|Small cap companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) have made the largest improvement in their sustainability reporting and disclosure in 2020, with all listed companies showing improvement overall.|
|Super fund trustees are "squeezed" when it comes to managing climate risk, between members seeking divestment, regulatory guidance on managing climate risk, and proposed legislation that may limit access to proxy advisers, according to the chair of Spirit ...|
|Australia's largest sustainability linked loan (SLL) has been inked, providing nearly $3 billion in finance linked to ESG improvements across a diversified property portfolio.|
|Financial risks of climate change can interact and compound other institutional risks including credit risk, market risk, and liquidity risk, APRA has emphasised in a new practice guide.|
|Investors can use a total portfolio risk and active management approach to gain exposure to Chinese assets without a negative impact on overall sustainability profile, according to Willis Towers Watson.|
|One of the largest global fund managers will up the ante on companies by voting against directors of companies - including ASX100 companies - that are showing underperformance on material ESG issues.|
|Super funds that display ESG characteristics on average have women comprising 40% of trustee positions on fund boards and 44% of executive teams, according to research from Rainmaker Information.|
|Women made up nearly half of listed ASX board appointments thus far in 2021, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).|
|Australian boards may be setting ethical values for companies, but routine actions by CEOs and other executives may not reflect those values, posing serious risks for companies, according to research published by the Actuaries Institute.|
|As companies in the financial services sector grapple with increasing diversity within their ranks as much as they focus on diversity in their invested companies, one global fund manager speaks to the steps it is taking to enhance their approach to diversity ...|
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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