SGX CEO calls for increased international collaboration on sustainability

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 1 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
The CEO of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) called for increased international collaboration to advance the sustainability agenda.

Enhanced ESG reporting linked to funding outcomes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Measuring, monitoring and reporting on material ESG exposures can assist companies in securing funding from ESG investors, among other financial achievements.

Why do payable days matter?

SASHI REDDY  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021  |  WHITEPAPER
Payable Days' is the number of days a company takes to pay its suppliers. Investors often learn in 'Finance 101' courses that the longer a company takes to pay its suppliers the stronger its bargaining power is with them. Consequently, this is considered ...

Singapore Stock Exchange to launch carbon exchange

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is developing a carbon exchange and marketplace with an aim to launch by the end of 2021.

$515 million sustainability loan anchors seaport refinance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
An Australian seaport has secured more than a half a billion dollars in sustainability-linked and green loans as part of a broader refinancing transaction.

Science-Based Targets an indicator of future climate action: Federated Hermes

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
Companies that set with the Science-based Targets to reduce climate change risk are a "strong indicator of future performance on emissions reduction" and this information can be useful in constructing fixed income portfolios, according to Federated Hermes.

APRA to conduct climate vulnerability assessment on banks

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
APRA is developing a framework to assess Australia's largest banks for their vulnerability to climate risk.

AICD presses case for stakeholder role in governance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 APR 2021  |  NEWS
Recent governance failures at companies such as Rio Tinto and AMP show the risks and damage caused when decisions are disconnected from stakeholder interests, according to a new guide to stakeholder engagement by the Australian Institute of Company Directors ...

NZ climate disclosure legislation to affect Australian entities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 APR 2021  |  NEWS
The New Zealand government has introduced world-first legislation that will require listed companies, banks, insurers and fund managers to make public climate risk-related disclosures.

Coles sets net zero target with absolute emissions reductions

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021  |  NEWS
Supermarket giant Coles has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by more than 75% by 2030 and is aiming to do so without carbon offsets.