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ESG, corporate purpose top CEOs' agenda: KPMG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG. The KPMG 2021 CEO Outlook, a study of 1,300 CEOs across 12 countries including Australia ...

Climate transition a business opportunity: Geoff Summerhayes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes. Climate change is moving from an issue of a "hygiene factor" to a question of ...

New ethical fund appoints Equity Trustees as RE

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The Haven Wealth Partners Ethical Absolute Return Fund is a value-focused ethical absolute return fund, which applies positive and negative screens to its investments in companies that are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Haven Wealth ...

Federated Hermes launches climate change high yield credit strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The international business of Federated Hermes has launched a high yield credit strategy that invests in securities that support a low carbon future. The Federated Hermes Climate Change High Yield Credit Strategy is seeded by and designed in partnership ...

SGX proposes mandatory TCFD, diversity reporting

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) has proposed making the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines mandatory for all entities listed on the exchange. The Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is also proposing enhancements ...

"Dismal" stats for women in ASX leadership roles

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The number of women in CEO positions is "dismal", with only 6% of ASX300 companies having women CEOs. Chief Executive Women (CEW) has released the 2021 Chief Executive Women Senior Executive Census, the fifth year of the survey. The survey found only ...

HESTA CEO joins corporate governance board

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey has been appointed to the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Blakey is the only Australian board member, whose members are responsible for assets of more than $79 trillion. ICGN represents institutional ...

Boral to go net zero by 2050

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 7 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Boral has announced net zero commitments aligned to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Boral will reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% by 2030 and will reduce relevant Scope 3 emissions by 22%, both from a 2019 baseline. The targets ...

Merlon Capital hires sustainability manager

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 7 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Boutique Australian equity fund manager Merlon Capital Partners has hired Rebecca El-Khoury as sustainability manager. El-Khoury joined Merlon from TransGrid where she was a sustainability manager within the corporate strategy and sustainability team. ...

Asset consultants keep gates closed on greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Regulators are taking on greenwashing in financial products and asset consultants are standing close by to ensure fund managers are offering products and services that are true to their ESG label. Media outlets have reported that German asset manager ...