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"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 ...
Using quant approaches to implement climate change targets
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Using a systematic, objective and quantitative approach may help investors seeking to implement decarbonising targets into investment portfolios, according to Acadian Asset Management. Acadian, a quantitative equities manager, integrates environmental ...
Brokers recognised for excellence in ESG research
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse took out awards for excellence in ESG research at the 11 th annual ESG Research Australia Awards. Research reports covering modern slavery and human rights were recognised for informing and driving ...
FY22 budget proposes "technology not taxes" for climate change
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
This year's federal budget underlined the government's focus on "technology, not taxes" to manage climate change, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announcing a further $1.6 billion commitment to drive abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. Delivering ...
First Sentier launches unit for sustainability research
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
The First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute will commission and publish research on a range of sustainability and sustainable investment related topics. The research "aims to enhance industry awareness of sustainable investment, report on ...
CBRE hires APAC ESG research lead
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
CBRE has hired Sameer Chopra to head its Pacific research team and lead ESG research for the Asia Pacific region. Chopra will join CBRE in July. He is currently head of Australian research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "We continually strive to ...
Fidelity International expands sustainable investing team
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Fidelity International has hired Gabriel Wilson-Otto as director, sustainable investing, expanding its sustainability investing team. In this new role based in Hong Kong, Wilson-Otto will work to further integrate sustainability considerations into ...
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