|Good Shepherd Microfinance has opened up two branches of its Good Money retail stores in Queensland.|
|The National Australia Bank (NAB) has raised $500 million for the first ever social bond focusing on gender equality, at the upper end of the book build, the bank said.|
|The federal government has launched an inquiry into whether Australia should adopt national legislation comparable to the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015.|
|Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia have launched a new grant program to help not-for-profit organisations and for-purpose businesses to explore impact investing activities and attract potential investors.|
|Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched South Australia's first social impact bond, which will fund a program addressed at ameliorating the effects of homelessness.|
|The federal government has issued a discussion paper on their role in developing the social impact investing market.|
|UCA Funds Management is reiterating its call to Australia's big four banks to eliminate the use of its credit cards for the operation of online gambling accounts.|
|Corporate social responsibility rating agency Vigeo Eiris has issued a positive alert and upgraded three American companies for their decision to take legal action against US President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries ...|
|Australian Ethical Investments and Westpac Bank have signed on to the newly launched Principles for Positive Impact Finance, a new set of criteria to assess the impact of sustainable investments.|
|Teachers Mutual Bank has joined the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV).|
Climate change, diversity, and systemic inequality topped the engagement list for T. Rowe Price, with the global fund manager pressing for improved disclosure from corporations and asset managers on ESG issues.
Establishing a successful Australian hydrogen industry hinges on managing three challenges - cost, scale, and social acceptance, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference was timed with an announcement from the federal government that new offshore petroleum exploration acreage has been released.
TRUE Infrastructure Management has joined the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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