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Tracking nature: finance lags on biodiversity

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Major financial intuitions and companies are falling behind on global deforestation, as the EU enacts a new law to protect and restore nature. 75% of the Earth's land surface has been significantly altered by human activities, according to the UN Environment ...

Investors scrutinise Australia-first gender pay gap data

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 27 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... gender pay gap costs the Australian economy $51.8 billion every year, according to minister for women Katy Gallagher. WGEA CEO Mary Wooldridge said gender pay transparency will be "a catalyst for action and change," particularly for companies with wide ...

ISSB publishes jurisdictional guide, seeks experts

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has published a guide to support jurisdictional adoption of standards, as it searches for 150 experts to provide technical input on sustainability disclosures in financial reports. This comes as ...

Personal views influence climate decision-making

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... investment firms are more concerned about their reputation than climate risk," report author and analyst at Market Forces Rose Tehan commented. "Most concerning, we found that investors are overlooking Scope 3 emissions when evaluating risk in their ...

Aware and Macquarie partner on green finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Aware Super has inked a US$50 million deal to buy a speciality infrastructure finance company alongside Macquarie Asset Management's (MAM) Green Investment Group (GIG). Aware's private equity team will co-invest in Galway Sustainable Capital (GSC) ...

AXA IM warns companies on climate lobbying

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Ahead of the new 2024 voting season, a global asset manager with US$1.4 trillion in assets under management has announced it will take action and vote on key ESG proposals. AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has changed its voting policy, stating it will ...

AI trumps climate as chief risk factor: economists

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Work on climate continues quietly in the background, while AI, geopolitical risk and the stickiness of inflation take centre stage. That's the takeaway from the Financial Standard annual Chief Economists Forum this week where Nicki Hutley, independent ...

Climate tech gets funding boost

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 20 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A swathe of climate-related technology firms have received the tick of approval from the federal government's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants scheme. 21 projects involving 91 entities received grants to solve problems ranging from ...

Japan issues first climate transition bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
In a world first, Japan's JPY1.6 trillion (US$11 billion) Climate Transition Bond will launch with proceeds going to fund Japan's carbon neutrality investment roadmap. The bond is certified under the Climate Bonds Standard, which assures environmental ...

Final text of EU ESG laws released

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The European Union has published the final text on the transparency and integrity of environmental, social and governance rating activities. It requires alignment for entities outside of the EU that trade on the EU market. The regulations hope to increase ...