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PRI appoints RI ecosystem officers

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
The PRI has hired a chief RI ecosystems officer for the Americas and APAC and promoted another to a similar role covering the UK, Europe and India, Middle East and Africa.

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.

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.

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).

Tracking nature: finance lags on biodiversity

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Major financial intuitions and companies are falling behind on global deforestation, as the EU enacts a new law to protect and restore nature.

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.

Looking beyond the gender pay gap

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Financiers are calling for a more nuanced breakdown of the gender pay gap, including executive salaries, and metrics tracking race, disability, and gender diverse individuals.

Business calls for 12-month climate reporting delay

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The Business Council of Australia has called for a minimum 12-month delay on climate reporting, citing a need for "training wheels" to prevent "risking failure."

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.

Podcast: Taking the ESG temperature of ASX companies - Emilie O'Neill

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   What's on the sustainability agenda for Australia's publicly listed companies?

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.

PRI appoints RI ecosystem officers

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The PRI has hired a chief RI ecosystems officer for the Americas and APAC and promoted another to a similar role covering the UK, Europe and India, Middle East and Africa.

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.