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Australian government "faffing about" on climate

Australia is a "non-event" for institutional investors when it comes to investing in renewable energy and decarbonisation, according to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners co-founder and managing partner David Scaysbrook.

Regulatory action on ESG a key concern for investors: BNP Paribas Securities Services

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Tightening climate focus on world's biggest emitters: Aviva Investors

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Measuring transition risk key to picking climate leaders: Aviva Investors

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CBA to pilot green loans for agribusiness

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is piloting a green loan program that will offer discounted finance to agribusiness customers that are seeking to improve the environmental performance of their properties.

COP26 week two: impacts for Australians

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Even as country delegations at COP26 got down to the business of negotiations, there was still room for dramatic announcements, with the US and China issuing a joint announcement committing to "enhanced climate actions" through the 2020s in the context of the Paris Agreement.

Assessing ESG risk, opportunity through the legal lens: Corrs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   As ESG risk and opportunities become integrated into mainstream corporate operations and expectations, the legal, financial and reputational consequences of "failing to robustly engage are likewise becoming increasingly serious," according to Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

CEO pay disparity seen as unethical: Governance Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Australians' perception of the country's ethical performance fallen in the past year, with concerns about how to balance personal liberty with ongoing pandemic management, increasing domestic manufacturing to reduce reliance on overseas supply chains and climate change seen as being the most pressing future ethical challenges.

Citi launches sustainability-linked supply chain finance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Citi has launched a Sustainability-linked Supply Chain Finance (SSCF) program that links working capital finance to sustainability goals within supply chains.

Brighte issues second green asset backed securitisation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Green financier Brighte has issued a second green asset backed security, worth $185 million.

GII launch gender equality impact fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Global Impact Initiative (GII) has launched an actively managed equity impact investment fund focused on women and girls, available to retail investors.

Wayfinding for deeper engagement in ethical investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Wayfinding - the process of finding one's route while navigating - can add new insights to purpose of ethical investment.

Investors, business criticise WA cultural heritage bill

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   A coalition of investors and business groups have raised concerns that proposed legislation in Western Australia is insufficient to prevent future tragedies such as the destruction of Juukan Gorge from happening.

Centre women in product design, COP26: Janus Henderson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Putting women into design roles and leadership positions can add value to companies through increased innovation and more inclusive products and services, according to Janus Henderson.

Beyond the spin - what did COP26 actually deliver?

SIMON O'CONNOR   FS Sustainability is pleased to present this opinion piece from Simon O'Connor, CEO of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

Not all net zero targets created equal: Maple-Brown Abbott

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Global listed infrastructure companies will be key to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement, but net zero target announcements should be critically examined by investors, according to Maple-Brown Abbott.

Willis Towers Watson names head of sustainable investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has named Tim Unger as Australia's head of sustainable investment.

BetaShares appoints director of responsible investments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   BetaShares has hired Greg Liddell as director of responsible investments, a newly created role for the ETF provider.