Rio Tinto regional HQ in Perth, Western Australia

11 December, 2020

Australian parliamentary report slams Rio Tinto board and culture

There’s no way of getting around it. The destruction in May of the Juukan Gorge caves in Pilbara, Australia, by Rio Tinto iron ore workers was an outrage and dug one of the deepest reputational hole...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Governance week: Rio Tinto, ESG, climate risk, Aussie audit

Fallout for Rio Tinto The equivalent of going nuclear in governance is clearing out a company’s leadership. This week investors managed to detonate a bomb under Rio Tinto when the chief ex...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Board moves: Rio Tinto CEO resigns following Aboriginal caves scandal

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques is to step down owing to investor pressure over the company's destruction of the Juukan Gorge Aboriginal caves in Australia. Jacques will leave the company by ...
Australian Stock Exchange, ASX

17 July, 2018

Australian CEO pay scales new heights

Chief executive pay in Australian has hit "record highs", according to research which found that pay for CEOs in the ASX 100 rose by 12.4% in 2017. Median pay for an ASX 100 chief executive is now ...
Commonwealth Bank

5 June, 2018

Commonwealth Bank faces record fine over money laundering failings

Commonwealth Bank, Australia's largest bank, is to pay a fine of AU$700m (£400.3m; €456.8m) to resolve a money laundering case. It is thought to be the biggest civil penalty ever imposed in Aust...
climate change

29 November, 2017

Are directors courting legal action by keeping quiet on climate risk?

In the UK, as in many other countries, directors are legally required to consider material financial risks facing their business, and to report these risks in their corporate disclosures. This can oft...

13 February, 2017

What’s behind the rise in shareholder class actions?

Lately in Australia, there have been several
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

10 November, 2016

Australian investors angry over exec pay

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29 September, 2016

Australia tops Asia governance survey

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