HESTA issues Statement on Working with Indigenous Communities
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
HESTA will directly engage with 14 mining and energy companies on working with Indigenous communities, with a focus on understanding how companies manage risks associated with Indigenous heritage protection.
Investing in healthcare yields financial, social returns: American Century
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Strong gains in healthcare stocks mean not only financial return, but also returns linked to positive impacts aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, according to global fund manager American Century Investments.
HSBC, Pollination Group to launch natural capital asset manager
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 28 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
HSBC Global Asset Management Limited and Pollination Group Holdings Limited have agreed to create a natural capital manager in a venture to mainstream natural capital as an asset class.
CFA Institute developing disclosure standards for ESG products
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
The CFA Institute is developing disclosure standards for investment products that have environmental, social and governance (ESG) features.
Climate, modern slavery areas of engagement: Ethical Partners
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Climate issues and modern slavery were key issues of engagement for Ethical Partners Funds Management, which this week released its engagement report detailing activities over the past 12 months.
Northern Trust expands ESG Insights risk analytics suite
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Northern Trust is expanding its environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk exposure analytics capabilities to include new reporting for key environmental data categories, including carbon footprinting.
Online investors applying ESG criteria: Investment Trends
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Online retail equity and ETF investors in Australia are increasingly applying responsible investing principles to their investment decisions, according to specialist researcher Investment Trends.
Investors to increase climate-linked passive investments: DWS Group
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Pension funds around the world intend to increase their climate-linked passive allocations over the next three years, according to a survey sponsored by fund manager DWS Group.
CEFC invests in Charter Hall Prime Industrial Fund
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $50 million in the Charter Hall Prime Industrial Fund (CPIF).
ESG superannuation funds outperform in torrid year: Rainmaker
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Four out of the top five best performing personal balanced super fund investment options for the 2019-2020 financial year were ESG options, according to research from Rainmaker Information.
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