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ESG managed funds see surging inflows: Calastone

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Investors poured $1.6 billion into ESG managed funds, and had their largest-ever share of equity inflows during the third quarter, according to data from Calastone. Calastone's latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) measures trading flows for managed funds, and ...

Carbon offsets essential to net zero ambitions: Grattan Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Carbon offsets will be required to achieve net zero targets, and government should set clear policy around the use of offsets and that the offsets used have high integrity, according to the Grattan Institute. The Grattan Institute has published Towards ...

HESTA, Lendlease back First Nations initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Businesses and investors including HESTA and Lendlease have launched an initiative that will focus on strengthening Australia's First People's heritage laws. The First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) ...

Conscious Investment Management invests in Victorian development

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 12 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Impact investment manager Conscious Investment Management has partnered with a community housing associated and a Victorian state government agency to fund the acquisition of hundreds of social and affordable housing units in Melbourne. The investment ...

Investors assess ESG landscape, client needs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Investor demand for ESG products is reaching new heights, and clear communication that transparently reports impacts, risk and returns is key to meeting clients' needs, according to ESG investing experts. Michelle Brisbane, CEO of Ethical Investment ...

Corporate finance execs seeking greater ESG knowledge

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
As ESG and sustainability issues continue to impact on company performance, finance professionals are seeking education and upskilling to improve their ability to manage risk and return considerations. The impacts of COVID-19, human rights risks like ...

CFA launches ESG certificate in Australia

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
CFA Societies Australia has launched a world-first ESG investing certification for Australia. The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing in Australia will offer investment professionals the benchmark knowledge and skills they require to integrate ...

Evidence of ESG's impact "inconclusive": Morningstar

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
The evidence that global equity ESG funds can improve returns or reduce risk on average is "inconclusive," according to Morningstar. Fund flows into sustainable investments is growing strongly. According to research from Rainmaker Information, a net ...

Accounting bodies commit to net zero

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Australia's major professional accounting bodies have joined international peers in a net zero greenhouse gas emissions initiative. CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have today joined 12 other global and national ...

Managing biodiversity loss a governance risk: Vontobel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
The connection between biodiversity management and corporate management is becoming increasingly clear, and consumer impacts on biodiversity is both a risk and an opportunity, according to Vontobel Asset Management. Vontobel head of ESG and thought ...