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The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The 50 most influential environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) professionals working at ASX-listed companies have been named by trade publication FS Sustainability in the 2024 ESG Power50 guide. Running for the second year, the ESG Power50 ...

More funding necessary to fix housing crisis

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
There are some apprehensions over adequacy of $11.3 billion of new funding earmarked for housing in the 2024 Budget. The housing funding builds on investments the government recently promised over the next decade, including: $10 bn for the Housing Australia ...

ESG fund performance leans on growth

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The sustainable investing space continues to mature, with increasing demand for genuine impact and value-based strategies over growth-focused ones, says Nomura UK's sustainable equities portfolio manager. Alex Rowe recently completed his APAC tour coinciding ...

CIM to develop ACCUs with Greening Australia

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
Conscious Investment Management (CIM) has partnered with an environmental non-profit to jointly develop Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) under the environmental planting methodology. The first acquisition under the partnership will restore biodiversity ...

Budget 2024: Additional $11.3bn promised for housing

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The Albanese government has made significant new housing investments in the Budget to help deliver a comprehensive Homes for Australia plan. "We're easing the cost of living - and we're building more homes for Australians. In the five years ...

Budget 2024: A win for clean energy, not environment

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The Federal Budget is an "excellent down-payment" on clean energy - but fails on nature and biodiversity, gas, electrification, and ACCUs. Treasurer Jim Chalmers aims to unlock $65 billion in renewables by 2030 through the Capacity Investment Scheme. ...

Budget 2024: Regulators given boost to combat misconduct, cybersecurity

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
The government will provide $17.3 million over four years to ASIC and APRA to combat greenwashing and other related financial misconduct and help further develop Australia's sustainable finance market. In a bid to promote the development of sustainable ...

Make sustainability sexy

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
Sydney's inaugural Climate Action Week kicked off with a flurry of events across the city, including a panel with Planet Ark founder Jon Dee, and Green Building Council of Australia CEO Davina Rooney. The key message? 'Make sustainability sexy.' ...

Subsidiaries must comply with Aussie regime

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 13 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... Union's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC). Questions have centred on whether inbound Australian subsidiaries of international groups should report locally, where the ...

Member accuses UniSuper of greenwashing

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
UniSuper was recently hit with fresh allegations of greenwashing by a member who issued a complaint to ASIC in relation to certain holdings. The member believes UniSuper marketing two of its three responsible investment options as 'sustainable' places ...
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