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2010s ‘a lost opportunity’ for renewables, but a new era looms

The free money era in which the transition to renewable energy could have been dirt cheap is over. But after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world has a golden opportunity to get the job done.

Lachlan Maddock | 13th Jan 2023 | More
Left behind: Big super warns on ‘unjust transition’

The rush to decarbonize the economy and the ASX risks leaving workers and communities behind, and investors exposed to “significant losses” and greater social support costs.

Staff Writer | 21st Dec 2022 | More
  • The verdict is in: YFYS curbs ESG

    New research confirms the “anecdotal concerns” of the superannuation industry that the current design of the Your Future Your Super test makes responsible investing a no-go zone.

    Lachlan Maddock | 9th Nov 2022 | More
    Show us the money on climate investing: asset owners

    A significant chunk of asset owners are certain that climate investing means lower returns. After a year like 2022, it might be tough to convince them otherwise.

    Lachlan Maddock | 21st Oct 2022 | More
  • MetLife gets Affirmative in a win for impact

    MetLife’s institutional asset management business has acquired $1.5 billion impact bond manager Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) as it looks to build out its internal sustainability capabilities.

    Lachlan Maddock | 31st Aug 2022 | More
    Rumble in the bundle: data specialist knocks ESG scores

    Shame-based investment strategies yoked to simplistic environmental, social and governance (ESG) scoring systems have come under fire in a new report from UK data analytics firm, Util.

    David Chaplin | 19th Aug 2022 | More
    Negative screening no silver bullet for sin stocks

    If negative screening worked, stocks in the sin bin should have lower firm valuations, higher future stock returns, and delist more often. They don’t.

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Aug 2022 | More
    ESG gets harder, but hardly impossible

    Recent market moves won’t be the end of ESG, but it’s as good a time as any to remind investors that there’s more to it than exclusion.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th Jul 2022 | More
    State Street sees big future in ESG solutions

    The investment arm of State Street has forecast a bonanza ahead for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment service providers as the sector explodes into the mainstream.

    David Chaplin | 6th Jul 2022 | More
  • Don’t get keyed up on BFID – it won’t hurt ESG

    While the best financial interests’ duty (BFID) has seen some super funds think twice about ESG,
    reconciling ESG and responsible investment with best financial interests’ duty isn’t the hurdle some think.

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Jun 2022 | More
    Impact fund rebalances as market wobbles

    Specialist UK-based impact investment firm, WHEB, has upped its fund turnover amid recent market volatility, according to associate portfolio manager, Victoria MacLean.

    David Chaplin | 17th Jun 2022 | More
    BlackRock backtracks on proxy support

    BlackRock has flagged an ESG-lite agenda ahead of the 2022 corporate proxy-voting season.

    David Chaplin | 13th May 2022 | More
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