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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.

ISPT launches sustainable furniture scheme, diverts waste

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Industry Super Property Trust (ISPT) has resold or rehomed more than 15,000 pieces of office furniture as part of an office building refit, diverting waste from landfill and recovering related costs as part of a sustainable furniture scheme.

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.

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.

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.

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.

RIAA certifies two Real Asset Management funds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has certified two fund strategies from Real Asset Management (RAM).

Australian Shareholders' Association issues net zero policy for companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA) has issued its first ESG and climate change policy, calling on ASX200 companies to commit to net zero by 2050.

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.