Richard Boele

Richard Boele

Partner, KPMG Banarra, Human Rights & Social Impact Services

Articles by Richard Boele

Social Impact

What we’ve learned talking to 150 directors about trust and modern slavery

With the introduction of modern slavery legislation in Australia, the responsibility of boards just stepped into another complex area.

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Social Impact

Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery risks

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Social Impact

Seventy years on, human rights matters more than ever to business

Even so, human rights violations continue and we now expect more of business, increasingly calling for greater accountability for non-financial risks.

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Social Impact

Not even a change in Prime Minister can stop progress on modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Bill is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain.

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Social Impact

Identifying risk is at the heart of the new Australian modern slavery legislation

Thousands of companies in Australia are going to have to consider how they manage the risk of modern slavery in their businesses after Minister Hawke introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to the floor of the Federal Parliament today.

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Assurance & Risk

Australian directors overwhelmingly agree trust is important to their organisations’ sustainability

Companies must become more pro-active in reshaping their procedures in addressing trust-related issues.

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Social Impact

Are you ready to go public about modern slavery? Time to get prepared

The introduction of modern slavery regulatory reporting in Australia will help those entities, that have not considered their human rights risks

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Social Impact

Human Rights and the financial risk of climate change a low priority for Australia’s top companies.

Corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is now standard for large and mid-cap companies across the world – but Australia’s performance is plateauing, and needs to improve

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Social Impact

How is it that we end up buying stuff made by slaves?

Few of us knowingly buy products or services made by slaves. Yet we do so every day.

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