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CEFC backs soil health technology platform

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has backed a technology platform designed to cut the cost of measuring and monitoring soil health and carbon levels - a key component in cutting land-based emissions. The CEFC has allocated $1.6 million to ...

NSW rail operator signs $1.8 billion green sustainability linked loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
A NSW passenger train PPP has become the latest entity to sign a $1.8 billion, 21-year green sustainability-linked loan (GSSL). Reliance Rail, which is responsible for the design, manufacture and maintenance of 78 Waratah passenger trains and the maintenance ...

Banksia Foundation announces awards finalists

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 28 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
An eco-resort offering nature-based tourism and a research institute creating living seawalls with 3D printing are amongst the finalists for the 33rd Banksia National Sustainability Awards. The award covers diverse categories including biodiversity ...

Australian Unity hires ESG property specialist

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 28 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
Australian Unity has hired Parag Shinde as national manager - ESG, responsible for leading and implementing a best-in-class ESG approach across the firm's commercial property portfolio. Shinde comes to Australian Unity from Property NSW, where he was ...

PwC Australia appoints first chief sustainability officer

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 25 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
PwC Australia has hired an industry veteran as its first chief sustainability officer. Janette O'Neill joins PwC Australia from QBE Insurance, where she has been group head of sustainability since 2017. In her new role, O'Neill will provide leading ...

AGL takeover bid first, but not last on net zero grounds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
The takeover bid for AGL by Mike Cannon-Brookes's Grok Ventures and Brookfield Asset Management is not likely to be the only proposed deal that seeks to take emissions intensive infrastructure and utility assets from listed markets into private ownership ...

Platforms increasing ESG products, research: Investment Trends

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
Platforms are rapidly increasing ESG research, tools and products to meet consumer demand, according to research from Investment Trends. Investment Trends has released the annual Platform Benchmarking Report, with focus areas included supporting advisers ...

HSBC Asset Management launches ESG Asia bond fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
HSBC Asset Management has launched an active fixed income fund investing in Asian bonds with a strong bias towards issuers with sound ESG profiles. The HSBC GIF Asia ESG Bond Fund is set up to have a higher ESG score and a lower carbon intensity score ...

Australian Ethical sees net inflows surge upward

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
Australian Ethical Investment's net inflows rose 42%, with funds under management up to $6.94 billion as of the end of the first half of the financial year. Half hear operating revenue rose 38% to $35.2 million, compared to the six months ended ...

U Ethical makes two board appointments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 FEB 2022  |  NEWS
U Ethical has appointed Annette King and Robin Burns to its board of directors. King brings more than 18 years' experience in directorships, including roles at MLC Australia, Swiss Re, AFG and FNZ Group. She also has over 10 years in CEO or general ...