Companies making net zero commitments they need to keep: investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The world's largest greenhouse gas emitters have a long way to go on delivering on net-zero emissions promises.

Global fund manager launches local climate transition fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
A leading global fund manager has launched a green transition index fund for Australia and New Zealand.

What's in a name: evaluating the goals behind net zero targets

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Super funds and asset managers have announced commitments to remove risks of greenhouse gas emissions from their portfolios. These announcements have a shorthand - "net zero" or "carbon neutral" or "decarbonisation" - and have varying timelines to reach ...

Industry fund sets bar higher with Net Zero timing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
An industry superannuation fund has set the most ambitious climate change related target yet, aiming to attain a carbon neutral investment portfolio in nine years.

Real estate managers carry out decarbonisation strategies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Real estate managers are continuing the trend of decarbonising their portfolios, with one manager announcing that a portfolio of real estate projects in the US has been certified net carbon zero, while another has set a net zero target.

CEFC finances Tesla megapack battery project

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $160 million in a big battery project in Victoria.

Investors lag in integrating climate risk: PGIM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Investors are increasingly acknowledging climate change as a major risk, but some have not yet incorporated it in investment processes, according to PGIM.

BetaShares to launch climate change innovation ETF

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
BetaShares will launch another sustainability-linked ETF on the ASX.

Ausbil drops fossil fuel companies from sustainable fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Ausbil has excluded companies that derive more than 10% of earnings from direct and indirect fossil fuel holdings from its Active Sustainable Equity Fund.

Agriculture sector can contribute to climate solutions: GreenCollar

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 11 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
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.