QIC backs new venture capital initiative

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) has backed a new initiative to address underrepresentation of female investors in venture capital.

TelstraSuper pumps more into renewables

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
TelstraSuper has handed over an undisclosed amount to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, to be invested in its Net Zero Power Fund.

Instos continue to fund fossil fuel expansion

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
As of May 2024, over 7,500 institutional investors hold US$4.3 trillion worth of bonds and shares in coal, oil, and gas companies, despite many committing to wind down financed emissions.

M&A deals ramp up ESG checks

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
ESG pressures are now a priority when it comes to getting deals over the line: KPMG.

HMC Capital announces new $50m investment

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
It represents the first investment by HMC's Energy Transition platform which is seeking to assemble a 15GW development portfolio across the energy value chain, including wind, solar, battery, biofuels and emerging technologies.

QIC invests in Australian biotech start-up

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
A $2.2 million pre-seed round led by early-stage investor Jelix Ventures alongside QIC and Angelloop will support Gelomics' continued market expansion.

Investible, top VCs back Fugu Carbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
Fugu Carbon, the new venture by the co-founders behind Sun Cable, successfully raised $1.65 million from leading venture capitalists.

Future Super returns 10.1% to ethically minded members

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 8 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
Future Group said the results are proof that responsible investing pays off, with both products outpacing the expected median balanced fund return of 8.8%.

AustralianSuper unleashes raft of investment and fee changes

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
AustralianSuper has unveiled a raft of changes to its investment exposures and fees which came into effect July 1, including its Socially Aware option.

Investors exit climate group amid politicisation

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  MONDAY, 1 JUL 2024  |  NEWS
Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) has lost two more asset managers; Allspring and AllianceBernstein decided to leave in May. The high-profile withdrawals have been pinned to heavy politicisation of ESG.
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