Commonwealth Bank provides sustainability-linked finance to Wesfarmers
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
Commonwealth Bank and Wesfarmers have signed a $400 million three-year bilateral sustainability-linked loan which will link social and environmental outcomes to the cost of finance.
Australians accept climate science, but don't link to ethical super: Australian Ethical
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
More than 80% of Australians accept that climate change is happening and being impacted by human activities, but only 2% of Australians believe investing with an ethical super fund will have the greatest positive impact on the environment, according ...
Calix outlines case for carbon capture and storage in cement and lime
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAR 2020  |  NEWS
In order for European Union member states to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) will have to be part of the technology solution, according to Australian technology company Calix.
Sydney Airport issues $600m bond with sustainability linked tranche
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
Sydney Airport has issued an approximately $600 million multi-tranche US private placement bond featuring a $100 million sustainability linked tranche.
Green bond issuance could hit close to US$300 billion: Insight Investment
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020  |  NEWS
Insight Investment predicts issuance of green bonds could hit close to US$300 billion in 2020, and the global fund manager is continuing its call for increased transparency and a "clear demonstration of positive impact."
Company, investor climate change partnership "essential": Robeco
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 31 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
Partnership between companies and investors, and between investors themselves, is "essential" to meeting climate change targets, according to global fund manager Robeco.
Analysis: climate change, Australia and the fierce urgency of now
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
As bushfires continue to burn across the southeast of Australia, the push is on to implement effective responses to minimise risk and optimise opportunities stemming from climate change across the economy. Business, finance and civil society are seeking ...
Global green bond market continues to grow, expand: J.P. Morgan
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
The global green bond market continues to both grow and spread into new instruments and new categories, according to J.P. Morgan.
CEFC to provide finance for Bank Australia green home loan program
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is providing finance of up to $60 million to Bank Australia for a green home loan program.
Calculating the shorter, longer-term cost of bushfire
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020  |  NEWS
Economists have begun to count the costs of bushfires throughout southern Australia, identifying that the agriculture, tourism, retail and construction sectors will see negative impacts, but also saying that the worst impacts will be "indirect."