CBA announces $250 in green financing dealsBY RACHEL ALEMBAKIS | THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2021 11:33AM
Commonwealth Bank has announced two green finance transactions with separate investors that total another $250 million in green finance vehicles.
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POLICY ADVISER CORPORATE REGULATION
The accounting profession has evolved rapidly from being seen as just calculating debits and credits to a provider of holistic financial information, including ESG and climate risk metrics. In the last two decades, CPA Australia policy adviser corporate regulation John Purcell has participated in and guided that evolution, and sees the accounting profession as being fundamental to future developments around sustainability.