|Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that provides affordable solar lighting to people in India's urban slums, will open operations in its fifth city, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.|
|VicSuper has launched a Socially Conscious investment option, which invests in companies based on a custom index tailored to take into account action on climate change and on social issues like human rights and labour rights.|
|Superannuation fund VicSuper has signed a global investor statement on tobacco and reaffirmed its status as a tobacco free superfund.|
|Ed note:The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this article from Katherine Christ of the University of South Australia and Roger Burritt of the Australian National University|
|The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has launched the Impact Investment Forum, taking over some of the assets from the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and Impact Investing Australia.|
|The government will establish the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), an affordable housing bond aggregator designed to attract private and institutional investment and provider cheaper, longer-term finance to the development ...|
|The fashion industry is increasing its reporting and disclosure of human rights and labour rights issues in their supply chain, with Cotton On Inc, Pacific Brands and APG & Co receiving an A- in Baptist World Aid's 2017 Ethical Fashion Report.|
|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.|
La Trobe Financial Group has announced it is a carbon neutral business.
A leading energy infrastructure provider has established a green finance framework that will align the company's net zero commitments with future finance needs.
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Janus Henderson has launched a global sustainable equity active ETF on the ASX.
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