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TCFD sees the power of a ‘virtuous circle’

Investor demand for climate disclosure is at an “all-time high” – and rising. But disclosure is only half the battle. It can sometimes be hard to remember that climate change action was once solely the domain of activist groups rather

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… and why Nuveen wants ‘natural capital’

Nuveen will embrace “natural capital” as institutional demand for sustainable alternatives rises. But fighting climate change can be hard when climate change fights back. “The challenge we have to increase the production of food, fibre and timber over the next

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Crises prompt talk of capitalism reimagined

CFAs are a good barometer for the investment industry. Put 550 of them together in the current climate and the mood is downbeat. This decade could be the most crucial in human history. The annual CFA Societies Australia investment conference,

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Managers and funds as PRI Awards finalists

The Principles for Responsible Investment organisation annual awards will be announced at the PRI Digital Conference next week, October 18-21. The conference and awards will provide a suitable opening act for the COP26 meetings to be held in Glasgow in

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Different is better in systematic small caps

The small cap sector has traditionally been the domain of the underinformed and underprepared. But by taking a fundamentals-based systematic approach, Blue Orbit is hoping to change the game. “There’s a real clear gap and an opportunity for us to

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Ox sees silver lining in emerging markets sell-off

While the worst is probably over, emerging markets are still in a tailspin. But the best thing about starting low is that can aim high. For many investors, China’s recent regulatory crackdown has been a waking nightmare. Add on the

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Reynolds continues boardroom blitz

Fiona Reynolds, the former CEO of the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), has continued a barrage of board and executive appointments with a director position at Frontier. Reynolds will join the board of Frontier as a non-executive director as

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Investment consultants unite on net zero

Investment consultants like JANA, Frontier, and Willis Towers Watson, are banding together to “drive real change” by confronting the “daunting” task of accomplishing a net zero transition. The Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative (NZICI) will see consultants embed advice on

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Funds spar with government over unlisted assets

Super funds may soon be forced to reveal internal valuations for unlisted assets. But the lesson from the Future Fund is that the new regulations aren’t in anybody’s best interests. While much of government’s recent focus has been on implementing

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