|MUFG and First Sentier Investors have appointed Velina Karadzhova to lead the recently-launched First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute.|
|The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has formed a new Sustainability Group and hired Darian McBain as chief sustainability officer.|
|HESTA CEO Debby BlakeyÂ has been appointed to the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).|
|Boutique Australian equity fund manager Merlon Capital Partners has hired Rebecca El-Khoury as sustainability manager.|
|PRI has hired a head of APAC policy among other roles designed to augment its capacity in Australia.|
|Conscious Investment management has hired Tenielle Jordan as vice president, investment legal.|
|Global forestry investments manager New Forests has hired a head of sustainability and created a new impact and advocacy business unit.|
|Fidelity international has hired a director, sustainable investing from HESTA.|
|Mercer has created the role of global head of sustainable investment research as part of a global expansion in sustainable investment capabilities.|
|Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.|
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.
A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.
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