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Nature-related disclosures underway

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 1 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Reporting on nature-related corporate disclosures with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is now underway, with the first 320 companies and financial institutions now taking part. The first cohort of adopters are taking steps ...

Accountant ethics board drafts new sustainability benchmarks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
An international independent global standards-setting board has released new standards on ethical considerations in sustainability reporting and assurance. Public consultation has opened on the two new exposure drafts, put forward by International Ethics ...

Social and governance factors top "new risk reality"

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 30 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
Social and governance risk are gaining traction as a focus for corporates, as these topics become recognised as central to sustainability - now an essential in today's climate-conscious world. In a shifting corporate risk environment, governance ...

Australian gender pay gap data to be revealed from February

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
From February 2024, Australian companies with 100 or more employees will be required to publish their median gender pay gap between male and female employees. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) will publish the first set of private sector employer ...

Investor group with US$2tr AUM to measure avoided emissions

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
Mirova and Robeco have led a group of investors with more than US$2 trillion of AUM to develop a global database of greenhouse gas emission avoidance factors to help facilitate transition finance. The initiative, supported by 10 founding partners including ...

Forestry fund falls short of target

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 29 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
A global natural capital manager raised US$130 million towards its US$300 million target for its Tropical Asia Forest Fund 2 (TAFF2). Investors in TAFF2 include Mitsui, Nomura, Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian government, David and Lucile ...

China relaunches offsets market, releases biodiversity framework

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 25 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
China's Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) scheme has restarted after a six-year pause, as the country releases its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Suspended in 2017 due to low trading volume and lack of standardisation in carbon audits ...

Australian Ethical grants $500k to climate solutions

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
Pure-play ethical investment manager Australian Ethical has announced $500,000 in grants for non-profits in the climate solutions space. The grants are part of the firm's annual allocation of 10% of its profits to fund environmental or social initiatives ...

Shell shareholders worth €4tr to vote for Paris

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 22 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
A record number of 27 institutional investors with €4 trillion euro in assets under management have co-filed a resolution to urge Shell Paris-aligned emissions targets. The investors, which include one of the biggest investment managers in the world ...

Media a strong influence on corporate decisions

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 22 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
More than two-thirds of Australian C-suite leaders report that the media impacts on their decision-making around ESG strategy. Corporate leaders sought ESG news mainly through dedicated ESG publications and websites such as FS Sustainability, as well ...