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Podcast: How to create and communicate a decarbonisation strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
In this episode brought to you by MFS Investment Management, we discuss decarbonisation, and how a net-zero strategy can be used to communicate not only investment strategies, but also a narrative belief to key groups including clients, super fund members, investee companies, governments and regulators.

Podcast: Integrating ESG in fixed income

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
In this episode brought to you by MFS Investment Management we discuss what integration of environmental, social and governance-related means for fixed income portfolios.

Podcast: What is authentic ESG integration?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
In this episode of the Financial Standard podcast brought to you by MFS Investment Management, we discuss what integration of environmental, social and governance-related means for stock selection in investment portfolios, how fund managers can demonstrate that they're authentically using ESG information ...

Majority of ASX200 reporting on ESG: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
The majority of ASX200 companies are disclosing detailed information on ESG risks and their plans to manage them, according to new research by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).

Victorian government announces $10m biodiversity fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Victorian state government has announced a $10 million fund aimed at protecting threatened flora and fauna and boosting private investment in the state's biodiversity.

Possible $480bn carbon hit by 2030 for ASX300: Emmi

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   More than 30% of ASX300 value could be at risk by 2030 if the world becomes carbon constrained, according to modelling from carbon fintech and financial infrastructure company Emmi.

Majority of ASX200 reporting on ESG: ACSI

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The majority of ASX200 companies are disclosing detailed information on ESG risks and their plans to manage them, according to new research by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).

Calls for transformation, climate skill in AGL board renewal

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The pending departure of the CEO and chair and otherĀ AGL board members highlights an urgent need to bring both climate change and company transformation experience to the refreshed board, according to recruitment and governance experts.

Fox and Hare certified as B Corp

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Fox and Hare Financial Advice has become a certified B Corp, verifying its performance standards in social, environmental and good governance.

Avoid greenwash by linking exec pay to ESG: Maple-Brown Abbott

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Linking executive remuneration to material ESG outcomes can avoid greenwashing in infrastructure companies, according to Maple-Brown Abbott.

SGCH publishes first impact report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   SGCH, NSW's largest community housing provider, has published its first impact report for investors and other stakeholders and prioritised three Sustainable Development Goals that align to its work.

Banksia Foundation National Awards highlight sustainable innovation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   An organisation that uses wool waste as a sustainable packaging alternative to polystyrene plastic has taken out the Gold Banksia Award at the 33rd annual Banksia National Sustainability Awards.

Gap in financing solutions for refugees: ISS ESG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Despite increasing investor interest and corporate support, the sustainable finance sector is lagging when it comes to financing solutions aimed at assisting refugees, according to a report from ISS ESG.

High modern slavery risk to ASX 300: ISS ESG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Nearly one third (31%) of the ASX 300 are assessed as high risk for modern slavery, according to a new scorecard from ISS ESG.

Rainmaker reveals ESG super fund leaders

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Rainmaker Information has identified 32 super funds as leaders on ESG principles and strong investment performance.

CleanTech fueling sustainable investment: AXA IM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The global CleanTech market has widened to meet the strategic business need of companies seeking to meet climate risk targets, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM).

UniSuper sustainability exec departs for Vanguard

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   UniSuper governance and sustainability manager Sybil Dixon is departing the fund after 14 years to join Vanguard.

Insignia Financial creates head of RI role

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Insignia Financial has created the role of head of responsible investing and recruited an ESG exec from Ellerston Capital for the role.