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AustralianSuper adds sustainable ETFs to platform
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
AustralianSuper has added two sustainable ETFs from VanEck to its Member Direct platform. The VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF (ESGI), VanEck Vectors MSCI Australian Sustainable Equity ETF (GRNV) will now be on offer to AustralianSuper ...
When ESG improvement comes at a cost: MFS Investment Management
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Improving performance on sustainability metrics isn't necessarily free, and investors need to factor in the costs of environmental, social and governance in both risks and returns, according to fund manager MFS Investment Management. MFS noted in ...
Green bond boom, but investors look to value proposition
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The global sustainability-linked bond market has seen dramatic growth in 2020, and investors are evaluating whether the sustainability and value propositions align. JP Morgan Asset Management research found that sustainable fixed income globally saw ...
Macquarie Asset Management joins net zero initiative
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative has signed more than 40 new participants, agreeing to achieve 2030 emissions reductions and net zero by 2050 or sooner. The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative now has a total of 73 signatories representing US$32 ...
Consultant launches responsible investment index for manager selection
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 29 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
An independent investment consultant has designed a responsible investment index that assesses fund managers on their ESG-related activities and found that many funds are doing ESG-related work without being categorised as such. Evergreen Consultants ...
Corporate super fund sets net zero target
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 29 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
A major corporate superannuation fund has joined the ranks of super funds announcing plans to achieve net zero greenhouse carbon emissions by 2050. The $22 billion corporate fund has announced goals that will reduce current greenhouse gas emissions ...
Say on climate a "milestone moment" for ASX companies
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Four ASX listed companies thus far have committed to putting their climate strategy plans to shareholders to a vote at their 2022 AGMs, the first companies in the world to do so. The "say on climate" resolutions are advisory votes only, but engagement ...
ASX companies under the spotlight for global investor engagement
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The world's largest fund manager outlined its key engagement priorities for 2021, including board quality and effectiveness, climate and natural capital, and company impacts on people. BlackRock's sustainability engagement priorities are carried out ...
Companies making net zero commitments they need to keep: investors
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The world's largest greenhouse gas emitters have a long way to go on delivering on net-zero emissions promises. Climate Action 100+ has issued its first-ever benchmark, which evaluates corporate actions and intentions on reduction of greenhouse ...
Local pick-up a key to reducing emissions in e-commerce: Accenture
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
E-commerce skyrocketed during 2020 due to shopping shifting to online because of COVID-19, but emissions from parcel delivery actually dropped through the use of click and collect and curbside pickup, according to Accenture. The environmental gains ...