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Instos continue to fund fossil fuel expansion

ROSE MARY PETRASS
As of May 2024, over 7,500 institutional investors hold US$4.3 trillion worth of bonds and shares in coal, oil, and gas companies, despite many committing to wind down financed emissions.

Prime role for AI in impact decisions

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Impact Alpha Partners will leverage AI in its recently launched advisory service for institutional investors, focused on environmental impact investing research.

TelstraSuper pumps more into renewables

JAMIE WILLIAMSON
TelstraSuper has handed over an undisclosed amount to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, to be invested in its Net Zero Power Fund.

Banks to refund millions following ASIC review

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Low-income First Nations banking customers will receive a refund of more than $28m following the corporate watchdog's review into bank fees.

RIAA warns against carbon capture

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A group of over 500 investors cautions investors and companies against gambling their transition plans on unproven and unscaled technology, as the Senate recommends a ban on carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Microsoft makes largest ever offset purchase

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Microsoft is only the latest tech giant to invest in a controversial technology aiming to capture CO2 and store it underground through "subsurface saline sequestration".

Podcast: Radical super reform for climate change progress with retirement heavyweight Jeremy Cooper

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Superannuation, with its long-term investment view, necessarily requires a transition to a sustainable economy to safeguard retirements - especially for the many members set to live to the end of the century.

Banks to refund millions following ASIC review

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Low-income First Nations banking customers will receive a refund of more than $28m following the corporate watchdog's review into bank fees.

Robeco expands transition strategy with new funds

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The international asset manager is following through on its commitment towards sustainability integration and transition finance.

Groups unite against carbon offsets

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A group of more than 80 global finance industry advocates bodies and nonprofits have come out against the use of carbon offsets, in a letter stating they only delay action.

Prime role for AI in impact decisions

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Impact Alpha Partners will leverage AI in its recently launched advisory service for institutional investors, focused on environmental impact investing research.

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.

Glass ceiling persists despite record women chairs

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The boards of Australia's listed companies are now made up of nearly half women - but Australia's top 20 firms are lagging, with industry groups saying reasons are unclear.

NAB funds DEI workplace research

ROSE MARY PETRASS   First Nations Australians are reporting racism and a lack of cultural safety at work.

Podcast: Top ethical, sustainable, and responsible stocks and how to find them with Erica Hall

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Erica Hall from U Ethical Investors discusses sustainability in the advice process, what determines a 'good' ESG stock, and the best - and worst - performing sectors.

Rest awards private equity mandate to TowerBrook Capital

ANDREW MCKEAN   The US$75 million mandate is for a private equity impact fund targeting UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Cbus bolsters ESG integration with new hire

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Seasoned responsible investment and ESG leader Talieh Williams has joined Cbus Super to drive integration of ESG risk and opportunity across portfolios.

TelstraSuper appoints ESG lead

ELIZABETH FRY   TelstraSuper has appointed a new head of ESG who will report directly to chief investment officer Graeme Miller.