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Online investors applying ESG criteria: Investment Trends
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Online retail equity and ETF investors in Australia are increasingly applying responsible investing principles to their investment decisions, according to specialist researcher Investment Trends. (Source: Investment Trends) Investment Trends has released ...
Women continue to see gains on ASX200 boards: AICD
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Women hold 31.3% of ASX200 board positions, with only one ASX200 company not having a single woman on its board, according to the latest data from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Nicola Wakefield Evans, 30% Club Australia chair ...
Australian business environment amongst world's most resilient: FM Global
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Australia's business environment is "amongst the world's most resilient", particularly around supply chain resilience, but is exposed to a number of risks, including cyber risk, oil intensity and corporate governance, according to commercial insurer ...
ACCR files resolutions with BHP, AGL for AGM votes
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has filed resolutions with two companies, kicking off its campaign for the major AGM season in Australia. Dan Gocher, ACCR director of climate and environment The resolutions to BHP request ...
Investors to increase climate-linked passive investments: DWS Group
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Pension funds around the world intend to increase their climate-linked passive allocations over the next three years, according to a survey sponsored by fund manager DWS Group. Sebastian Schiele, head of passive mandates sales, Europe and Asia Pacific ...
GCNA urges government to focus on sustainability in COVID-19 recovery
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
A group of Australian businesses, industry groups, universities and civil society organisations are urging the federal government to "remain focused" on creating a sustainable future while creating policies related to the post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery. ...
Microfinance provider Grameen Australia hires Adam Mooney
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Global microfinance group Grameen Australia has hired microfinance veteran Adam Mooney as its CEO. Adam Mooney, CEO, Grameen Australia Grameen Australia is part of the global Grameen network, developed by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. In ...
Heritage Bank enacts environmental, social, governance policy
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Mutual Heritage Bank has enacted an environmental, social and governance position statement that codify the bank's practice around sustainability issues, as well as opens the door to further products and services aligned with an ESG approach. Peter ...
CEFC invests in Charter Hall Prime Industrial Fund
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $50 million in the Charter Hall Prime Industrial Fund (CPIF). Ian Learmonth, CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation The $5.5 billion CPIF is one of Australia's largest industrial and logistics ...
ARENA allocates $2.17m to Alice Springs grid project
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will allocate $2.17 million to support the Alice Springs Future Grid Project. (image courtesy of ARENA) The two year project will focus on addressing barriers to further renewable energy penetration in ...
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