New Forests acquires US timber asset

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 20 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
New Forests has acquired a 63,000 hectare forest as part of a sustainable forest strategy.

ASIC reviewing greenwashing in financial products

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
ASIC is reviewing whether sustainability labelled super funds and managed fund are as they claim to be, with the aim of establishing how much greenwashing is present in the Australian market.

Ethical fund manager sees 50% spike in AUM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
A leading ethical fund manager's assets under management increased by more than 50% in the 2020-2021 financial year.

Zenith completes rollout of ESG classification framework

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Zenith Investment Partners has finished identifying almost 900 funds against its responsible investment classification.

NTAM launches new quantitative low carbon strategy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Northern Trust Asset Management has launched a quantitative strategy focusing on high quality, low-volatility stocks with a lower carbon footprint.

Calculating the value of green transitions: UBS AM

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
By calculating the value of decarbonisation strategies, investors can identify which companies in hard-to-abate emissions-intensive sectors are capable of taking stronger action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to UBS.

Extreme weather, human rights intensifying ESG focus: Janus Henderson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
The impacts of environmental and social crises such as extreme weather events and human rights in the supply chain are intensifying the engagement on ESG topics with companies, according to Janus Henderson.

Regulation needs to keep up with the rise of ethical investing: Hejaz Financial Services

HAKAN OZYON  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
Ed. note: FS Sustainability is pleased to present this opinion piece from Hakan Ozyon, CEO & Founder, Hejaz Financial Services. The opinions expressed reflect his opinions only.

HSBC AM takes stake in women-owned ESG investment firm

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
HSBC Asset Management has taken a minority stake in a US-based ESG and diversity inclusion women-owned firm co-founded by two ex-Rosenberg Equities executives.

Assessing buy now pay later sector through an ESG lens

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
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 ...