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Australia among "least attractive" countries for green investment: report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 19 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Australia is one of the least attractive countries for green investment, according to an assessment of G20 countries by three major global investor groups. The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), the Asian Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) ...

Baring Private Equity Asia inks multi-billion dollar SLL

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has established a sustainability linked loan (SLL) worth up to US$3.2, with initial commitments of approximately US$1.5 billion. The SLL facility is linked to sustainability performance targets that will reduce the ...

Climate change "a first-order risk": RBA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle called climate change "a first-order risk for the financial system", with broad-ranging impacts on Australia. Debelle also warned while there has only been "isolated examples" of divestment from ...

Investors assess ESG landscape, client needs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Investor demand for ESG products is reaching new heights, and clear communication that transparently reports impacts, risk and returns is key to meeting clients' needs, according to ESG investing experts. Michelle Brisbane, CEO of Ethical Investment ...

Evidence of ESG's impact "inconclusive": Morningstar

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 7 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
The evidence that global equity ESG funds can improve returns or reduce risk on average is "inconclusive," according to Morningstar. Fund flows into sustainable investments is growing strongly. According to research from Rainmaker Information, a net ...

ASIC trains sights on IPO net zero statements

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 30 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
ASIC has intervened in net zero statements in the IPO of an energy company, a further signal that the regulator is monitoring greenwashing statements. ASIC announced that it had intervened to seek clarification about net zero greenhouse gas emissions ...

Fragmented ESG regulation in APAC a challenge: State Street

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The fragmented nature of ESG regulation in Asia Pacific leaves investors facing an "uphill struggle", according to State Street. There is less regulation governing ESG in APAC than in Europe, and the lack of a universally agreed approach has led to ...

ESG integration challenged by regional regulation, data: Northern Trust

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Investors believe they will incorporate ESG factors over the next five years, but regional differences including regulation can present challenges for integration, according to Northern Trust. There are disparate approaches to the regulation of ESG ...

ESG "becoming integral" to investors: BNP Paribas Securities Services

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Australian institutional investors say that ESG is becoming integral, and expect that it will become more important over the next two years, according to BNP Paribas Securities Services. BNP Paribas Securities Services has issued the ESG Global Survey ...

APAC data centre operator inks $2.1bn sustainability linked loan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
An Asia-Pacific data centre operator with facilities in Australia has converted its existing $2.1 billion corporate loans into a sustainability linked loan (SLL). AirTrunk's SLL, which matures in 2025, is linked to targets including diversity and ...
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