|The median ESG wholesale managed fund has returned 6.6% p.a. over the past three years, but the top ESG managed fund has shown nearly three times that return, according to research from Rainmaker Information.|
|Investors who have made their first trade share in 2020 were more likely to seek platforms that can help them identify responsible investments than the rest of the market, according to new research.|
|The global meat supply chain carries risks including animal welfare, occupational health and safety and climate change, but companies around the world across the supply chain are enhancing their disclosures and practices.|
|There is increasing signs of a "greenium" in public and private sector bond issuance.|
|Not having a strong federal policy on climate change and a pathway to move to zero carbon emissions by 2050 brings continued risk to Australia's economic growth long term, according to the head of one the leading economic think tanks.|
|The total cost of future damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions can be used to estimate a price as a basis for generating climate change policy as well as considering impacts on companies, according to Dimensional Fund Advisors.|
|A leading superannuation and managed fund provider has become the latest to set a net zero 2050 carbon target for its portfolio.|
|A leading Australian investment consulting firm is recruiting to fill the newly created role of head of sustainability.|
|J.P. Morgan Asset Management has developed a carbon transition investment framework to identify and reduce climate risks in corporate bond allocations.|
|ESG is increasingly becoming a "total portfolio" subject, with investors seeking an approach to material ESG issues in a way that encompasses all asset classes, according to a new study from bfinance.|
Assessing the ESG characteristics of mortgage and other asset-backed securities (ABS) are an "essential component" of investing in securitised markets, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Australian CEOs face calls for more ESG reporting and transparency, but admit they struggle to "articulate a compelling ESG story," according to research from KPMG.
Climate-related business and investment decisions are shifting from risk to capturing new opportunities, according to former APRA executive board member Geoff Summerhayes.
A former Statewide Super product and distribution manager and a financial adviser have launched an ethical multi-asset fund for retail, wholesale and institutional investors.
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