|The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has hired Graham Sinden as head of climate risk.|
|Alphinity Investment Management has created a new role of ESG and sustainability manager.|
|Two Melbourne-based organisations are augmenting staff by recruiting for analysts with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) responsibilities.|
|The European Commission has appointed PRI Chief Responsible Investment Officer Nathan Fabian has been appointed chair of the European Platform on Sustainable Finance.|
|Wesfarmers has announced that Diane Smith-Gander will retire as a non-executive director of the company at the company's November AGM.|
|Specialist sustainability advisory firm Chronos Sustainability has appointed Arisa Kishigami as a?specialist advisor on sustainable investment.|
|Systematic equities manager Realindex Investments has hired Joanna Nash to the newly created role of senior quantitative portfolio manager.|
|Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate change, has been appointed environment commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission.|
|The Guardians of NZ Superannuation has appointed Rosemary Vilgan to a five year board term that commences 1 October.|
|Ethical funds manager U Ethical has hired two women to its investments team.|
Only one in five victims of modern slavery are identified in Australia, meaning that identifying instances and exposures of modern slavery will be a key project for Australian organisations that fall under the Modern Slavery Act's reporting obligations, according to Informed 365.
Integration of material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes in fixed income and credit portfolios is "crucial" to risk management, according to Janus Henderson.
With material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues increasingly demonstrating their impact on companies' ability to generate long term value for investors, fund managers are making the case that ESG can augment quality signals in strategies.
Editorial note: This piece is sponsored by T. Rowe Price Integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into emerging markets portfolios can assist investors in finding companies that outperform their peers. However, they also present challenges for managers that take ESG into consideration.
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