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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 ...

Managing biodiversity loss a governance risk: Vontobel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
... consumer impacts on biodiversity is both a risk and an opportunity, according to Vontobel Asset Management. Vontobel head of ESG and thought leadership Sudhir Roc-Sennett notes that biodiversity is "bleeding" as human population, wealth and consumption ...

GHG emissions, diversity top concerns for ASX companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
... improvement for ASX companies, according to Perennial Better Futures. The third annual Perennial Better Futures Survey takes the ESG pulse ASX-listed companies to understand where companies have been, where they are now and where they are considering ...

Tightening climate focus on world's biggest emitters: Aviva Investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... can be used in line with their responsibilities to return long-term savings for clients. Q&A with Mirza Baig, global head of ESG research and stewardship at Aviva Investors Q: How does the Climate Escalation Programme fit in with Aviva Investors' ...

CEFC, Future Super back green bond fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... projects." Artesian uses a three-stage process to evaluate bond issuance, evaluating a company and its performance on material ESG issues, evaluating its overall credit-worthiness, and finally assessing the bond itself for its impact. "The last step ...

Weighing litigation risk of net zero targets

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Disclosing ESG information brings risks of liability and litigation to companies, and company directors and their investors must be aware of those risks. Recently, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) filed a court case which ...

SelfWealth to offer ESG ratings, data for members

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 28 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Trading platform SelfWealth has added an ESG rating system for members. SelfWealth is using a letter-grade system of A, B and C to rate companies ESG performance, based on data by Refinitiv. The information is integrated directly into the platform and ...

Fragmented ESG regulation in APAC a challenge: State Street

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The fragmented nature of ESG regulation in Asia Pacific leaves investors facing an "uphill struggle", according to State Street. There is less regulation governing ESG in APAC than in Europe, and the lack of a universally agreed approach has led to ...