|Downer EDI Limited has established a $1.4 billion syndicated sustainability linked loan facility, linked to environmental and social metrics.|
|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 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.|
|The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will merge into one organisation by mid-2021.|
|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 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.|
|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).|
|Woolworths Group has become the latest Australian company to pledge to power its entire operations with renewable electricity by 2025.|
|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.|
|Australia's largest waste management company has released its first stand-alone sustainability report.|
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.
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.
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.
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