|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework of targets that investors can use to implement sustainable investment outcomes.|
|NAB will offer sustainability-linked derivatives in Australia, building on products developed in the UK and Europe.|
|The responsible investment is growing faster than the rest of the market, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australia (RIAA).|
|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.|
|Clients are demanding more from their wealth management, both in terms of returns and in terms of ESG investments, according to research from Accenture.|
|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.|
|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.|
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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