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$150 million impact fund to target small companies for investment
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
A firm founded by ex-managers from Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust are launching a $150 million impact fund to invest in small and medium-sized Australian businesses. Growth equity investor Beckon Capital is developing a fund to invest in small and ...
Global fund manager launches local climate transition fund
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
A leading global fund manager has launched a green transition index fund for Australia and New Zealand. Northern Trust Asset Management has created the NT World Green Transition Index, which excludes companies with fossil fuel reserves, and selects ...
ARENA to provide finance for pumped hydro facility
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will commit financial support for a $777 million pumped hydro plant in Queensland. ARENA has announced it has conditionally approved up to $47 million in funding to support the Genex Power's Kidston ...
Global digitalisation impacting environmental, social factors
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 23 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Digitalisation as an investment trend is gathering momentum, fuelled by developments in the last year and an "agent for positive change" for achieving social and environmental goals, according to Janus Henderson Investors. Digitalisation as a trend ...
Women near parity in 2021 board appointments: AICD
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 22 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Women made up nearly half of listed ASX board appointments thus far in 2021, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). In January and February of this year, women accounted for 46.7% of ASX 200 board appointments and 52.3% of ...
What's in a name: evaluating the goals behind net zero targets
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Super funds and asset managers have announced commitments to remove risks of greenhouse gas emissions from their portfolios. These announcements have a shorthand - "net zero" or "carbon neutral" or "decarbonisation" - and have varying timelines to reach ...
Westpac inks $350 million sustainability linked loan
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Westpac has structured a $350 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL) that ties the interest rate to how a company performs on social issues that are material to the company's performance. The three year loan to G8 Education, Australia's largest ...
Diversity, human rights, climate change lead agenda: ASI
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Diversity and inclusion, human rights and climate change continue to be issues of engagement for Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI). In addition to joining the 40:40 Vision campaign, ASI has also developed its own diversity and inclusion expectation ...
Industry fund sets bar higher with Net Zero timing
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
An industry superannuation fund has set the most ambitious climate change related target yet, aiming to attain a carbon neutral investment portfolio in nine years. The $12.8 billion NGS Super has set a target of carbon neutrality by 2030. The target ...
Social issues come to fore in 2020: Ausbil
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Modern slavery, climate change and decarbonisation, engagement with indigenous people, waste and good corporate culture were key topics of engagement for Ausbil Investment Management. Ausbil recently released its engagement report covering its activities ...