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ESG managed funds outperform
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 23 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
The top wholesale ESG managed funds have turned in strong returns over the past one and three years to August 2020, according to research from Rainmaker Information. BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) has shown a return of 27.9% over ...
Bank, state government become first buyers of Reef Credits
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
The Australian arm of a global bank and a state government have become the first purchasers of Reef Credits - tradeable units measuring improvements to water quality flowing onto the Great Barrier Reef. HSBC Australia and the Queensland government have ...
Assessing the costs, opportunities to green hydrogen
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
The European Union's target for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 will necessitate making green hydrogen a commercially viable energy source by 2030, which brings costs and opportunities, according to BNP Paribas Asset Management. The EU is set to ...
First Sentier publishes Modern Slavery Statement
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
First Sentier Investors (FSI) has issued its Modern Slavery Statement, which it calls a "high level" approach to identifying sources of risk and remedies. FSI outlined its policies to managing modern slavery in its operational supply chain as well as ...
Medibank issues first sustainability report
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Private health insurer Medibank has issued its first sustainability report, providing analysis on key stakeholders, and mapping their activities to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Medibank identified customer health, employee health, community ...
Social issues and climate dominate engagement: SSGA
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Social issues are at the top of companies' agendas, driven by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to State Street Global Advisors. SSGA has detailed the issues of engagement and its voting during the 2020 season through October 2020, noting ...
Positive outlook for impact future: Conscious Investment Management
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Impact investment deals have continued to flow through 2020, according to specialist investment manager Conscious Investment Management. CIO Matthew Tominc noted that Conscious Investment Management focuses on social infrastructure like disability housing ...
TCorp NSW issues $1.3 billion green bond
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
TCorp, the investment and financial management partner of the New South Wales (NSW) public sector, has issued a new $1.3 billion dollar green bond. Investor demand for the November 2030 bond was strong - the book was three times oversubscribed at final ...
Industry fund lifts game on SRI options
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
A $120 billion industry superannuation fund has revamped its SRI option to tighten screening standards. Aware Super has updated its Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) options to refine the list of excluded companies to include those earning 5% or ...
RIAA adviser guide aims at education in ESG space
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
There is strong retail demand for responsible investing products, but the sector is still "confusing" and in need of both consumer and adviser education, according to a panel of experts. The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has ...
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