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Instos continue to fund fossil fuel expansion

ROSE MARY PETRASS
As of May 2024, over 7,500 institutional investors hold US$4.3 trillion worth of bonds and shares in coal, oil, and gas companies, despite many committing to wind down financed emissions.

Prime role for AI in impact decisions

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Impact Alpha Partners will leverage AI in its recently launched advisory service for institutional investors, focused on environmental impact investing research.

TelstraSuper pumps more into renewables

JAMIE WILLIAMSON
TelstraSuper has handed over an undisclosed amount to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, to be invested in its Net Zero Power Fund.

Banks to refund millions following ASIC review

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Low-income First Nations banking customers will receive a refund of more than $28m following the corporate watchdog's review into bank fees.

Investors bow to political pressure: IGCC

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Climate Action 100+'s local representative confirms two more high-profile exits but insists more funds have signed up than have departed.

RIAA warns against carbon capture

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A group of over 500 investors cautions investors and companies against gambling their transition plans on unproven and unscaled technology, as the Senate recommends a ban on carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Podcast: Radical super reform for climate change progress with retirement heavyweight Jeremy Cooper

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Superannuation, with its long-term investment view, necessarily requires a transition to a sustainable economy to safeguard retirements - especially for the many members set to live to the end of the century.

Banks to refund millions following ASIC review

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Low-income First Nations banking customers will receive a refund of more than $28m following the corporate watchdog's review into bank fees.

Robeco expands transition strategy with new funds

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The international asset manager is following through on its commitment towards sustainability integration and transition finance.

Groups unite against carbon offsets

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A group of more than 80 global finance industry advocates bodies and nonprofits have come out against the use of carbon offsets, in a letter stating they only delay action.

Prime role for AI in impact decisions

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Impact Alpha Partners will leverage AI in its recently launched advisory service for institutional investors, focused on environmental impact investing research.

Climate philanthropists lend muscle to green metal

MICHELLE BALTAZAR   Climate philanthropists can maximise the impact of their donations by focusing their funding on decarbonising heavy industry exports, a study found.

Glass ceiling persists despite record women chairs

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The boards of Australia's listed companies are now made up of nearly half women - but Australia's top 20 firms are lagging, with industry groups saying reasons are unclear.

NAB funds DEI workplace research

ROSE MARY PETRASS   First Nations Australians are reporting racism and a lack of cultural safety at work.

PEP rides ESG tailwinds

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The fund is not advertised as ESG, but has an underlying ESG strategy.

AustralianSuper, HESTA acquire majority stake in housing developer

ANDREW MCKEAN   The new company, backed by the industry super fund giants, was born from the merger of affordable housing investment manager Super Housing Partnerships and home developer Assemble.

ESG safe from layoffs in tight jobs market

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Amidst mass redundancies, ESG roles remain safe - for now. However, job seekers face fierce competition in an employer-driven market with slow recruitment processes and rampant ghosting.

Cbus bolsters ESG integration with new hire

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Seasoned responsible investment and ESG leader Talieh Williams has joined Cbus Super to drive integration of ESG risk and opportunity across portfolios.