Video: Aligning Your Investments with the Sustainable Development Goals
Mar24

Video: Aligning Your Investments with the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched in 2015, aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity worldwide via the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiated a new wave of thinking about Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Investing. The Sustainability Report is pleased to present this video of the highlights from a panel discussion in Sydney, sponsored by MSCI and...

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NAB raises $500m for first ever gender equality social bond
Mar24

NAB raises $500m for first ever gender equality social bond

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has raised $500 million for the first ever social bond focusing on gender equality, at the upper end of the book build, the bank said. NAB Social Bond (Gender Equality) is a fixed income obligation that will be used to finance or refinance organisations that the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) cites as Employers of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE), and that meet the requirements of NAB’s...

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Remerga launches Emerging Markets Sustainable Leaders Fund
Mar24

Remerga launches Emerging Markets Sustainable Leaders Fund

Specialist emerging markets investment manager Remerga is launching its first fund, the Emerging Markets Sustainable Leaders Fund. The fund will offer Australian investors access to a concentrated portfolio of stocks in emerging markets including South Africa, India, Poland, Egypt and Brazil, with stocks selected based on quantitative factors and “deep due diligence” on environmental, social and governance factors. The fund is headed...

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Queensland Treasury Corporation issues $750m green bond
Mar24

Queensland Treasury Corporation issues $750m green bond

The Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) has issued an inaugural AUD$750 million, seven-year green bond certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The QTC Green Bond has a coupon of 3% and is the largest and longest tenor Australian dollar-denominated green bond issuance from an Australian issuer to date. The bonds are guaranteed by the Queensland state government and has a AA+/Aa1 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investor...

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ACSI appoints two new members to board of directors
Mar24

ACSI appoints two new members to board of directors

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has added two new directors to the board – Ian Silk, CEO of Australian Super, and Candy Broad, independent director at First Super. AustralianSuper is Australia’s largest super fund with $100 billion in funds under management on behalf of more than 2 million members. Candy Broad has been an independent trustee director at First Super since mid-2015 and is also a director...

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