Carbon trading roundup: Verra, REDD+, BetaCarbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
Carbon trading platform Verra is in hot water from accusations of alleged abuses by Human Rights Watch, as it seeks public input on a global methodology for carbon capture and storage hubs.

Anti-ESG backlash hasn't halted upwards trend

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2024  |  NEWS
The ongoing debate over asset benchmarking, regulation, and ESG investment versus science-based targets has led top practitioners to tread more carefully on asset allocations and geographical spread.

Podcast: Taking the ESG temperature of ASX companies - Emilie O'Neill

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
What's on the sustainability agenda for Australia's publicly listed companies?

Defunct fund pays greenwashing fine

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A now-defunct app-led climate impact fund is the latest entity to cop a fine for greenwashing from the regulator.

Aware and Macquarie partner on green finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Aware Super has inked a US$50 million deal to buy a speciality infrastructure finance company alongside Macquarie Asset Management's (MAM) Green Investment Group (GIG).

Rest makes another impact investment allocation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 26 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
Rest is $150 million closer to reaching its impact investment target after allocating to a listed equity fund.

Podcast: Driving net zero in infrastructure - Niall Mills

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
In this episode brought to you by Igneo Infrastructure Partners, we're talking poles, wires and utilities - the infrastructure sector.

Climate tech gets funding boost

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 20 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
A swathe of climate-related technology firms have received the tick of approval from the federal government's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants scheme.

Japan issues first climate transition bond

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
In a world first, Japan's JPY1.6 trillion (US$11 billion) Climate Transition Bond will launch with proceeds going to fund Japan's carbon neutrality investment roadmap.

Global managers drop out, scale back on Climate Action 100+

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
The 3 fund managers that are leaving or changing up their relationship with Climate Action 100+ were not lead investors on Australian-based engagements.
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