|The agricultural sector has a substantial role to play in addressing climate change through emissions reductions and improved biodiversity while providing financial benefit, according to GreenCollar.|
|A range of investors have backed independent MP Zali Steggall draft climate change law in testimony to a parliamentary inquiry.|
|ESG-inclusive commodities such as carbon offsets and water will see strong growth in 2021, according to exchange Xpansiv.|
|The Australian government will join the international Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) and will refresh the National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy.|
|The Biden presidency brings the US back to the table on ESG issues, with implications for Australia.|
|The transition towards a global circular economy will be a key ESG issue in 2021, according to American Century Investments.|
|Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has become a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).|
|Eastern Australia is one of the top 24 global deforestation front, making Australia the only developed nation on a list from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).|
|HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management and two international fund managers have founded an initiative to accelerate investment in natural capital.|
|The Australian government's updated Nationally Determined Contribution to cutting carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement has drawn criticism for remaining substantially unchanged from its earlier commitments.|
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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