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WARWICK PEEL, GORDON NOBLE
Note: This piece was contributed by Warwick Peel of IdeaScale and Gordon Noble of GNBK, and solely reflect the writers' opinions.
SIMON O'CONNOR, JACKI JOHNSON
Note: This piece was contributed by Jacki Johnson and Simon O'Connor, co-chairs of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative and solely reflect the writers' opinions.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
Companies' social license to operate and wider stakeholder concerns are core governance considerations during this AGM season in Australia.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
Editorial note: This piece is sponsored by T. Rowe Price Integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information into high yield strategies can augment risk analysis, although there are challenges in finding information about private sector issuers.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Investors are increasingly acknowledging climate change as a major risk, but some have not yet incorporated it in investment processes, according to PGIM.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   BetaShares will launch another sustainability-linked ETF on the ASX.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations is a human challenge, but it also has implications on investors, companies and operations and supply chains.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Investment manager Neuberger Berman has joined an initiative to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the private equity industry.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Energy infrastructure company APA Group will set a net zero target for scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050, and will focus on energy transition to clean and renewable energy sources.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   A majority of Australian CFOs see environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations as important to most parts of their business, according to the latest Deloitte CFO sentiment survey.
WARWICK PEEL, GORDON NOBLE   Note: This piece was contributed by Warwick Peel of IdeaScale and Gordon Noble of GNBK, and solely reflect the writers' opinions.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Beckon Capital is developing a fund to invest in small and medium-sized businesses that provide financial return and demonstrable social and environmental impact.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The financial services industry faces broad exposures to modern slavery and broader human rights risks due to its links to all industries around the world, requiring institutions to take a rigorous and systematic approach to assessing risks, according to KPMG.
KARREN VERGARA   Aware Super continues to build its affordable housing portfolio with the addition of a new development in Greater Western Sydney.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   J.P. Morgan Asset Management has developed a carbon transition investment framework to identify and reduce climate risks in corporate bond allocations.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   ESG is increasingly becoming a "total portfolio" subject, with investors seeking an approach to material ESG issues in a way that encompasses all asset classes, according to a new study from bfinance.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Pendal Group will establish a global sustainability water and waste strategy and has headhunted two specialists from Fidelity International to run the investment fund.
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   CGI Glass Lewis (CGI) have appointed announces the appointment of Stanley Soosur as country head, Australia and Philip Foo as vice president, APAC research and engagement.
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