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La Trobe Financial goes carbon neutral

La Trobe Financial Group has announced it is a carbon neutral business.

ING advises infrastructure company on green finance framework

A leading energy infrastructure provider has established a green finance framework that will align the company's net zero commitments with future finance needs.

Ratcheting up ambition on climate finance goals

Editorial note: This is the first in a three part series of articles brought to you by Aviva Investors

Janus Henderson launches sustainable ETF

Janus Henderson has launched a global sustainable equity active ETF on the ASX.

HSBC Australia to explore mangrove bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   HSBC Australia has launched a new project to develop for a mangrove bond that can be used to protect and restore vital natural habitats.

New Climate Action 100 engagement to tackle food and beverage sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Climate Action 100+ has laid out a new set of expectations for the food and beverage sector to make process towards decarbonising their operations and supply chain in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Fragmented ESG regulation in APAC a challenge: State Street

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The fragmented nature of ESG regulation in Asia Pacific leaves investors facing an "uphill struggle", according to State Street.

Boards have responsibility to manage ethics

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Ethics and managing material ethical issues is a board responsibility, but directors can be at risk of having tunnel vision and not recognising the impacts of their decisions, according to the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.

Charter Hall signs green development loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Charter Hall has signed a $202 million certified green development loan to support the construction of a Melbourne development.

La Trobe Financial goes carbon neutral

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   La Trobe Financial Group has announced it is a carbon neutral business.

Venture capital takes on impact investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Venture capital is pushing further into the impact investing sector, with one VC firm announcing a second impact fund while a second VC firm announces a responsible investment policy.

Advisers integrating positive impact into investment choices

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Wealth manager report integrating positive social and environmental impact integration into investment choices to meet growing demand in Australia and around the world.

CEFC invests in specialist disability accommodation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $87 million in a specialist disability accommodation (SDA) platform to accelerate the development of green housing solutions for people living with a disability.

Census "a missed opportunity" on key questions: Diversity Council Australia

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Australian Census is a "missed opportunity" in omitting questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as options for identifying ethnic ancestry, according to the Diversity Council of Australia.

AXA IM looks to launch forestry fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   AXA Investment Managers is planning to launch a forestry fund off the back of acquiring an Australian forestry asset earlier this year.

ESG integration challenged by regional regulation, data: Northern Trust

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Investors believe they will incorporate ESG factors over the next five years, but regional differences including regulation can present challenges for integration, according to Northern Trust.

MUFG, First Sentier announce head of Sustainable Investment Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   MUFG and First Sentier Investors have appointed Velina Karadzhova to lead the recently-launched First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute.

Monetary Authority of Singapore hires chief sustainability officer

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has formed a new Sustainability Group and hired Darian McBain as chief sustainability officer.