA accountant and CEO of Platinum Professional Training (PPT) and Platinum Accounting, and she believes that Mental Health Month is an opportunity to share some important mental health matters involving accountants. Mental Health Month takes place in October every year, a month dedicated to the promotion and awareness raising of mental […]

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Australian Ethical pledges Amazon protection as world strikes to demand climate action

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Australian Ethical (ASX: AEF) has pledged to protect five acres of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for new and referring members, as businesses and school children around the world strike to raise awareness of the global climate emergency. The ethical wealth manager is responding to growing concerns from members and the community about the impacts of […]

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Raise funds for young Australians by supporting 2019 Future2 Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge

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The Future2 Foundation (Future2), the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is calling for riders and hikers to join them on two different outdoor adventures exploring Victoria’s mountains and coastline this November. Open to financial planners and guests, the 2019 Future2 Wheel Classic and Hiking Challenge raises funds for Future2’s Make […]

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TAL supports financial advisers with mental wellbeing course

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, is launching a new course to help financial advisers to reflect on and improve their mental wellbeing. Run through TAL’s industry leading Risk Academy, the course was developed by TAL’s Head of Mental Health, Glenn Baird. Glenn currently leads TAL’s mental health strategy and he has more than 14 […]

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Financial equality more than a generation away

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Australian women are well over a generation away from achieving financial equality with the latest Financy Women’s Index* showing that progress has slowed over the past financial year despite a record narrowing of the superannuation gender gap. The Women’s Index rose 0.5 points to 123.9 points in the June quarter, from a revised 123.4 points […]

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AMP University Challenge offers students a unique chance to boost their careers

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University and TAFE students have their final shot at entering the 2019 AMP University Challenge with the opening of the Semester 2 round of competition today. Entry is free and there is $10,000 in prize money on offer. Head of Advice Education, Capability and Careers Rod Edge said the competition was a unique opportunity for […]

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Future2 welcomes three new Board Directors

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The Future2 Foundation is pleased to announce three new appointments to its Board of Directors: Ms Julie Berry CFP®, Mr Hugh Humphrey, and Ms Olivia Maragna CFP®. Future2 is the foundation of the financial planning profession in Australia. Through its annual Future2 Make the Difference! Grants program, Future2 supports young Australians experiencing social, financial or […]

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Evaluating the Glass Ceiling: Understanding and unlocking the value in gender equity

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Calvert Research and Management, an Eaton Vance responsible investing affiliate, says the investment case for advancing gender equality in corporations is strong and clear. Women make up 50% of the global working-age population and have educational attainment that is close to comparable with men’s globally. However, figures show that women have significantly lower labour participation […]

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Asset managers support push for more women

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Diversity initiative Future IM/Pact continues to build support across Australia’s investment management sector, signing three major investment management firms to its growing partner community. Launched one year ago, Future IM/Pact aims to attract more diverse talent into the investment teams of super funds and fund managers, with an initial focus on appealing to women at university. The […]

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Perpetual and Stanford partnership brings philanthropic powerhouse to Australia

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Perpetual Limited in Australia will host one of the most well-regarded philanthropic experts as part of a renewed partnership with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). As part of the partnership, a number of events and workshops will take place across Australia with key speaker Paul Brest, faculty co-director at Stanford […]

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