Aviva Investors puts companies on notice over climate
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Aviva Investors has warned 30 global companies that they expect them to deliver net zero goals by 2050 and will back up its engagement with escalatory actions including divestment.
Opinion: Sustainable finance: the new normal in 2021
SIMON O'CONNOR, JACKI JOHNSON  |  THURSDAY, 4 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Note: This piece was contributed by Jacki Johnson and Simon O'Connor, co-chairs of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative and solely reflect the writers' opinions.
Industry superannuation fund ESG options surpass $10 billion
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 2 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
An industry superannuation fund's dedicated ESG investment options have passed the $10 billion funds under management threshold.
Divestment should be tool of last resort on climate: ACCR
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 1 FEB 2021  |  NEWS
Superannuation funds need to set clear, transparent emissions reductions targets for their investment portfolios, according to recommendations from the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR).
Climate Action 100+ aviation engagement takes off
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 28 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
Climate Action 100+ will conduct its first sector-specific strategy with companies in the aviation industry, including Qantas.
BlackRock seeks plans for company transition to net zero
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
BlackRock will push companies to disclose plans for their transition to a net-zero carbon economy
Global impact bond issuance spike in 2020
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
A record US$500billion in impact bonds was issued in global markets in 2020, an increase of 60% over the previous year, according to Insight Investment.
Translating net zero goals into near-term decisions: Robeco
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
Global fund manager Robeco is in the process of setting five-year cycle targets to translate long-term net zero carbon emission reduction initiatives into impactful investment portfolios and investor practices.
The conundrum of ESG in emerging markets
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021  |  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 ...
Integrating ESG to manage risks of high yield credit
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021  |  NEWS
Editorial note: This piece is sponsored by T. Rowe Price Integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information into high yield strategies can augment risk analysis, although there are challenges in finding information about private ...
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