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The 50 most influential ESG corporate professionals in Australia named

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... industries, each wielding significant influence in their respective spheres. This year's Power50 entrants are addressing ESG challenges that need urgent attention. Climate change mitigation remains paramount, with emphasis on renewable energy adoption ...

More funding necessary to fix housing crisis

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... manufacturing, co-ops and mutuals are a model fit for the times, empowering people and small businesses to address challenges alongside government. Co-operative housing currently makes up less than 1% of the total housing stock in Australia. In Europe ...

ESG fund performance leans on growth

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... the global equity index. Beyond this, it targets "a positive impact on the most important environmental and social challenges faced through both investment and engagement." The strategy "does not expose investors to excessive style bias (notably growth). ...

The rising role and risks of generative AI

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 20 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... Currently, 71% of respondents believe specific AI regulation is necessary, though Davis thinks 80% of the market's challenges are already addressed by existing regulatory powers. Therefore, it's important to communicate clearly about the use ...

Stewardship resources should double

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... too often under-resourced," Hall said. "This work has further strengthened our understanding of the many nuances and challenges of resourcing stewardship - even as the industry increasingly recognises stewardship not merely as a necessary function but ...

Poor investment governance costly for asset owners, members: KPMG, Frontier

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... and the long-term maximum benefit may not be the sum of a series of short-term time periods. Interestingly the top challenges nominated by asset owners were establishing a clear mission plan for investments; and having a plan that everyone understands ...

Companies warned to disclose nature risks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... significant knowledge gaps when it comes to nature and biodiversity. There are also significant hurdles created by the challenges of untangling complex global supply chains. "Nature-related dependencies are the source of risk to an organisation because ...

Younger members drive demand

MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... members chose it over other super funds because of its environmental and sustainable options. But there are still many challenges ahead. A separate survey by CoreData found that the number one reason financial advisers find it hard to recommend ESG investments ...

Greenwashing crackdown will boost ESG fund flows: ASIC

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... confusion and is an ongoing challenge." It is vital that firms educate practitioners, especially as to weaknesses or challenges with different sustainability data points, Beyhan added. Longo clarified that the regulator does not assess financial performance ...

AI toolkit to protect human rights

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 MAY 2024  |  NEWS
... element of human endeavour. "And while AI offers tremendous potential for progress, it also prevents a growing set of challenges for online safety, human rights. Every day, new algorithms are developed, new data is generated, and new applications are ...
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