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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”.

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.

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.

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. 

Opinion

Elon Musk vs ESG

Kaushik Sridhar, Saturday, 11th June 2022 -  Elon Musk called environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and metrics “a scam”. Is there any truth to the claim? Dr Kauskik Sridhar investigates.

Opinion

This month in ESG: the hottest seven years ever, Tasmania goes carbon negative, and warnings of ‘total societal collapse’

Terence Jeyaretnam, Tuesday, 31st May 2022 -  Terence Jeyaretnam takes us through the top 10 ESG markers for May 2022, in his monthly column.

Opinion

Finance 2.0 – The rise and rise of investing for impact

Ben Smith, Wednesday, 25th May 2022 -  Is ESG as transformational as the hype says it is? Ben Smith shines a light on responsible investing.

Opinion

ESG analysis is important, but not the holy grail

Kaushik Sridhar, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 -  ESG implementation is here to stay, but the investment industry’s approach must go wider than mere metrics, argues Kaushik Sridhar.
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