… and Impact’s role at the pointy end

The biggest single investment category for major impact investors around the world is climate related, as it is for more general ESG investing. But “true impact investing’ is different. Another global webinar this month focusing on what climate change means

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COP26 preview: what net zero means for investors

Big pension funds are looking to put on a good show prior to policy maker announcements at the increasingly anticipated COP26 United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow starting November 1. The UN PRI and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

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Qld’s BIG merger: it’s now about investments

As Sunsuper and Qsuper took another step forward in their proposed merger last week, the biggest hurdle, negotiating with the Queensland Government, appears to have been cleared. Now for the investments issue. The two funds, one trying to be truly

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Women in Super audiences join in rallying cry

The voices of women are swelling to a national rallying cry for justice and equality, Kara Keys, the chair of Women in Super, told sold-out lunches for the organisation last week. The guest speaker told them how to join in

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Alternative thoughts on the value conundrum

This is not another ‘now is the time for value’ story. Really. Perhaps the unique nature of the market’s record run in growth over value has been to do with our definition of value. Here are some alternative thoughts. According

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In person: the 2021 Chant West Awards

Chant West’s 2021 Super Fund Awards will be held, live and in person, at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on the evening of May 26, it was announced last week. The Chant West Awards, an important black-tie event in the

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Need for boards to better monitor executives

Australian company directors should be doing more to ensure their executives stick to the ethical values espoused at board level if they want to avoid a repeat of the poor behaviours exposed at the Hayne Royal Commission. A ‘Dialogue’ paper,

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… and reviews fund manager cultures

In the face of an ever-increasing wave of issues surrounding culture within funds management businesses, Frontier has become more aggressive in its approach to assessing culture within the businesses managing its client funds. Frontier, which advises on about $450 billion,

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Frontier looks at hedges against climate change

In the face of a surge of interest among institutional investors in the carbon management of their portfolios, asset consultancy Frontier has explored ways asset owners can take a top-down approach to carbon exposure to work with more obvious bottom-up

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