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Climate tech gets funding boost

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 20 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A swathe of climate-related technology firms have received the tick of approval from the federal government's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants scheme. 21 projects involving 91 entities received grants to solve problems ranging from ...

Japan issues first climate transition bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
In a world first, Japan's JPY1.6 trillion (US$11 billion) Climate Transition Bond will launch with proceeds going to fund Japan's carbon neutrality investment roadmap. The bond is certified under the Climate Bonds Standard, which assures environmental ...

Final text of EU ESG laws released

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The European Union has published the final text on the transparency and integrity of environmental, social and governance rating activities. It requires alignment for entities outside of the EU that trade on the EU market. The regulations hope to increase ...

China stock exchange rings in Year of the Dragon with ESG mandate

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 16 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The Chinese stock exchange will mandate a "double materiality" approach to sustainability reporting, covering governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. As the region celebrates the Lunar New Year, mainland China's three main stock ...

Amazon's Queensland operations to run off solar

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Global giant Amazon and an independent power producer have announced the commercial operation of a new 125-megawatt renewable energy project that will power Amazon operations, including data centres and fulfilment centres. This comes as Premier Steven ...

Queensland to boost clean economy

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The Sunshine State has introduced a new law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, roll-out renewable energy and cut pollution. Premier Steven Miles introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 with a target of 75% below 2005 levels by 2035. The state's ...

Climate-committed investor group grows to $35tr AUM

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Investor support for climate action is on the rise, with the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) reporting a global membership increase representing more than 14.8 million beneficiaries, up from eight million four years ago. The group, which brings ...

Investors back modern slavery compensation

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
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. There are at least 1900 victim-survivors of modern slavery in Australia ...

Green bond investors left in the dark

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 8 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Green bond investors find themselves navigating blind due to the lack of standardised emissions reporting methodologies, a specialist global asset manager has revealed. These impact bonds, designed to finance environmentally beneficial projects, also ...

Aussie investors prepare for new EU rules

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The year ahead will see multiple significant regulatory changes affecting financiers who engage with European markets. From January, new EU Taxonomy rules, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) disclosure standards, and International Financial ...
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