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The ‘North Star’ of net zero

The companies that will survive the tectonic shift to net zero will be the ones that innovate and engage, according to GAM. “What we’re going into is a scenario where those companies that are going to survive and thrive are those that recognise net zero as the North Star and look at their strategy around…

Staff Writer | 26th Nov 2021 | More
Intra-fund advice focus and other covid responses to stick

Big super funds are looking at permanent changes to their communications strategies, advice model, administration and general member experience as a result of covid-19. Intra-fund advice is high on the agenda. QSuper, a pioneer among super funds providing full financial planning services to members, refined its advice model early last year to focus on intra-fund…

Greg Bright | 21st May 2021 | More
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 strategies. Most asset owners now actively manage their exposures to climate change risks within their…

Greg Bright | 12th Mar 2021 | More
  • PRI moves to lift human rights up strategy agenda- Fiona Reynolds lays out new three-year plan

    The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment has elevated the importance of human rights and other social issues, including labour rights, in its latest three-year policy strategy. But climate change remains the number one issue for the organisation in the coming years. PRI, which was formed in 2006 and is the only global organisation addressing…

    Greg Bright | 29th Jan 2021 | More
    … and Aware hammers home need for action

    The debate over climate change has been too polarised along political lines, says politician Zali Steggal. It should be about setting hard targets, says one of Australia’s biggest investors, Damian Graham. Graham, the CIO of Aware Super, and Steggall, the conservative independent federal MP for Warringah in Sydney, joined with three others for a webinar…

    Investor Strategy News | 27th Nov 2020 | More
    … as climate, COVID prompt increased demand

    With rising insurance premiums and continued fears about the impact of climate change – and whether the world is reacting effectively enough – insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds are going through a growth spurt. The March market slump due to COVID-19, which weighed heavily on returns for the first quarter, enabled the asset class to…

    Greg Bright | 1st Nov 2020 | More
  • Building Climate Aware Portfolios

    With climate change being increasingly recognised as a systemic risk, the investment community is becoming more focused on supporting the transition to a net-zero-emissions economy and establishing sound transition plans.   The announcement by Cbus Super is the most recent example. Last month, the $54 billion building and construction industry superfund launched a new Climate Change…

    Dragana Timotijevic | 14th Sep 2020 | More