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Investment consultants launch net zero initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 21 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Twelve investment consulting firms including two Australian firms have launched the Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative (NZICI). Frontier, JANA and other investment consultants responsible for advising institutional asset owners on assets of ...

Ratcheting up ambition on climate finance goals

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Editorial note: This is the first in a three part series of articles brought to you by Aviva Investors Next month's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is anticipated to set in motion accelerated action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement ...

ESG "becoming integral" to investors: BNP Paribas Securities Services

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Australian institutional investors say that ESG is becoming integral, and expect that it will become more important over the next two years, according to BNP Paribas Securities Services. BNP Paribas Securities Services has issued the ESG Global Survey ...

APAC data centre operator inks $2.1bn sustainability linked loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
An Asia-Pacific data centre operator with facilities in Australia has converted its existing $2.1 billion corporate loans into a sustainability linked loan (SLL). AirTrunk's SLL, which matures in 2025, is linked to targets including diversity and ...

Greenpeace reveals greenwashing ASX companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Setting and meeting a 100% renewable electricity goal by 2025 is "the key measure of credibility of any corporate climate action plan," according to Greenpeace. Greenpeace Australia Pacific has launched Hero to zero: uncovering the truth of corporate ...

Islamic fund to expand into banking

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
A leading provider of Islamic financial products is planning to expand into banking. Hejaz Financial Services is in the process of submitting an application to APRA as a restricted ADI, said CEO Hakan Ozyon. If successful, Ozyon said they would be the ...

Integrating ESG into securitised asset strategies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). However, ESG integration has been "largely ...

Analysing the opportunities, challenges of the ESG investing sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
ESG is not only a risk management tool, but an investment strategy that can generate value for investors. As the ESG and responsible investment market grows, the industry is evolving in the way its strategies are created and implemented, said Mark Spicer ...

MUFG, First Sentier announce head of Sustainable Investment Institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 14 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Karadzhova will be responsible for developing the institute's research programme which will include macro-level research on sustainable investment topics, market trends and industry practices. Karadzhova comes to the institute from MSCI, where she was ...

Monetary Authority of Singapore hires chief sustainability officer

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has formed a new Sustainability Group and hired Darian McBain as chief sustainability officer. McBain joins MAS on 1 October. The new Sustainability Group led by McBain will steer sustainability efforts across ...