RIAA certifies two Real Asset Management funds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has certified two fund strategies from Real Asset Management (RAM).

Australian Shareholders' Association issues net zero policy for companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
The Australian Shareholders' Association (ASA) has issued its first ESG and climate change policy, calling on ASX200 companies to commit to net zero by 2050.

AXA IM launches two sustainable funds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
AXA Investment Managers have brought two new responsible investment funds to the Australian market.

BNP Paribas AM launches sustainable Asia fixed income strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched a sustainable fixed income strategy that offers exposure to sustainable urbanisation trends in Asia.

Strong demand for ESG managed accounts: Praemium

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
Retail investor demand for authentic ESG financial products is increasing across all demographic groups and translating into increased interest in managed accounts, according to Praemium.

ESG indicators a risk warning for credit: First Sentier

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
Climate goals and emissions targets can be key emerging indicators of risk in credit portfolios, with overall ESG performance a factor in credit investment decisions, according to First Sentier.

Strong growth in cleantech VC investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
There is increased interest in investing in venture capital funds that focus on cleantech, but lack of skilled employees is challenging the growth of companies that attract VC funding, according to HLB Mann Judd.

HESTA "unlikely to support" AGL demerger without faster closure of coal-fired stations

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2022  |  NEWS
HESTA is "unlikely to support" the demerger of AGL unless the company sets a clear strategy to invest in renewables and storage and "strong commitments" to close coal-fired power plants earlier than currently proposed.

Investor backing for Say on Climate votes: ACCR

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 APR 2022  |  NEWS
Australia's largest super funds and the world's largest investment managers backed most "Say on Climate" votes in 2021, according to analysis from the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR).

Stone & Chalk takes on climate tech

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 APR 2022  |  NEWS
Tech incubator Stone & Chalk Group is expanding its support of climate tech start-ups and scaleups to catalyse tech-driven climate solutions.
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