|LeapFrong Investments has appointed Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to its global leadership council.|
|First Sentier Investors has hired Kate Turner as responsible investment specialist.|
|Financial services information publishing company Rainmaker Group has acquired sustainable investment specialist publications The Sustainability Report and Audacious Investing.|
|Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Danielle Welsh-Rose as ESG investment director with regional responsibilities.|
|Australian Ethical Investment Managing Director and CEO Phil Vernon will be stepping down after nine years in the role.|
|Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Bill Hartnett as an ESG investment director.|
|The Australian government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded AU$1.23 million to Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) - a global organization driving impact investing - to develop the ecosystem for gender lens investing in Asia.|
|More than two thirds of apparel companies around the world can demonstrate tracing all final stage suppliers for human rights and environmental exposures, but only 18?% have traced input suppliers and 8% have traced all material suppliers, according ...|
|Future IM/Pact, an initiative aimed at increasing the diversity of talent coming into investment management industry, has signed two new partners and launched student networking events in Sydney and Melbourne.|
|The SASB Foundation has appointed Marc A. Siegel to serve on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).|
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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