Investment

The value of knowing what you own

MARY JANE MCQUILLEN  |  MONDAY, 28 MAR 2022
If 2020 was a year of reaction, ushering some of the biggest changes to daily life in recent memory, 2021 brought what could be called a year of reflection and reassessment.

Carbon capture - real deal or "Hail Mary pass" technology?

JANE BASEBY  |  FRIDAY, 4 MAR 2022
Carbon capture technology brings with it the possibility of negative emissions - the holy grail of climate science, or at least of global transition to net zero. It presents as a tool for the energy transition (or detractors argue, a stay of execution ...

Five reasons investors should adopt an active versus passive ESG approach

JOEL CONNELL  |  THURSDAY, 10 FEB 2022
The importance of integrating ESG related risks and opportunities into investment decisions has become undeniable. The ability for companies to generate superior shareholder returns is increasingly intertwined with ESG and sustainability factors.

Rethinking ESG in emerging markets

ARIF JOSHI  |  THURSDAY, 6 JAN 2022
A forward-looking ESG analysis framework combined with traditional economic and balance sheet analysis can provide investors with a comprehensive view of the creditworthiness of borrowers in emerging markets.

Climate change is changing the outlook for energy utilities

KIRSTY MACKAY-FISHER  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
Australia's electricity sector is the nation's single largest source of greenhouse gas pollution, accounting for about a third of our total greenhouse gas emissions.

The importance of infrastructure in the transition to low carbon

URSULA TONKIN  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
From an investment perspective, infrastructure assets have many appealing characteristics. They provide investors with a solid yield and capital returns, underpinned by defensive and stable cash flows, as well as inflation protection and downside protection ...

Countdown to 2050: the road to net zero

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021
The year 2050 looms large in climate risk discussions. That's the year by which global economies, investors and companies have committed to taking action that would contain climate change to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

A little more conversation and a lot more action

PIERRE LENDERS  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021
There's a lot of talk about the importance of environmental, social and governance issues in investment decisions, but is there sufficient action? And if there is, what does that action look like, and can it deliver on performance as well as moral objectives?

Successful ESG integration: moving from why to how

GUILLAUME MASCOTTO  |  TUESDAY, 29 DEC 2020
Recent regulatory developments suggest that environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is neither a fad nor a subjective enterprise. Rather, it has become a critical part of day-to-day investment management. Global investor commitment to ESG ...

The future is now: the future of sustainable investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020
As this most unusual year draws to a close, this roundtable presented a unique opportunity to gather a panel of experts from a diverse range of backgrounds - asset owners, asset managers, consultants and industry bodies - to discuss how sustainable investing ...
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