Downer inks $1.4 billion sustainability-linked debt facility

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 4 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
Downer EDI Limited has established a $1.4 billion syndicated sustainability linked loan facility, linked to environmental and social metrics.

Sharp increase in food waste: Rabobank Australia

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
The impact of COVID-19 has also hit Australia's progress in reducing food waste, leading to a jump in the amount of food Australian households are throwing out, according to Rabobank Australia.

Companies expect increase in sales linked to sustainability: HSBC

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 DEC 2020  |  NEWS
Companies in Australia expect an increase in sales as a direct result of efforts to incorporate sustainability in their business, according to a survey from HSBC.

International sustainability accounting standards bodies to merge

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will merge into one organisation by mid-2021.

Evolution Mining links value generation to sustainability goals

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
Gold miner Evolution Mining is integrating sustainability goals as part of its long term value generation, citing water usage, climate risks and social license to operate as key material issues.

AGL, ARENA in $8m electric vehicle charging study

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
AGL and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are launching an $8 million trial to test the impact of electric vehicle (EV) charging on the electricity grid.

Climate change, SDG impacts of US election

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares the next administration, there are implications for action in Australia as well as for achieving greater alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Companies pledge 100% renewable energy by 2025

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
Woolworths Group has become the latest Australian company to pledge to power its entire operations with renewable electricity by 2025.

WBCSD survey to chart stakeholder engagement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 3 NOV 2020  |  NEWS
WBCSD and DNV GL have issued a survey aimed at gathering insights into how stakeholder engagement, materiality and risk management can support board-level decision-making.

Cleanaway publishes first sustainability report after engagement

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 30 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Australia's largest waste management company has released its first stand-alone sustainability report.