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Larry Fink letter urges pragmatism

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
The BlackRock CEO's annual letter waxed poetic on the old age question, fear, and the savings strategy of stuffing money under mattresses. He also said the energy transition is not a straight line and requires "pragmatism". This means Larry Fink believes ...

Nature taskforce announces leadership overhaul

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
The co-chair of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has moved into a senior advisory role, alongside eight other heavyweights. The other senior advisors hail from the World Economic Forum (WEF), Global Canopy, the Green Finance ...

Fund managers "eagerly" await green Treasury bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deutsche Bank, National Australia Bank, UBS AG Australia Branch and Westpac Banking Corporation have been appointed as Joint Lead Managers (JLMs) for the initial public offering of the first June 2034 green Treasury bond. ...

Key sector could boost economy by $100 billion

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
A peak body says Australia could become a powerhouse if investors are more willing to take a chance on funding innovation. Australia risks becoming a nation of consumers rather than creators "paying rent" to the rest of the world, with research and ...

Legal loophole fail: compliance won't dodge risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
HESTA and BHP are set to pilot a new First Nations-led plan under development for the private sector, as the group behind the scheme works with Canberra to update cultural heritage laws. Investors face financial, legal and reputational risk if they ...

Kiwi energy broker sparks interest across the pond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
New Zealand-based gas, power, and carbon markets brokerage firm Aotearoa Energy has attracted the attention of UK market infrastructure firm TP ICAP in a takeover deal. The buyout is for an undisclosed sum. TP ICAP said the acquisition is complementary ...

Deutsche Bank links 33% of long-term bonuses to non-financial targets

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
One of the world's largest financial institutions now ties a whopping third of long-term bonuses to sustainability and social objectives for the first time, starting this year. The change was outlined in its latest non-financial report outlining progress ...

Members beef up ESG checks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
A new report reveals that investors are keener than ever to secure their financial future by investing responsibly and will pull their money if their manager doesn't do so. A whopping 88% of Aussies expect their super, bank accounts, and other investments ...

Super battle on impact investing and returns

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
A new campaign urges Australian super funds to finance ESG matters, as asset owners push back against such member demands. The #5by25 campaign hopes to bolster institutional capital and raise public and private investment in projects that deliver measurable ...

Execs sceptical of 2050 net zero goal

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Confidence in net zero by 2050 is diminishing, with almost two-thirds of executives now anticipating the world will reach net zero by 2060 or later, up from just over half a year ago. Despite this, most companies are sustaining or ramping up investments ...