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Advisers seek education, clarification on ESG investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Advisers identify confidence in their knowledge of the ESG sector as a challenge and seek better education as a key tool, according to new research from Investment Trends. Investment Trends recently surveyed 300 advisers on ESG investing and found that ...

$515 million sustainability loan anchors seaport refinance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
An Australian seaport has secured more than a half a billion dollars in sustainability-linked and green loans as part of a broader refinancing transaction. National Australia Bank (NAB) has led the development of a landmark loan for Port of Newcastle ...

Modern slavery, Indigenous heritage, climate change top agenda: Paradice IM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Modern slavery, occupational health and safety, protection of Indigenous heritage and climate change are key ESG themes for corporate engagement, according to Paradice Investment Management. Paradice integrates ESG and active ownership into its investment ...

SGX-listed companies improving sustainability disclosures

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Small cap companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) have made the largest improvement in their sustainability reporting and disclosure in 2020, with all listed companies showing improvement overall. The average overall sustainability disclosure ...

Neuberger Berman closes $280m private equity impact fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Neuberger Berman has announced the final close of a private equity impact fund that raised $280 million from investors, including Australian superannuation funds. The NB Private Equity Impact Fund invests in direct and fund investments that seek to ...

Unite the league: investors join climate coalition

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 17 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Four new financial institutions have joined Climate League 2030, an initiative seeking further Australian emissions reductions of at least 230 million tonnes a year by the end of the decade. ISPT, Teachers Mutual Bank, TelstraSuper and U Ethical have ...

"Booming" demand for ESG specialists

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Firms in Australia and regionally have announced hires to ESG and sustainability teams, with one expert saying demand is high for ESG specialists. Hiring for ESG professionals in financial services is "booming," said Simon Gvalda, senior recruitment ...

War, vice and climate: assessing investors ethical stands

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Attitudes towards ethical investing preferences differ strongly between generations, according to a survey by Nucleus Wealth Management. Nucleus Wealth conducted a survey of more than 1450 Nucleus Wealth clients and potential investors on attitudes ...

Science-Based Targets an indicator of future climate action: Federated Hermes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Companies that set with the Science-based Targets to reduce climate change risk are a "strong indicator of future performance on emissions reduction" and this information can be useful in constructing fixed income portfolios, according to Federated ...

Post-COVID economic recovery "once in a generation opportunity"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
The post-COVID-19 economic recovery is a "once in a generation opportunity" for Australia to reset and refocus the economy, according to a new report commissioned by Aware Super. Aware Super commissioned social researcher Rebecca Huntley to write the ...