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Govt moves timetable on power station closure

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Last week the NSW government delayed closure of the Eraring Power Station, back-pedaling on a previous decision to close it next year.

Super funds to solve the housing crisis?

ANDREW MCKEAN
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) chief executive Mary Delahunty said at the Australian Shareholders' Association Conference yesterday that addressing the supply side of the housing crisis requires an infusion of private capital.

Standards boards unite for global rollout

ROSE MARY PETRASS
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is working with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to make their standards more compatible.

The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

ROSE MARY PETRASS
The 50 most influential ESG professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named by trade publication FS Sustainability in the 2024 ESG Power50 guide.

Big win for Great Artesian Basin

MICHELLE BALTAZAR   In a move welcomed by farmer groups and local councils, Queensland's environmental regulator has imposed a moratorium on any future Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project applications in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB).

CIM to develop ACCUs with Greening Australia

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Conscious Investment Management (CIM) has partnered with an environmental non-profit to jointly develop ACCUs under the environmental planting methodology.

Sustainable Finance Roadmap to turbocharge investment

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Investor groups welcome the Australian Government's plan to mobilise private capital to the net zero transition, modernise financial markets and maximise the economic opportunity of sustainability.

Podcast: Global update on sustainability laws and standards with Andrew Peterson

ROSE MARY PETRASS   ESG regulation is evolving fast. Whether it's mandatory sustainability-related reporting, modern slavery regulations, or circular economy laws - what exactly do practitioners need to know?

Podcast: Nature-related financial disclosures with TNFD's Tony Goldner

ROSE MARY PETRASS   With nature-positive the new buzzword at the top end of town, nature-related data is no longer a CSR issue. It is a risk management issue that has the potential to disrupt business plans, cash flows, and returns to investors.

One in three analyse physical climate risk: IGCC

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Aussie investors ramp up climate action but need to focus on physical climate risks and near-term emissions reduction targets.

Climate philanthropists lend muscle to green metal

MICHELLE BALTAZAR   Climate philanthropists can maximise the impact of their donations by focusing their funding on decarbonising heavy industry exports, a study found.

The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The 50 most influential ESG professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named by trade publication FS Sustainability in the 2024 ESG Power50 guide.

Gender gap to close in 134 years: World Economic Forum

ELIZA BAVIN   The World Economic Forum released its Global Gender Gap Report for 2024 revealing that, at the current pace, it will take another 134 years - equivalent to five generations - to achieve full gender parity.

ASFA partners with First Nations Foundation

ELIZA BAVIN   The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has announced a new learning partnership with First Nations Foundation (FNF) to deliver cultural competency training for members.

First dedicated transition fund for emerging markets

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A newly launched fund from Brookfield and ALTÉRRA promises to help fund the clean energy transition in emerging markets with a target of up to $5 billion.

Palisade Real Assets wins mandate

KARREN VERGARA   Palisade Real Assets' UK-based bioenergy fund scored a £200 million ($381m) mandate from a major European asset manager.

Women continue to lag in asset management

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Women make up 28% of the industry, but at the current rate of promotion and retention, investment teams will reach gender parity at the end of the decade.

QIC beefs up energy team

ELIZABETH FRY   QIC Infrastructure's specialist energy and utilities practice has appointed three new senior executives to originate new investment opportunities.