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Integrating ESG into securitised asset strategies

Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).

ESG, corporate purpose top CEOs' agenda: KPMG

Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.

Climate transition a business opportunity: Geoff Summerhayes

Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.

New ethical fund appoints Equity Trustees as RE

A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.

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.

ESG, corporate purpose top CEOs' agenda: KPMG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.

SGX proposes mandatory TCFD, diversity reporting

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) has proposed making the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines mandatory for all entities listed on the exchange.

APAC data centre operator inks $2.1bn sustainability linked loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   An Asia-Pacific data centre operator with facilities in Australia has converted its existing $2.1 billion corporate loans into a sustainability linked loan (SLL).

Greenpeace reveals greenwashing ASX companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Setting and meeting a 100% renewable electricity goal by 2025 is "the key measure of', credibility of any corporate climate action plan," according to Greenpeace.

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.

Ratcheting up ambition on climate finance goals

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

ESG "becoming integral" to investors: BNP Paribas Securities Services

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Australian institutional investors say that ESG is becoming integral, and expect that it will become more important over the next two years, according to BNP Paribas Securities Services.

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.