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UBS nabs ex-UOB sustainability lead

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Global financial services firm UBS has named Jiayun Fang as Southeast Asia social impact and philanthropy lead, group sustainability and impact. Fang has a background in sustainability, social impact, corporate philanthropy, diversity and inclusion ...

Rockefeller org picks climate advisers

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
A highly influential US$6.3 billion private foundation has set up a new Climate Advisory Council to accelerate the just transition and named its inaugural co-chairs and members. The Rockefeller Foundation, the global philanthropic medical research and ...

AI and crypto mining to drive energy opps: PGIM

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
The rising consumption of all things digital - cloud computing, artificial intelligence and crypto mining - are giving fund managers new and unlikely sources of alpha in the global energy sector, PGIM research shows. In its investment report titled ...

Pollination targets climate tech start-ups

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Pollination has launched a new $150 million fund for clean energy and technology start-ups with the Queensland government as a cornerstone investor. QIC-managed Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF) committed to invest an undisclosed sum ...

Fintech group nabs ESG lead

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Louisa Scott has started as director of ESG for Automic Group, the financial services tech platform. She joins an existing team which includes another director-level consultant in the Sydney office, Owen Morrison. It is part of a growth drive in the ...

abrdn strengthens sustainability function

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Amid a leadership spill, global investment firm abrdn has overhauled its sustainability offering, with a series of new senior appointments, and the launch of a new executive sustainability committee. Sarah Moody Sarah Moody has been named the FTSE 250-listed ...

Canberra scopes First Nations economic policy

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
The Coalition of Peaks is currently consulting on the design of a First Nations Economic Partnership with Treasury. The aim is to improve access to capital markets and employment opportunities and address legislative or policy barriers that hinder that ...

AOFM launches first Green Treasury Bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
The Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) has this week launched the first Green Treasury Bond. The $7 billion sovereign green bonds will mature on June 21, 2034 and settlement will occur on June 14. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deutsche ...

Global investors unite for Climate Action 100+

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
A group of global asset owners has issued a statement in support of Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) after an exodus of large investor members early this year. The initiative received the endorsement from 44 asset owners across the globe, including the ...

Brookfield bids for majority stake in Neoen

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Brookfield and its institutional partners have lobbed a bid to acquire a 53% majority stake in French renewable energy company Neoen from current owners, including Impala, the investment vehicle of French entrepreneur Jacques Veyrat and his family ...
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