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Bearish approach predicted in Australian for purpose investment space

Samantha Freestone, Wednesday, 10th August 2022 -  Australian not for profits are changing investment strategies moving forward, according to survey data released exclusively to Pro Bono News. 

NGS Super divests $191m in oil and gas sector investments

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 8th August 2022 -  Not for profit superannuation fund NGS is deepening its commitment to ESG investment practices by divesting in all oil and gas related stocks.

Australia must recalibrate $20 trillion in future economic investment to achieve low-emissions future

Isabelle Oderberg, Thursday, 28th July 2022 -  NAB chair says the scale of action needed to transition to a greener future is “far broader than the Industrial Revolution and the timeline is roughly half”.

Responsible investment in line with ASX 200 funds in June quarter

Samantha Freestone, Tuesday, 26th July 2022 -  Responsible investment (RI) fund managers are performing just as well as mainstream funds, despite missing out on surging prices of energy stocks, says a new report from Evergreen consultancy.

Australian Ethical Super and Christian Super finalise merger

Samantha Freestone, Thursday, 14th July 2022 -  Christian Super chair says the fund’s purpose-driven approach aligns with Ethical Super’s investment values.

Opinion

The ESG obligation

Kaushik Sridhar, Thursday, 14th July 2022 -  We’re seeing a new era of ESG compliance and it’s more important than ever for companies to have comprehensive ESG policies in place, writes ​​Dr Kaushik Sridhar.

NSW gets a new Social Impact Investment Policy

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 13th July 2022 -  The SII Policy 2.0 sets out a more holistic vision for impact investing in the state.

More ESG transparency needed in the super sector

Samantha Freestone, Thursday, 7th July 2022 -  New research shows super funds with an ESG focus have well and truly arrived and now represent the majority of the superannuation market both financially and in terms of the number of funds in the market – now it is time to hold them accountable.

‘All hands on deck’: Global Impact Leaders bring expertise to world’s challenges

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 28th June 2022 -  One of Australia’s foremost minds in the impact investing space has been invited to take part in a new network of impact leaders.

ASIC releases greenwashing guide: could mandatory international reporting be on the horizon?

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 20th June 2022 -  Sustainable investment is big business, likely to exceed US$53 trillion globally by 2025. It is time to streamline ESG reporting in Australia to avoid greenwashing and ASIC is doing just that. 
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