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Funding green buildings risks greenwashing accusations

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... Finance (CEF) says buildings are the "low-hanging fruit" that make up the lion's share of the big four banks' sustainable finance target (SFT) of $385 billion by 2030 - while just 7% flows to financing clean energy and hard-to-abate sectors. There is ...

Preqin offers ESG benchmark for alternatives

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... The benchmark assesses more than 1000 ESG funds, as well as impact funds, climate funds, and compliance with Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and Sharia Law. The yardstick allows investors to assess ...

Upskill needed as mandatory reporting looms

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024  |  NEWS
... evolving global landscape." In response to this and similar findings, Canberra recently released its first Sustainable Finance Capability Framework - upskilling the finance sector on sustainability. The consultation paper is open until the end of April ...

Nature taskforce announces leadership overhaul

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... appointed. Mitchell is vice chair of the TNFD stewardship council, engaging globally on risks and opportunities in sustainable finance. Also appointed is Hiro Mizuno, founder and CEO of financial services firm Good Steward Partners. He also advises index ...

Deutsche Bank links 33% of long-term bonuses to non-financial targets

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... three years, compared to the prior past performance approach. The bank first announced it would integrate sustainable finance components into executive pay in 2020. Executive pay will be set against targets such as the amount of sustainable financing ...

CBA launches green business loan

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... environmental goals but also lower operating costs," Cairns said. He said the loan is the latest in a series of sustainable finance solutions and tools to support customers in implementing sustainability initiatives. Prior sustainable financing solutions ...

More calls for adaptation

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... on our economy, on our communities, and on our natural environment." Canberra is currently consulting on a sustainable finance strategy led by Treasurer Jim Chalmers, aimed at facilitating multiple forms of investments. Initially, the consultation was ...

Major indices provide ESG clarity

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... by major indices, hoping to help investors and the businesses they invest in to navigate biodiversity and sustainable finance requirements. The firms, S&P Dow Jones and Deutsche Bank, recently responded to allegations they listed companies with links ...

Firms wrestle with ESG data challenges

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... their ESG data, they cannot effectively make decisions using that information," said Nadia Humphreys, head of sustainable finance data solutions at Bloomberg. This comes as KPMG recently published a report finding that most companies plan to spend more ...

ESG indices linked to Myanmar junta

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
... they can bring to the table with their outsourced index providers, or any other intermediary." Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI) told FS Sustainability it will include human rights in its development of its Australian sustainable finance ...
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