|Demand for ESG investing is surging, as is interest in ESG data and ratings, but one fund manager likens ESG ratings to "opinions" and argues that investors would be better served by using underlying ESG data, rather than relying on generic ESG ratings.|
|TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).|
|Australian Ethical Investment and BetaShares Capital have taken top awards in the ESG category at the annual Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards in Sydney.|
|KiwiSaver providers will be banned from investing in fossil fuels and controversial weapons later this year, but analysis from ISS suggests there will not be a negative impact on returns from those exclusions.|
|Australia could lose as much as 12.5% in GDP by 2050 unless there is more ambitious action on climate change, according to Oxfam Australia.|
|Investors can drastically reduce the carbon intensity of their portfolios without sacrificing returns, and may achieve outperformance, according to research from UBS.|
|Investment fund are continuing to stream into sustainable investment products, according to data from BT.|
|Advisers identify confidence in their knowledge of the ESG sector as a challenge and seek better education as a key tool, according to new research from Investment Trends.|
|Modern slavery, occupational health and safety, protection of Indigenous heritage and climate change are key ESG themes for corporate engagement, according to Paradice Investment Management.|
|Net zero commitments are rapidly becoming the new normal among companies and investors, but it takes some digging to work out which commitments are backed by real plans and which are just talk.|
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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