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HESTA, Lendlease back First Nations initiative

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 OCT 2021  |  NEWS
Businesses and investors including HESTA and Lendlease have launched an initiative that will focus on strengthening Australia's First People's heritage laws. The First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) ...

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 ...

Analysing the opportunities, challenges of the ESG investing sector

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
ESG is not only a risk management tool, but an investment strategy that can generate value for investors. As the ESG and responsible investment market grows, the industry is evolving in the way its strategies are created and implemented, said Mark Spicer ...

Responsible investment surges past $1tn mark: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The responsible investment is growing faster than the rest of the market, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australia (RIAA). RIAA has released its annual Responsible Investment Benchmark Report, which shows that the total pool of ...

Evergreen launches responsible investment fund index

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Investment consulting firm Evergreen Consultants has launched a responsible investment index that ranks investment manager's intent and actions. The Evergreen Responsible Investment Grading Index (ERIG Index) is aimed at providing financial advisers ...

ASIC reviewing greenwashing in financial products

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
ASIC is reviewing whether sustainability labelled super funds and managed fund are as they claim to be, with the aim of establishing how much greenwashing is present in the Australian market. Currently, there is no regulated definition of ESG, sustainability/green/responsible ...

Super funds file Modern Slavery Statements

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
More than 30 super funds have lodged Modern Slavery Statements in accordance with federal law, according to research from Rainmaker Information. Rainmaker has identified 36 super fund which have lodged statements with the Australian Border Force, in ...

Fund manager issues first Reconciliation Action Plan

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Impact investor Melior Asset Management has developed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP will see Melior commit to 14 activities on a range of issues internal to the business and external in terms of their engagement with companies. ...

Brokers recognised for excellence in ESG research

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse took out awards for excellence in ESG research at the 11 th annual ESG Research Australia Awards. Research reports covering modern slavery and human rights were recognised for informing and driving ...

Responsible investors called to action on First Nations Peoples

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 APR 2021  |  NEWS
Educating and inspiring investors in how they engage with First Nations Peoples is part of the expanding remit of responsible investing, according to Kado Muir, chair of the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance and the National Native Title Council. ...
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