Man Group appoints Steven Desmyter head of responsible investment
Jun23

Man Group appoints Steven Desmyter head of responsible investment

Man Group has appointed Steven Desmyter as head of responsible investment and chair of Man Group’s Responsible Investment Committee. Desmyter is currently a member of Man Group’s Executive Committee and head of sales across EMEA and will also continue in his current role. As head of responsible investment, Desmyter will lead Man Group’s” focus on serving its clients’ interest in incorporating environmental, social and corporate...

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Will Australia adopt the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations?
Jun16

Will Australia adopt the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations?

The G20 Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is preparing its final recommendations, which will be presented to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in July. As the TCFD considers the final draft of the TCFD guidelines, stakeholders are considering the implications of the TCFD, their utility and how they will be integrated going forward. The TCFD is led by Michael Bloomberg. The TCFD’s draft...

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Pollinate Energy to open operations in fifth city – Kanpur
Jun16

Pollinate Energy to open operations in fifth city – Kanpur

Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that provides affordable solar lighting to people in India’s urban slums, will open operations in its fifth city, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur is an industrial city of 3 million people, where over 85% of the communities surveyed live without or with partial electricity, over 75% of electrified households report daily power cuts, and the average weekly income for families living in unelectrified...

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Acorns launches ethical investment portfolio option Emerald Portfolio
Jun16

Acorns launches ethical investment portfolio option Emerald Portfolio

Micro-investing app Acorns has launched a new ethical investment portfolio option. Acorns Australia customers can now select the Emerald Portfolio investment to the app, which is designed to meet environmental, social and corporate (ESG) governance standards. The option was developed following regular feedback from users. “Since launching Acorns in Australia more than a year ago, one of the greatest frustrations we increasingly hear...

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Carnegie Clean Energy to participate in global partnership to push Sustainable Development Goals
Jun16

Carnegie Clean Energy to participate in global partnership to push Sustainable Development Goals

Carnegie Clean Energy has been selected to participate in a program backed by the U.S. State Department and Unreasonable Group to focus on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The U.S. State Department and Unreasonable Group have partnered to produce Unreasonable Goals, with the aim of “accelerating and achieving” the SDGs. Carnegie Energy has been selected to lead global business in achieving Goal 7 – affordable and...

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