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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.

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ANZ creates head of environmental markets role

ANZ Institutional has created the role of head of environmental markets, a role designed to expand the bank's environmental sustainability strategy.

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.

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.

More women on boards, but cultural diversity stagnating: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   More women are taking director roles, but a shrinking number of women are holding female-occupied seats, raising concerns about overboarding, according to research from the Governance Institute.

Australia vulnerable but resilient on climate risk: FM Global

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Although Australia ranks 107th out of 130 countries for climate risk exposure, it sits in 20th place for its ability to address those risks, according to a new ranking from FM Global.

Leaders on road to ESG maturity by 2030: KPMG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   A vast majority of corporate leaders believe that ESG priorities will be important to their organisations, but only 39% of leaders believe that they will have implemented the operational changes required to meet their ESG targets by 2030, according to new research from KPMG.

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.

Kilter Rural discloses state of natural capital in $68m agri fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Natural capital investment company Kilter Rural has measured the condition of native vegetation, soil and fauna for its $68 million Australian Farmlands Fund to provide disclosure to investors and set targets for future enhancements.

Sustainable debt, finance in strong start to 2022: ANZ

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Australian dollar green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bond volumes have had their strongest first quarter yet, according to information from ANZ.

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.

Mercer appoints APAC sustainable investment leader

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Mercer has promoted Rebecca Mather to the role of sustainable investment leader, Pacific.