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Stewart Investors joins Responsible Minerals initiative

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The US-based Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has launched an investor network to further promote responsible mining and mineral sourcing.

UniSuper makes property allocation

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UniSuper has acquired a $260 million warehouse, logistics and manufacturing development site that will target a 5-Star NABERS energy rating upon completion.

Dramatic spike in votes against ASX remuneration: Georgeson

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ASX300 companies saw almost double the number of shareholder votes against executive remuneration reports in 2023 compared to 2022, according to shareholder engagement and governance consulting firm Georgeson.

Investors back modern slavery compensation

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A group of 45 investors with $11.9 trillion in assets under management have signalled support for a national compensation scheme for modern slavery victim-survivors in Australia.

GreenCollar makes strategic acquisition

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Carbon markets developer and investor GreenCollar has invested in a carbon, energy and sustainability advisory firm to increase end-to-end services to business.

Amazon's Queensland operations to run off solar

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Global giant Amazon and an independent power producer have announced the commercial operation of a new 125-megawatt renewable energy project that will power Amazon operations, including data centres and fulfilment centres.

ISSB publishes jurisdictional guide, seeks experts

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has published a guide to support jurisdictional adoption of standards, as it searches for 150 experts to provide technical input on sustainability disclosures in financial reports.

AXA IM warns companies on climate lobbying

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Ahead of the new 2024 voting season, a global asset manager with US$1.4 trillion in assets under management has announced it will take action and vote on key ESG proposals.

Investors scrutinise Australia-first gender pay gap data

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Investors are looking to today's gender pay gap release to inform decision-making and identify reputational, legal, and financial risks in investible companies.

Personal views influence climate decision-making

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Australian and Asia Pacific financiers see reputational risk as a greater concern than the social and environmental impacts of the companies in which they invest.

New Forests invests in Thai peat forest

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   New Forests has invested in a 70,000-hectare block of peat swamp forest in Thailand as the first investment in its Tropical Asia Forest Fund 2 (TAFF2).

A rising tide for blue bond investment: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Although the current market for blue bonds is "nascent", the potential demand for bonds whose use of proceeds fund water projects could grow rapidly.

Investors back modern slavery compensation

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A group of 45 investors with $11.9 trillion in assets under management have signalled support for a national compensation scheme for modern slavery victim-survivors in Australia.

Guide to identify and manage modern slavery for NSW entities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The NSW anti-slavery commissioner's office has published a guidance on managing modern slavery risks applicable to the more than 400 NSW public entities.

Defunct fund pays greenwashing fine

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   A now-defunct app-led climate impact fund is the latest entity to cop a fine for greenwashing from the regulator.

Aware and Macquarie partner on green finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Aware Super has inked a US$50 million deal to buy a speciality infrastructure finance company alongside Macquarie Asset Management's (MAM) Green Investment Group (GIG).

ESG skills in hot demand in risk, compliance hiring

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The advent of mandatory climate reporting, greenwashing and ESG disclosure have driven hiring demand for candidates, according to Kaizen Recruitment.

Grok Ventures appoints new CEO

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Mike Cannon-Brookes' family office Grok Ventures has hired a new CEO while announcing it will focus all new capital into climate-related investments.