ESG Update as at 16 July 2019

ESG Update as at 16 July 2019
  • Vision Super joins investors in calling out Amazon on human rights

  • Christian Super launches two new ethical options

  • FTSE Russell launches new climate risk government bond index

  • Global emissions targets - Australia shamefully not even on list

  • Philip Morris ‘attempting to normalise tobacco use’ with new heating methods

  • RIAA data shows responsible investments consistently outperform

  • List fund managers scoring low on disclosing ESG factors

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ESG Update as at 1 July 2019

ESG Update as at 1 July 2019
  • Future Super renewable energy investment app

  • Big companies gearing up for slavery reporting

  • APRA’s Geoff Summerhayes talks climate risk

  • Rest now fully owns Collgar Wind Farm

  • Norwegian sovereign wealth fund end exclusions for Rio Tinto and friends

  • Monash study delves into consumer ESG buying trends

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ESG Update as at 20 April 2019

ESG Update as at 20 April 2019
  • Philip Morris tobacco first Australian company to close gender pay gap

  • Facebook dropped from S&P 500 ESG Index

  • Why we need a four day work week - for the planet!

  • No country for women - yet

  • Best performing ESG investment options inside superannuation

  • New ethical fund rating system set up by advisers

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ESG Update as at 7 May 2019

ESG Update as at 7 May 2019
  • APRA reviewing ESG matters

  • AMP compiles 10 ESG issues on investor agendas

  • Sand: the environmental catastrophe you missed

  • Is the renewables market busting?

  • Westpac going 100 per cent renewable by 2025

  • Cannabis - an update on regulatory trends and industry developments

  • Renewables supplied 77 per cent of Germany’s electricity on Easter Monday

  • Brunei punishing gay sex, infidelity, with stoning and whipping

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Australian and Global ESG Update as at 23 April 2019

  • CSIRO invites public discussion on AI ethics

  • Australians top ‘most responsible asset allocator’ list

  • NZ Super divests weapons

  • State Street calls for Australian board annual elections for all directors

  • Norway restricts coal investments while opening up renewables

  • $1bn green infrastructure investment boost in Southeast Asia

  • Exxon shareholders not allowed to vote on climate resolution

  • Socially responsible investments hit US$30 trillion

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Australian and Global ESG Update as at 2 April 2019

  • Financial services and the Modern Slavery Act - time’s up

  • SuperRatings - research into how ‘sustainable’ investment funds are performing

  • NZ investors take action on tech giants over terror attacks

  • The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative launched

  • Industry Super Holdings under the pump to divest weapons supplier

  • Disabilities-focused Dutch fund introduces bespoke index

  • Research Report: Sizing the Impact Investing Market

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