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Carbon trading roundup: Verra, REDD+, BetaCarbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Carbon trading platform Verra is in hot water from accusations of alleged abuses by 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 ...

Anti-ESG backlash hasn't halted upwards trend

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
The ongoing debate over asset benchmarking, regulation, and ESG investment versus science-based targets has led top practitioners to tread more carefully on asset allocations and geographical spread. The global responsible investment industry has in ...

Looking beyond the gender pay gap

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Financiers are calling for a more nuanced breakdown of the gender pay gap, including executive salaries, and metrics tracking race, disability, and gender diverse individuals. This week, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) revealed the median total ...

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 ...

Defunct fund pays greenwashing fine

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A now-defunct app-led climate impact fund is the latest entity to cop a fine for greenwashing from the regulator. Melbourne Securities Corporation (MSC) has paid $13,320 to comply with an ASIC infringement notice relating to allegations of misleading ...

Investors scrutinise Australia-first gender pay gap data

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 27 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Investors are looking to today's gender pay gap release to inform decision-making and identify reputational, legal, and financial risks in investible companies. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) today published data on base salaries and total ...

ISSB publishes jurisdictional guide, seeks experts

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has published a guide to support jurisdictional adoption of standards, as it searches for 150 experts to provide technical input on sustainability disclosures in financial reports. This comes as ...

Family businesses see ESG driving future: Grant Thornton

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A large percentage of family-owned business that expect "notable" future revenue growth are acting on ESG and sustainability strategies, linking embracing sustainability with long term success, according to research from Grant Thornton. According to ...

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 ...

AI trumps climate as chief risk factor: economists

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Work on climate continues quietly in the background, while AI, geopolitical risk and the stickiness of inflation take centre stage. That's the takeaway from the Financial Standard annual Chief Economists Forum this week where Nicki Hutley, independent ...
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