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SEC proposes new disclosure for ESG funds

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAY 2022
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a disclosure regime for ESG-related funds and advisers that would see funds broken down into three categories of strategies. The proposed changes would see three broad categories for ESG strategies ...

AXA IM adds to ESG fund suite

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 16 MAY 2022
AXA Investment Managers has brought two new responsible investment funds to the Australian market. The AXA IM Global Green Bond Fund and the AXA IM Clean Economy Equity Fund are designed to offer wholesale investors access to sustainable portfolios. ...

NGS to reduce emissions 35% in three years

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
The super fund is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 35% by 2025 en route to its 2030 net carbon zero target. "We have set this very aggressive target of 2030 to decarbonise the portfolio, and we are much more confident at this point in time that ...

Super funds back Say on Climate

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 APR 2022
New analysis from the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) shows seven superannuation funds and many of the world's largest investment firms backed most 'Say on Climate' votes in 2021. There were 19 'Say on Climate' ...

Modern Slavery Act needs strengthening: Panel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 14 APR 2022
Australia's Modern Slavery Act is under review for impact and effectiveness, and investors have a role to play in both potentially strengthening the statutory obligations as well as impacting on an issue that is getting worse globally. A panel of ...

Labor vows to review YFYS test

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 APR 2022
Appearing at an industry conference yesterday, the shadow minister for financial services and superannuation vowed to review the Your Future, Your Super (YFYS) performance test if elected, citing "unintended and negative consequences" for ESG investing. ...

Federal Budget delivers nothing on climate

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022
The 2022 Federal Budget has been labelled a "missed opportunity" or a "massive missed opportunity" on areas including climate and sustainable development. The 2022 Federal Budget, handed down last night, delivered a cash splash for the defence forces ...

80% of Aussies expect ethical investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 MAR 2022
Four in five Australians expect their money in super, banks and other investments to be invested responsibly, with 17% of Australians already investing in ethical and responsible products, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australasia ...

Proxy advice reforms defeated

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 11 FEB 2022
The Senate has overturned proxy advice reforms announced at the end of last year, three days after the new regime had begun. On a vote of 29 votes to 25, the Senate disallowed the new regulations that were announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in December ...

BetaShares introduces suite of ethical SMAs

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 NOV 2021
BetaShares has become the first ETF manager to launch ethical SMAs for financial advisers, with four new products on offer. This represents a milestone for BetaShares, becoming the first Australian ETF manager to successfully bring an ethical direct ...
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