The 2020 US election: an infrastructure perspective
TIM HUMPHREYS  |  MONDAY, 19 OCT 2020  |  WHITEPAPER
Both Republicans and Democrats recognise the need for and the stimulative benefit of infrastructure investment, particularly when fiscal spending is needed during recession. However, even before COVID-19, there was an urgent need for spending on American ...
RIAA adviser guide aims at education in ESG space
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 16 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
There is strong retail demand for responsible investing products, but the sector is still "confusing" and in need of both consumer and adviser education, according to a panel of experts.
ESG in fixed income more than green bonds: Daintree
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Although green bonds are extremely popular investment products, their tighter spread constrained supply present challenges to fixed income portfolios, according to Daintree Capital.
Vanguard expands Ethically Conscious product range
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Vanguard Australia has launched an Australian shares environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund and exchange traded fund (ETF), expanding its Ethically Conscious range.
Investors, assemble: Climate League launched
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
A group of 16 institutional investors with more than $850 billion collective Australian assets under management have launched a 10-year initiative to drive greenhouse gas emissions down by 2030.
Retail sustainable investments grow by 21%: Morningstar
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Retail investment in sustainable financial products rose to $19.9 billion by the end of June 2020, a 21% increase on the previous year, according to research from Morningstar.
MackeyRMS launches ESG Scorecards
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
MackeyRMS, a provider of SaaS-based research management software, has released an ESG Scorecards process to streamline investment selection, monitoring and reporting for ESG-focused portfolios.
The conundrum of ESG in emerging markets
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
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 ...
PRI recgonises leaders for climate reporting
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
Australian asset owners and fund manager were recognised for their leadership in climate reporting on the Principles for Responsible Investment Leaders' Group.
Super fund ESG option tops charts with investment returns
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2020  |  NEWS
One industry superannuation fund's ESG option has posted an impressive 34% return over the past year to the end of August, vastly outperforming other fund's ESG options and even outperforming other ESG options within the same super fund.
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