|The fast-growing buy now pay later (BNPL) sector has attracted investor and consumer interest and has led many entrants to jump into the Australian market. Yet investors and financial counsellors are raising concerns about the structure of BNPL products ...|
|There's a lot of talk about the importance of environmental, social and governance issues in investment decisions, but is there sufficient action? And if there is, what does that action look like, and can it deliver on performance as well as moral objectives? ...|
|J.P. Morgan Asset Management has acquired a global forestry management and timberland investing company.|
|Australian Unity's Green Bond Fund has signed its first superannuation fund investor.|
|Demand for ESG investing is surging, as is interest in ESG data and ratings, but one fund manager likens ESG ratings to "opinions" and argues that investors would be better served by using underlying ESG data, rather than relying on generic ESG ratings.|
|TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).|
|Australian Ethical Investment and BetaShares Capital have taken top awards in the ESG category at the annual Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards in Sydney.|
|KiwiSaver providers will be banned from investing in fossil fuels and controversial weapons later this year, but analysis from ISS suggests there will not be a negative impact on returns from those exclusions.|
|Australia could lose as much as 12.5% in GDP by 2050 unless there is more ambitious action on climate change, according to Oxfam Australia.|
|Investors can drastically reduce the carbon intensity of their portfolios without sacrificing returns, and may achieve outperformance, according to research from UBS.|
Australian Ethical and independent MP Zali Steggall issued a call to super fund members to look upon their super fund choice as a tool to address climate change.
Crescent Wealth have announced a number of director changes as the head of one of Australia's largest privately owned companies takes a material shareholding in the company.
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.
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