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Bank launches sustainability-linked derivatives

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
One of the major Australian banks has launched sustainability-linked derivative products, building on its existing sustainability-linked loans (SLL) and sustainability-linked bond (SLB) processes. ANZ's sustainability-linked derivatives (SLDs) will ...

ESG "the most important thematic for the next 30 years"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
ESG is tipped to be the most important investment thematic for the next 30 years, according to Plato Investment Management. Managing director Don Hamson pointed to the surge in ESG investment and explained why the asset management industry must take ...

Assessing big tech's ESG risks and opportunities: Aviva Investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Tech companies such as Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft have soared over the past 12 months and the IT sector is a large component of many ESG funds, but Aviva Investors cautions that there are ESG risks to businesses' practices that must be scrutinised. ...

Women make strides on ASX300 boards, but cultural diversity lags

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
The number of women on boards of ASX300 companies has risen by 60% in the past five years, but cultural diversity has not kept pace. The Governance Institute of Australia and Watermark Search International have released the Board Diversity Index, which ...

bfinance hires ESG and responsible investment director

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director. Sarita Gosrani comes to bfinance from XPS Pensions Group, where she was head of ESG research. She helped lead the ...

Setting ESG targets a "first mover advantage" for companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Setting ambitious ESG targets can provide companies with a "first mover advantage" in terms of access to new forms of capital and investment. Adam Carrel, partner in the EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services team, and Emily Whelan, ESG advisory ...

Quant manager deploys AI to identify corporate greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Acadian Asset Management has developed an AI system to identify greenwashing in potential investments. Acadian, a quantitative equities manager, integrates environmental, social and governance data widely through portfolio processes. The firm said it ...

Investor consortium completes Tilt Renewables deal

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables. The Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR) consortium, which is led by QIC in conjunction with co-investors including Aware Super, Hostplus ...

Crescent Wealth announces new shareholder, board appointments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Crescent Wealth have announced a number of director changes as the head of one of Australia's largest privately owned companies takes a material shareholding in the company. Peregrine Corporation managing director Charlie Shahin has taken a stake in ...

Climate friendly super choice could halve emissions: Australian Ethical

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 2 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Australian Ethical and independent MP Zali Steggall issued a call to super fund members to look upon their super fund choice as a tool to address climate change. The ethical super fund issued a set of calculations that they said show that if Australians ...
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