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Investment consultants launch net zero initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 21 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Twelve investment consulting firms including two Australian firms have launched the Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative (NZICI). Frontier, JANA and other investment consultants responsible for advising institutional asset owners on assets of ...

Ratcheting up ambition on climate finance goals

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... significant sums of money. When the Paris Agreement was signed in October 2016 by participating governments including Australia, governments alone committed to provide US$100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020 - money to support mitigation and ...

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

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... the approach plays a minor role, which is lower than the regional average of 23% who share this view. ESG uptake in Australia is expected to increase significantly in the coming two years. Today, 50% of investors say ESG is becoming integral or a necessity ...

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 ...

Greenpeace reveals greenwashing ASX companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... by 2025 is "the key measure of credibility of any corporate climate action plan," according to Greenpeace. Greenpeace Australia Pacific has launched Hero to zero: uncovering the truth of corporate Australia's climate action claims, which examines ...

Islamic fund to expand into banking

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
A leading provider of Islamic financial products is planning to expand into banking. Hejaz Financial Services is in the process of submitting an application to APRA as a restricted ADI, said CEO Hakan Ozyon. If successful, Ozyon said they would be the ...

Analysing the opportunities, challenges of the ESG investing sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... the way its strategies are created and implemented, said Mark Spicer, director climate change and sustainability, KPMG Australia. Spicer and Emily Whelan, ESG advisory sales, UBS, recently discussed the state of the ESG investing industry. "Value creation ...

ESG, corporate purpose top CEOs' agenda: KPMG

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... story," according to research from KPMG. The KPMG 2021 CEO Outlook, a study of 1,300 CEOs across 12 countries including Australia, finds that ESG and corporate purpose top the CEO agenda - 94% of Australian CEOs and 86% of their global counterparts said ...

Climate transition a business opportunity: Geoff Summerhayes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
... transition as relating to net zero, Summerhayes noted, and said that to achieve those goals, investors and companies in Australia and globally are working to build capability across key areas including leadership, insight and risk, strategy and targets ...

New ethical fund appoints Equity Trustees as RE

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 9 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The Haven Wealth Partners Ethical Absolute Return Fund is a value-focused ethical absolute return fund, which applies positive and negative screens to its investments in companies that are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Haven Wealth ...
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