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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Positive Duty: preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment

With the Positive Duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace set to be enforced, are Australian boards ready? This ACSI/AICD report considers board preparedness.
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Promises, pathways and performance: Climate change disclosure in the ASX200

The majority of the ASX200 is ready for mandatory climate reporting, with nearly 70% now reporting against the TCFD. 80% of market capitalisation is covered by net zero commitments, but detail, depth, comparability and credibility gaps remain.
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CEO Pay in ASX200 Companies

This report, ACSI’s 22nd annual survey of CEO pay in Australia’s largest listed companies, was conducted with research from Ownership Matters. It continues to be the benchmark longitudinal study into remuneration trends and outcomes including our unique ‘realised pay’ data.
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Compliance without ambition: Taking stock of ASX200 reporting under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

This report, commissioned by ACSI and conducted by Pillar Two, assessed the quality of ASX200 companies’ modern slavery statements under the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (MSA). These findings offer the first detailed insight into the MSA’s third reporting cycle and a window into ASX200 companies’ broader modern slavery risk management actions.
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A just transition to a clean energy economy: Investor expectations and policy recommendations

This research is intended to contribute to the development of a cohesive approach to a just transition by identifying investor expectations of listed companies.
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Chasing 1.5°C: The ASX200 – on the right trajectory?

Are the net zero ambitions of Australia’s listed companies matched by emissions reductions targets and aligned to a 1.5°C? Growing ambitions are encouraging, but this analysis identifies just how much more work must be done.
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