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Climate change, diversity, inequality top engagement agenda: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.

Oil and gas industry debate green hydrogen future

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

New fossil fuel exploration acreage released

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.

Infrastructure manager joins Principles for Responsible Investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Oil and gas industry debate green hydrogen future

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

Assessing carbon beta risk in portfolios: Platypus Asset Management

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Measuring a portfolio's carbon emissions to produce a footprint is a blunt instrument that may not accurately measure and manage climate risk, according to Platypus Asset Management.

ASX200 sexual harassment transparency needed: ACSI

ANNABELLE DICKSON   Only 19% of ASX200 boards have primary accountability for preventing and responding to sexual harassment and it remains unclear who in the company holds accountability, new research shows.

Climate change, diversity, inequality top engagement agenda: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.

ASX company issues billion dollar sustainability linked bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   A leading ASX100 company is issuing Australia's first sustainability-linked bond (SLB).

Role of oil and gas in net zero emission future

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The role of gas as a fuel source during the transition to a net zero world economy by 2050 was an issue of sharp debate at a panel during the conference for Australia's leading oil and gas industry group in Perth.

Neuberger Berman closes $280m private equity impact fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Neuberger Berman has announced the final close of a private equity impact fund that raised $280 million from investors, including Australian superannuation funds.

PE, VC vehicles to drive sustainable investment pipeline

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Private equity and venture capital are increasingly seen as asset classes where social and environmental impacts as well as financial return can be scaled up, according to a panel of fund managers.

Post-COVID economic recovery "once in a generation opportunity"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The post-COVID-19 economic recovery is a "once in a generation opportunity" for Australia to reset and refocus the economy, according to a new report commissioned by Aware Super.

Responsible investors called to action on First Nations Peoples

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Educating and inspiring investors in how they engage with First Nations Peoples is part of the expanding remit of responsible investing, according to Kado Muir, chair of the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance and the National Native Title Council.

ESG ratings "just opinions": Dimensional Fund Advisors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Demand for ESG investing is surging, as is interest in ESG data and ratings, but one fund manager likens ESG ratings to "opinions" and argues that investors would be better served by using underlying ESG data, rather than relying on generic ESG ratings.

Infrastructure manager joins Principles for Responsible Investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Charter Hall hires group head of ESG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Charter Hall has hired Andrew Cole as group head of ESG.

EY names Oceania chief sustainability officer

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   EY has named Mathew Nelson Oceania chief sustainability officer, a newly created role.