IGCC Launches’ Road to Resilience’ Strategy for Climate Investments in Australia and New Zealand

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has introduced its new 'Road to Resilience' strategy, boosting climate resilience investments across Australia and New Zealand.  Designed to steer IGCC's initiatives from September 2023 through December 2025, the strategy aims to support...

AusBiotech Launches Guide for Australian Life Sciences Sector

To enhance sustainability efforts and foster investment, AusBiotech has introduced "A Practical Guide to ESG for Australian Life Sciences Companies."  This initiative is tailored to aid small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the biotechnology sector to effectively navigate the intricacies...

ASFI Launches Sustainable Finance Taxonomy with Expert Group’s Guidance

SYDNEY - The Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI) has announced the commencement of its sustainable finance taxonomy development, bringing in the expertise of the Taxonomy Technical Expert Group (TTEG). The TTEG, comprising 25 esteemed leaders, has received endorsement from the...

Vanguard Investments Australia Faces ASIC Proceedings Over ESG Screens

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has initiated civil penalty proceedings against Vanguard Investments Australia, alleging misleading conduct concerning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) screens.  The dispute centers on Vanguard's Ethically Conscious Global Aggregate Bond Index Fund. The ASIC...

ASIC Files Lawsuit Against Vanguard Over Alleged Greenwashing of Ethical Fund

Australian regulator, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), has taken legal action against global investment manager Vanguard over allegations of greenwashing.  The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), the country's corporate regulator, has filed a lawsuit against the local...

Australia’s E-Waste Crisis: Environmental and Business Implications

Australia is grappling with a significant e-waste problem, ranking fourth globally in e-waste generation per capita.  Alarming statistics reveal that just 12% of the nation's computers undergo recycling, posing severe environmental risks from hazardous materials like lead, mercury, and brominated...

ASIC Chair Joe Longo Highlights ESG Focus Areas and Addresses “Greenhushing” Phenomenon

In a series of recent speeches, the Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Joe Longo, emphasized three key areas of focus for the regulator concerning Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.  The areas highlighted include governance, greenwashing,...

JCDecaux Named Alexandra Heaven as the New Leader of ESG for Australia and New Zealand

JCDecaux, the out-of-home media company, has announced the appointment of Alexandra Heaven as its first head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) for Australia and New Zealand.  Heaven's role will involve implementing JCDecaux's global ESG 2030 strategy locally and driving...

Standardised ESG Reporting: A Solution to Enhance Mining’s Reputation

A global movement towards standardising reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues could significantly impact the mining industry, making it more attractive to investors and helping it attract talented graduates, according to private equity and industry sources. The mining...

Australia-New Zealand Partnered to Align Sustainable Finance Frameworks in New Climate Pact

Australia and New Zealand have announced a new climate pact to align sustainable finance frameworks and accelerate policy implementation in the fight against climate change.  The agreement includes the establishment of an annual Climate and Finance Dialogue to ensure the...
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