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Funding green buildings risks greenwashing accusations

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024  |  NEWS
Climate Energy Finance (CEF) says buildings are the "low-hanging fruit" that make up the lion's share of the big four banks' sustainable finance target (SFT) of $385 billion by 2030 - while just 7% flows to financing clean energy and hard-to-abate sectors. ...

Sandon Capital to buy carbon farms

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 15 APR 2024  |  NEWS
An activist fund has lobbed a $11.6 million cash takeover bid for a majority stake in 30 Western Australian carbon farms. Carbon Conscious Investments (CCI) holds carbon property rights to nearly 17,000 hectares of Mallee trees plantation in the WA ...

Three innovations to fix carbon market

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... from a focus on carbon neutrality to net zero alignment, beyond company value chains. Driven by the Safeguard Mechanism, ACCU demand will peak at 31 million units in 2033, says CMI, the member-based group targeting best practice in carbon markets and ...

Borrowers pressured for plans as Scope 3 left in dust

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024  |  NEWS
Almost half (42%) of energy companies on Citi bank's loan book do not have climate transition plans. The US bank's recently released climate report ranked energy companies from "low" to "strong" based on emissions reduction plans. It found current transition ...

Flawed carbon credits add to business risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... farmers vulnerable. "Last year we welcomed the recommendation of the Chubb Review that the Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU) system be overhauled. We also consider that the Chubb Review itself didn't go far enough in its findings to ensure that ...

Big super's plan on fossil fuel return

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
While the country's top 30 super funds have lower stakes in Woodside and Santos, they continue to engage with the resource companies while prioritising returns for members. Compared with two years prior, the two energy giants have a larger share ...

Firms wrestle with ESG data challenges

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Financiers are struggling to cope with new ESG requirements, grappling with data challenges and alignment of sustainability goals with business strategy. New research from Bloomberg finds ESG data is the biggest hurdle. A survey of 200 European financial ...

Carbon trading roundup: Verra, REDD+, BetaCarbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... Human Rights Watch, as it seeks public input on a global methodology for carbon capture and storage hubs. Australia's ACCU supply could triple by 2033, making it the largest developer of offsets globally. According to S&P, the annual issuance of ...

Business calls for 12-month climate reporting delay

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The Business Council of Australia has called for a minimum 12-month delay on climate reporting, citing a need for "training wheels" to prevent "risking failure." This comes as Treasury considers a 6-month delay raised by the Australian Institute of ...

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 ...
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