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Style over substance: sustainability reporting falling short

Once on the fringe of institutional investors’ considerations, reporting on environmental, social and governance related issues is now common practice among major listed companies. But the quality and…
Emirates President Tim Clark and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce have plenty to smile about, with their partnership producing impressive first-year results. APP

Modest profit jump puts spring in Qantas step

Hopping from a A$250 million net profit for the 2010/11 financial year to a A$245 million net loss next period can make any CEO skip a few heartbeats, but this doesn’t deter Qantas chief executive Alan…
Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood said that the company’s 6% decline in revenue was “disappointing” - with no expectations of recovery in the short term. AAP

Black and white and dead all over? Fairfax’s $2.7b loss suggests its future is far from rosy

Newspapers love a bold, standout headline. But not when it is about them and the news is bad. Fairfax Media today announced its annual results with a whopping headline figure of a net loss after tax of…
Blue Scope Steel’s Paul O'Malley has sought to sidestep shareholder anger with his decision to forgo a performance bonus. AAP

Strike two and you’re out… it’s board spilling season

It’s reporting season and the interest in executive pay is heating up again. Alan Joyce is the latest CEO to forgo a bonus, joining a growing number of high profile business leaders including Rio Tinto’s…

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