ESG ratings "just opinions": Dimensional Fund Advisors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

Infrastructure manager joins Principles for Responsible Investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Investment Leadership Awards ESG winners revealed

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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 exclusions not necessarily a performance drag: ISS

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

Oxfam Australia calls for stronger climate action amid GDP risk

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
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.

Cutting the carbon without sacrificing return: UBS

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
Investors can drastically reduce the carbon intensity of their portfolios without sacrificing returns, and may achieve outperformance, according to research from UBS.

Strong fund flows into sustainable products: BT

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 JUN 2021  |  NEWS
Investment fund are continuing to stream into sustainable investment products, according to data from BT.

Advisers seek education, clarification on ESG investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
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, Indigenous heritage, climate change top agenda: Paradice IM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
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: How to separate truth from marketing

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021  |  NEWS
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.
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