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Climate philanthropists lend muscle to green metal

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 20 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
Climate philanthropists can maximise the impact of their donations by focusing their funding on decarbonising heavy industry exports, a study found. A report titled High-Impact Climate Giving in Australia by Giving Green, found that investors and philanthropists ...

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 ...

Big win for Great Artesian Basin

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024  |  NEWS
In a move welcomed by farmer groups and local councils, Queensland's environmental regulator has imposed a moratorium on any future Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project applications in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB). Late last month, the sunshine ...

Younger members drive demand

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
UniSuper lifted the veil on the appeal of sustainable investment options to the fund's younger members at the RIAA conference on Thursday. In a remarkable sign of transparency in front of its peers, UniSuper chief executive Peter Chun shared member ...

On biodiversity, a 143-year-old museum comes to the rescue

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
In the quest for impeccable biodiversity data, a trillion-dollar fund manager found an unlikely partner in a 143-year-old museum best known for 'Dippy', the dinosaur. At the RIAA conference yesterday, a panel was assembled to talk about the ...

Active ownership is the new sheriff in town

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
Prepare to be dazzled - or bulldozed, as the case may be - as sustainable investing goes through a whirlwind transformation in the next six years, says the chief executive of the nation's third-largest super fund. Speaking at the Responsible Investment ...

RIAA: Green bonds broaden investor appeal

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 18 APR 2024  |  NEWS
ESG-focused financial advisers entering the industry this year are joining at the right time, with a sturdier set of green bonds for client portfolios thanks to imminent EU laws. Sustainable investing decisions made locally are partly shaped by what's ...

Minorities to have bigger say under Positive Duty regime: Rio Tinto

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Sexual harassment claims are more prevalent in mining companies than in any other business sector, but better Positive Duty governance could turn the tide around, especially for minorities, delegates at the ACSI conference heard last Thursday. Kate ...

Greenwashing remains a priority: ASIC

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
The call to stamp greenwashing at the root may have the potentially unintended consequence of stopping big companies from doing a better job at tackling environmental risks, including climate change. It was a packed room last Thursday at the annual ...

AI poses serious governance risk

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Super funds could be left footing the bill of listed companies that are quick to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) systems but slow to grasp the governance risks when the technology fails. Professor Nicholas Davis, a leading academic on emerging technologies ...
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