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The Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the largest collaborative initiative on social issues and human rights, involving more than 220 institutional investors representing over US$30 trillion in assets under management. Launched last week at the PRI’s annual investor conference in Barcelona, the Advance initiative will involve active engagement between 120 of those investors and 40 initial focus companies within the mining and metals and renewable energy sectors.
5 Dec 2022
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has fined investment manager Vanguard Investments Australia for alleged greenwashing activity.
5 Dec 2022
New Forests, an investment manager of nature-based real assets headquartered in Sydney, has launched a fund to raise A$600 million (US$407 million) over the next two to three years.
5 Dec 2022
The interplay between climate change and the spread of deadly pathogens could herald an era of global devastation and disruption. To avert another Covid-style catastrophe, we must prepare our health systems for future crises, address outbreak risks and ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatments
2 Dec 2022
Recognized products will stand out from among 6,000 bonds on exchange
28 Nov 2022
Efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions must overcome the free-rider problem, and carbon border adjustment measures are the most effective way to level the playing field. But only a revived World Trade Organization could ensure that such a mechanism is applied fairly
2 Dec 2022
The green transition threatens to create a stagflationary environment in which fossil fuel energy is scarce, while clean and renewable energy is still in short supply. Coping with such imbalances will be an ongoing challenge for policymakers, who would do well to get ahead of the problem now
2 Dec 2022
Majority of those reporting increased earnings this year have ESG programme in place
29 Nov 2022
'Breakthough’ loss and damage fund agreed to, but operational details scarce
25 Nov 2022
Citi Philippines has extended a US$20 million loan to ASA Philippines Foundation to provide financial assistance to low-income women for entrepreneurial ventures in the country. Nearly 70,000 women micro-entrepreneurs are expected to benefit from the programme.
25 Nov 2022
Strategy aims to scale up to US$1 billion of asset value in three to five years, focus on sustainability
8 Dec 2022
INA, Denmark’s IFU aim to advance energy transition, inclusive social development
7 Dec 2022
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a proposal to require some companies to disclose information relating to the risks they face from climate change. But the agency is coming under pressure to scrap or water down the proposal because of a recent Supreme Court decision
25 Nov 2022
From Russia’s war on Ukraine to the Sino-American rivalry, the world order is increasingly contested, and when value chains are global, a single disruption can reverberate across the planet. But retreating from interconnectedness is both unworkable and unnecessary
25 Nov 2022