|The Victorian government has launched the state's first social impact bond (SIB), aimed at reducing chronic homelessness.|
|Social Ventures Australia's recently launched SVA Diversified Impact Fund has reached first close ahead of its end-of-year deadline, and has received commitments exceeding its $10 million minimum size.|
|The NZ$37 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund has opted to exclude companies involved in the recreational cannabis industry, the fund has announced.|
|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|
|co-founder of Corporate Citizenship, LBG|
|The Australian government has introduced a $40 million impact investing initiative aimed at leveraging private investment in small and medium enterprises in the Asia Pacific.|
|With the maturing of the responsible investment market, the focus of the industry is shifting from justifying the case for ESG-management techniques on how to use the tools to allocate capital and shape the future Australian economy.|
|Louise Davidson, ACSI CEO|
|Woolworths is facing a shareholder resolution asking the company to provide annual disclosure to shareholders on potential and actual human rights impacts in the company's supply chain.|
|Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched a new Diversified Impact Fund that features a unique 20% downside protection.|
Australian Ethical and independent MP Zali Steggall issued a call to super fund members to look upon their super fund choice as a tool to address climate change.
Crescent Wealth have announced a number of director changes as the head of one of Australia's largest privately owned companies takes a material shareholding in the company.
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.
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