Countdown to 2050: the road to net zero

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  WHITEPAPER
The year 2050 looms large in climate risk discussions. That's the year by which global economies, investors and companies have committed to taking action that would contain climate change to less than 2 degrees Celsius. For their part, super funds, fund ...

UniSuper updates progress on net zero target

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
UniSuper has reduced its exposure to fossil fuel extraction to less than one percent of its overall portfolio, while 40 of its top 50 Australian investments have set targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Evergreen launches responsible investment fund index

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Investment consulting firm Evergreen Consultants has launched a responsible investment index that ranks investment manager's intent and actions.

Not all oil stocks are out on ESG grounds: Pendal Group

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Not all oil and gas companies are alike when it comes to ESG characteristics and transitioning to net zero, according to Pendal Group.

ESG funds, ETPs see billion-dollar inflows

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Net flows to ESG funds and exchange traded products (ETPs) have shown strong growth overall in the last 12 months.

Bank launches sustainability-linked derivatives

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
One of the major Australian banks has launched sustainability-linked derivative products, building on its existing sustainability-linked loans (SLL) and sustainability-linked bond (SLB) processes.

ESG "the most important thematic for the next 30 years"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
ESG is tipped to be the most important investment thematic for the next 30 years, according to Plato Investment Management.

Assessing big tech's ESG risks and opportunities: Aviva Investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Tech companies such as Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft have soared over the past 12 months and the IT sector is a large component of many ESG funds, but Aviva Investors cautions that there are ESG risks to businesses' practices that must be scrutinised.

Quant manager deploys AI to identify corporate greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Acadian Asset Management has developed an AI system to identify greenwashing in potential investments.

Investor consortium completes Tilt Renewables deal

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.