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Apostle Funds Management launches people and planet fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
Apostle Funds Management (AFM) has launched a diversified fund that will seek positive impact in social and environmental areas. The People and Planet Diversified Fund has attracted seed investment from Statewide Super, soon to merge with Hostplus. ...

BlueScope steels itself for climate action

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
When BlueScope Steel announced last year it had set a 2050 net zero target, it was the beginning of a process to embed a decarbonisation strategy in a company in one of the hardest to abate industrial sectors. The commitment to reach net zero on scope ...

ESG drivers rising up M&A strategy agenda: PwC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
ESG performance is influencing mergers and acquisitions and impacting value calculations, according to PwC. PwC has published analysis of the global and local outlook for M&A activity. The report notes that in 2021, Australia was active across most ...

Retail demand for thematic ESG ETFs climbs: Investment Trends

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
There is significant retail investor demand for specific thematic ETFs in the ESG sector, particularly renewable energy-based ETFs, according to research from Investment Trends. Investment Trends has released the 2021 Investment Trends/BetaShares ETF ...

Conscious Investment Management adopts Reconciliation Action Plan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
Specialist impact investment fund manager Conscious Investment Management (CIM) has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The Reflect RAP is intended to guide the firm's "commitment to collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

Podcast: What is authentic ESG integration?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
In this episode of the Financial Standard podcast brought to you by MFS Investment Management, we discuss what integration of environmental, social and governance-related means for stock selection in investment portfolios, how fund managers can demonstrate ...

J.P. Morgan Asset Management appoints head of sustainable investing research

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has created the role of head of sustainable investing research, hiring Roland Rott to fill the role. In this new role, Rott will oversee a team including several climate scientists, specialising in developing ESG and thematic ...

CEFC, Hostplus, Octopus Australia to invest in renewable energy asset

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Octopus Australia will develop a renewable energy asset in regional Victoria. The CEFC and Octopus Australia have partnered to develop the Gippsland Renewable Energy Park (GREP), an early-stage renewable ...

Pollination harvests blue carbon credits from mangrove project

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
Pollination Group has announced that the first tranche of blue carbon credits from the world's largest mangrove restoration project has been sold. The Delta Blue Carbon Project (DBC-1) is owned by Indus Delta Capital (IDC), the government of Sindh in ...

Divestment from sanctioned Russian companies a matter of governance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
A number of asset owners have announced that they will divest from Russian holdings in response to the invasion of Ukraine. In addition to ethical considerations, investors will have to sell out of Russian securities if the underlying company appears ...