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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

Tightening climate focus on world's biggest emitters: Aviva Investors

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

Wayfinding for Ethical Investment

Ed. Note: FS Sustainability is the official media partner of Ethical Advisers' Co-operative for Ethical Investment Week (EIW), which will be held from 25th-31st October. FS Sustainability is pleased to present this opinion piece from Rodger Spiller, founder and managing director of Money Matters.

CEFC in $50m agri-platform investment

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has invested $50 million towards a sustainable farming platform aimed at using data-driven practices to make farms more productive and resilient to climate change.

Carbon offsets essential to net zero ambitions: Grattan Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Carbon offsets will be required to achieve net zero targets, and government should set clear policy around the use of offsets and that the offsets used have high integrity, according to the Grattan Institute.

Brisbane firm to build organic waste to biogas system

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   A Brisbane-based engineering firm has received a $1 million grant from the federal government to build a small-scale waste management solution that turns organic waste into energy.

Actuaries Institute challenges boards on skills gaps

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Financial services companies need boards with specific skills and capabilities to avoid future risk of misconduct, according to a paper from the Actuaries Institute.

Managing biodiversity loss a governance risk: Vontobel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The connection between biodiversity management and corporate management is becoming increasingly clear, and consumer impacts on biodiversity is both a risk and an opportunity, according to Vontobel Asset Management.

NAB, Ramsay Health Care in ESG derivative transaction

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Ramsay Health Care has closed Australia's first sustainability-linked derivative.

Companies fall short on net zero commitments: ClimateWorks

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Dexus and Fortescue have climate commitments that fully align with the goal of containing climate change to 1.5 degrees C, according to new analysis from ClimateWorks Australia.

Conscious Investment Management invests in Victorian development

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Impact investment manager Conscious Investment Management has partnered with a community housing associated and a Victorian state government agency to fund the acquisition of hundreds of social and affordable housing units in Melbourne.

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.

HESTA, Lendlease back First Nations initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Businesses and investors including HESTA and Lendlease have launched an initiative that will focus on strengthening Australia's First People's heritage laws.

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.

Rest outlines net zero scenario, impacts

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Industry fund Rest estimates that its average fund member could be approximately $50,000 better off at retirement if the world acts on climate change.

Alphinity highlights sustainability performance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Boutique fund manager Alphinity Investment Management has published its first sustainability report, detailing activities across portfolios.

Paradice Investment Management hires ESG analyst

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Paradice Investment Management has hired Maddy Dwyer as ESG analyst.

Aurecon creates new sustainability leadership role

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Engineering company Aurecon has created the new role of group director, sustainability.