Gender equality enhances corporate governance

Companies that have women on their management boards perform better with higher levels of productivity and profitability, an international report has revealed. The Report said that gender diversity improves business health, creates better working environment and delivers higher average returns. Credit Suisse Research surveyed 2360 companies all over the world to assess the value and extent of ‘Gender Diversity and…

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Pat Walsh to step down as Vice-Chancellor

Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh would leave the post at the end of the year, according to a statement issued by Chancellor Ian McKinnon. Professor Walsh has held the post since January 2005. He was previously Member, Industrial Relations Centre (1981), Head of School of Business & Public Management, now known as School of Management (1997), Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean…

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Companies lag in climate change disclosure

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the Sustainable Business Council and Deloitte launched on February 14, the ‘CDP Australia and New Zealand Climate Change Report,’ which analyses how NZX 50 and ASX 200 businesses are tackling climate change. This CDP report, written by Deloitte on behalf of 655 institutional investors representing US$78 trillion in assets, provides an annual update on greenhouse…

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