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Fixing Australia's complicated carbon market

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... still evolving. The authority calls for a National Carbon Market Strategy that "makes the most" of this opportunity for Australia to accelerate ambition on emissions reduction. The review found that "parts of the market that contribute to meeting Australia's ...

Does Canberra's agenda align with sustainable investment?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... billion to go towards green skills and a "revamp of their Safeguard Mechanism - the pollution threshold that underpins Australia's carbon credit scheme -driving greater clarity and accountability for big polluters to reduce emissions." However, the Labor ...

Varying levels of progress on modern slavery: IAST APAC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
APAC-based companies are at various stages of tackling modern slavery, from those coming to grips with the issue to those who are making progress in finding, fixing and preventing modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. Investors Against ...

HESTA, ISPT invests in medical office development

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... healthcare accommodation building. "This investment with ISPT supports our continued focus on identifying opportunities in Australia's fast-growing healthcare sector," said HESTA chief investment officer Sonya Sawtell-Rickson. "Our deep connection and ...

CEFC, ANZ provide discount finance for SMEs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... bottom line and reduce their emissions," said CEFC CEO Ian Learmonth. "Small to medium businesses are a critical part of Australia's economy. As the cost of energy and other inputs continues to rise, it is important to help them access the benefits that ...

APRA releases climate risk assessment results

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
Almost 40% of banks, insurers and superannuation funds say climate-related events could have a "material or moderate impact on their direct operations," according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). APRA has published the findings ...

Pact Group commits to reducing emissions 50% by 2030

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
Pact Group has set a target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in Australia and New Zealand by 50% by 2030. The sustainable packaging, plastic recycling and reuse company's target covers its direct and indirect Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. "Our ...

V-Square launches ESG index strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... Global Equity ESG Materiality and Carbon Transition Indexed Strategy tracks the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) ex-Australia ESG Materiality and Carbon Transition Select Special Tax Index. It integrates considerations of financially material ESG ...

ESG strong factor in M&A activity: PwC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... lead to cost efficiencies. "Then you consider reduced emissions as well and when carbon markets become activated in Australia and this part of the world, you're also going to get the benefits of a reduced carbon tax." Chadha also noted that a manufacturing ...

ESG product definitions a matter for legislation: ASIC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2022  |  NEWS
... should be legislated by government. "The question of whether or not mandatory disclosures will be introduced here in Australia is a matter for the government not for ASIC, but we do note that the current government has a policy around greater transparency ...
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