|The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested $87 million in a specialist disability accommodation (SDA) platform to accelerate the development of green housing solutions for people living with a disability.|
|The Australian Census is a "missed opportunity" in omitting questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as options for identifying ethnic ancestry, according to the Diversity Council of Australia.|
|First Sentier Investors has set a target of 40% women in investment teams by 2033.|
|There are structural issues with the ways in which companies handle sexual harassment complaints which inherently discriminate against victims, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) conference has heard.|
|COVID-19 might have put the spotlight on health, but our investment and active ownership teams have had a focus on health, healthcare and healthy food for some years already. We take the good aspects of it, such as the excellent investment opportunities ...|
|More than 30 super funds have lodged Modern Slavery Statements in accordance with federal law, according to research from Rainmaker Information.|
|Impact investor Melior Asset Management has developed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).|
|The post-COVID-19 economic recovery is a "once in a generation opportunity" for Australia to reset and refocus the economy, according to a new report commissioned by Aware Super.|
|Educating and inspiring investors in how they engage with First Nations Peoples is part of the expanding remit of responsible investing, according to Kado Muir, chair of the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance and the National Native Title Council.|
|Westpac has structured a $350 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL) that ties the interest rate to how a company performs on social issues that are material to the company's performance.|
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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