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      Fossil-Fuel Assets Creep Higher at $73 Billion Australia Pension

      2022-09-13

      BNN Bloomberg: Australian pensions giant UniSuper Management Pty’s fossil fuel investments have edged higher even as the fund faces heightened pressure to divest from the industry. 

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      Feeling Sad? You’re More Likely to Put Money Into ESG Funds

      2022-09-01

      BNN Bloomberg: A paper from researchers at Audencia, the Auckland University of Technology and the University of Adelaide found that when investors were feeling pessimistic or depressed, they made greater investments into sustainable assets.

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      Super Funds Query Investment Manager’s Links to Anti-ESG Foundation in US

      2022-09-01

      The Sydney Morning Herald: Some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds are being urged to review their partnerships with an investment manager facing a backlash for sponsoring a Republican-aligned, climate-change sceptic foundation in the US.

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      Asset Manager Tackles Greenwashing with AI

      2022-08-08

      Investor Daily: Acadian Asset Management has announced it has developed an automated system to help identify greenwashing in potential investment targets.

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      Australia Pension Fund NGS Super Divests from Fossil Energy Companies

      2022-08-04

      IEEFA: Australian pension fund NGS Super said it had sold all its holdings in oil and gas companies, worth A$191 million ($133 million), in a drive to achieve a portfolio with net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

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      50% of Advisers Now Offering ESG Advice

      2022-06-24

      Financial Standard: This is a key finding of new research from Australian Ethical and Investment Trends and shows a significant increase from 2016 when just one in five advisers operated in the space.

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      Australia’s QIC: Public Benefit Corporations Could Be ‘Game-Changing’

      2022-01-12

      Institutional Investor: Investing in public benefit corporations could be a “potentially game-changing” way for asset owners to incorporate ESG into their portfolios, according to the Queensland Investment Corporation’s Helen McNamee.  

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      ESG Uptake By Asset Managers Reaches 95%

      2021-11-12

      Money Management: In a global study of 369 asset managers, 95% of those in Australia and New Zealand said they integrated ESG factors into their investment, only two percentage points behind the UK and Europe.

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      Blackrock Rejects Call for Australia's CBA to Stop Fossil Fuel Funding

      2021-10-14

      U.S. News: BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, voted against a resolution calling for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to stop financing new fossil fuel projects, it said.

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      Infrastructure Giant in Australia Maps Out Carbon Reduction Plan

      2021-09-06

      BNN Bloomberg: One of Australia’s biggest infrastructure investors has pledged to almost halve carbon emissions across its portfolio of toll roads, airports and oil pipelines by the end of this decade as the global asset management industry steps up commitments to tackling climate change. 

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