|National Australia Bank has taken part in the first syndicated Sustainability Linked Loan to a UK-based not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people.|
|A firm founded by ex-managers from Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust are launching a $150 million impact fund to invest in small and medium-sized Australian businesses.|
|When asked about 'impact', the first reaction of many investors is to point to private markets. We argue that, if we are indeed to achieve the massive social and environmental objectives that are needed, we must enlist the public markets, specifically ...|
|Note: This piece was contributed by Warwick Peel of IdeaScale and Gordon Noble of GNBK, and solely reflect the writers' opinions.|
|Beckon Capital is developing a fund to invest in small and medium-sized businesses that provide financial return and demonstrable social and environmental impact.|
|Interest in impact investing is quickly increasing, and strategies are growing across multiple asset classes, including equities.|
|Global fund manager Robeco has said that future product launches in Australia will all be linked to sustainability themes.|
|Responsible investing pioneer Regnan has launched the Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund, investing in global public market impact assets.|
|Investing in real assets that have positive social and/or environmental impacts means investors gain more than a source of return that is non-correlated to other asset classes.|
|Over the past two years, the domestic market for impact investing has tripled from A$5.7 billion to a staggering A$19.9 billion as investors increase their focus on the sector, and investment managers respond by developing new strategies. Once a niche ...|
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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