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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 ...

Personal views influence climate decision-making

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... limits global temperature rise to 1.65°C by 2100 at a 50% probability. Financiers face barriers to investment from greenwashing and a lack of adequate data from companies on their climate plans, but are actively using both engagement and divestment ...

Final text of EU ESG laws released

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... for entities outside of the EU that trade on the EU market. The regulations hope to increase transparency, prevent greenwashing, drive investment into sustainability products, and help businesses in the region meet the Paris Agreement. It also includes ...

Rest selects Dasseti for ESG due diligence digitisation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... 2026. ESG due diligence is increasingly seen as an essential part of sustainable investment due to concerns over greenwashing as well as the expanding scope mandatory ESG-related disclosures including modern slavery and the likely implementation of mandatory ...

ESG skills in hot demand in risk, compliance hiring

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The advent of mandatory climate-related financial disclosures and the increased focus on greenwashing and ESG disclosure have driven hiring demand for candidates with expertise in ESG, risk and compliance, according to Kaizen Recruitment. In an update ...

Growth in green bond issuance brings choice, challenges

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... lack of regulatory clarity on what constitutes an impact strategy, limited transparency from companies and "evident greenwashing" in other cases. "I think in order to achieve transparency, first you need consistency and guidance," Neidert said. "There ...

Australia climbs quickly on climate policy development

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... broadened focus on climate adaptation, transition, and biodiversity in Australia. The federal government cracked down on greenwashing and modern slavery, announced the development of sectoral net zero strategy approaches, put forward the National Electric ...

Accountant ethics board drafts new sustainability benchmarks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... standards intend to restore public and institutional trust in publicly communicated sustainability information, mitigate greenwashing and improve quality. The benchmarks will be used globally by national accreditation bodies when accrediting and authorising ...

Ad industry proposes greenwashing code

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 22 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
The peak body for Australia's advertisers is taking on greenwashing via a new draft code. The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has released an exposure draft Environmental Claims Code that they say will form an integral part of ...

Top 10 most-read articles of 2023

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 28 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... investment activities and demonstrate how stewardship activities generate value in investments. #5: ASIC issues more greenwashing fines January: ASIC continued its crackdown on greenwashing, having previously fined two more entities over alleged false ...
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