Victorian government announces $10m biodiversity fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 23 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
The Victorian state government has announced a $10 million fund aimed at protecting threatened flora and fauna and boosting private investment in the state's biodiversity.

Possible $480bn carbon hit by 2030 for ASX300: Emmi

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUN 2022  |  NEWS
More than 30% of ASX300 value could be at risk by 2030 if the world becomes carbon constrained, according to modelling from carbon fintech and financial infrastructure company Emmi.

ISPT launches sustainable furniture scheme, diverts waste

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
Industry Super Property Trust (ISPT) has resold or rehomed more than 15,000 pieces of office furniture as part of an office building refit, diverting waste from landfill and recovering related costs as part of a sustainable furniture scheme.

HSBC funds blue carbon projects

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 21 APR 2022  |  NEWS
HSBC is funding two new blue carbon projects - one relating to the Great Barrier Reef, the other to establish a framework for an investment fund.

Biodiversity risk goes to heart of finance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 APR 2022  |  NEWS
Biodiversity is a quickly emerging risk and opportunity for investors and companies, but addressing the materiality of ecosystem and dependencies is complex and goes to the heart of finance, according to a panel of experts.

Alcoa alumina refining project receives ARENA funding

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 APR 2022  |  NEWS
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Western Australia's Clean Energy Future Fund (CEFF) have backed a pilot by Alcoa of Australia to trial new carbon reduction technology in refining.

Budget "misses opportunity" to address sustainability

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
The 2022 federal budget has been labelled a "missed opportunity" or a "massive missed opportunity" on areas including climate and sustainable development.

Draft Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures released

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
Sustainability reporting experts and climate specialists welcomed the release of the draft Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) but said more needs to be done on the language and metrics.

Investors putting climate change at centre of strategy: Robeco

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 24 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
Nearly a quarter of institutional investors globally say climate change is at the centre of their investment policy, with more than half saying it is a significant factor, according to research from Robeco.

US SEC proposes rules for climate disclosure

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 MAR 2022  |  NEWS
US listed companies will be required to report on carbon emissions, climate-related goals and transition plans and climate-related risk assessment under draft rules from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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