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Podcast: Integrating ESG in fixed income

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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.

Podcast: What is authentic ESG integration?

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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 ...

Ratification of Forced Labour Protocol to impact Modern Slavery Act

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The Australian government recently ratified the Forced Labour Protocol, committing the federal government to enhanced responses to one of the sources of modern labour.

Strong demand for ESG managed accounts: Praemium

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Retail investor demand for authentic ESG financial products is increasing across all demographic groups and translating into increased interest in managed accounts, according to Praemium.

HSBC funds blue carbon projects

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   HSBC is funding two new blue carbon projects - one relating to the Great Barrier Reef, the other to establish a framework for an investment fund.

Biodiversity risk goes to heart of finance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Biodiversity is a quickly emerging risk and opportunity for investors and companies, but addressing the materiality of ecosystem and dependencies is complex and goes to the heart of finance, according to a panel of experts.

CBA sees push to greater quantity, quality of climate risk reporting

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Quantity and quality of climate disclosures by Australian companies will improve, with or without a government mandate, according to CBA.

NGS Super to reduce emissions 35% by 2025

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   NGS Super is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 35% by 2025 en route to its 2030 net carbon zero target.

Moving to cloud brings financial and sustainability dividend: Deloitte

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Increasing use of cloud-based technology and services can yield not only technology gains, but also assist Australian companies in reducing carbon emissions, according to research from Deloitte.

Australia's C-Suite cite climate change as chief concern

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Australian┬ác-suite leaders' top worry is economies failing to tackle climate change quickly in 2022, according to research from FTI Consulting.

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.

Apostle Funds Management launches people and planet fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Apostle Funds Management (AFM) has launched a diversified fund that will seek positive impact in social and environmental areas.

Financial inclusion as risk and opportunity: Principal Financial Group

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Financial exclusion is both a global risk and an opportunity, with Principal Financial Group announcing it is establishing an index to undercover key drivers of financial exclusion in more than 40 markets.

Ratification of Forced Labour Protocol to impact Modern Slavery Act

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Australian government recently ratified the Forced Labour Protocol, committing the federal government to enhanced responses to one of the sources of modern labour.

AXA IM launches two sustainable funds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   AXA Investment Managers have brought two new responsible investment funds to the Australian market.

BNP Paribas AM launches sustainable Asia fixed income strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched a sustainable fixed income strategy that offers exposure to sustainable urbanisation trends in Asia.

Cundall names APAC head of ESG advisory

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Global engineering and advisory firm Cundall has promoted Madlen Jannaschk to lead its Asia-Pacific (APAC) ESG advisory.

Ninety One hires sustainability director

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Global investment manager Ninety One has named a new sustainability director.