IFM Investors sets 2030 emissions target

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The $174 billion manager owned by industry funds will reduce the carbon footprint of its infrastructure assets by 40% by 2030, as it heads down the path to net zero by 2050.

Asset consultants keep gates closed on greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Regulators are taking on greenwashing in financial products and asset consultants are standing close by to ensure fund managers are offering products and services that are true to their ESG label.

Assessing the financial, ESG benefits of agricultural investments

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
Agricultural investments offer not only long-term diversified returns, but also the potential to use natural capital to impact on climate change as well as generate additional financial return.

Using the SDGs to develop sustainable investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework of targets that investors can use to implement sustainable investment outcomes.

NAB launches sustainability-linked derivatives

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
NAB will offer sustainability-linked derivatives in Australia, building on products developed in the UK and Europe.

Responsible investment surges past $1tn mark: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021  |  NEWS
The responsible investment is growing faster than the rest of the market, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australia (RIAA).

Greenwashing a challenge to sustainable investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
A majority of Australian investors believe engaging on climate change or use of fossil fuels are the most important stewardship topics, but also believe greenwashing is a major challenge, according to Schroders.

Wealth managers under pressure on returns, ESG: Accenture

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Clients are demanding more from their wealth management, both in terms of returns and in terms of ESG investments, according to research from Accenture.

CEFC invests in specialist disability accommodation

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $87 million in a specialist disability accommodation (SDA) platform to accelerate the development of green housing solutions for people living with a disability.

Opinion: Mind the gap: Investors continue to stall on climate action, despite sentiment confirming its risks

DAVID KLAUSNER  |  FRIDAY, 20 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Ed. note: FS Sustainability is pleased to present this opinion piece from David Klausner, a director of thematic research at PGIM. The opinions expressed reflect his opinions only.