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  • A new age of finance?

    For Sean Kidney, chief executive of the Climate Bonds Initiative, the global shift of our time is to a climate-resilient future. He says we are entering a new age of finance, where financial markets must align with the move towards zero emissions.
  • Australasian corporates take the lead on ESG

    A growing segment of corporate Australasia is stepping up to the plate on sustainability, taking the lead among peers and in many cases government. The issues are complex, especially when it comes to transition management, but the wins are starting to stack up – including in the capital-markets...
  • Australian green and social bond deal list

    A complete transaction list of green and social bonds issued in Australia, and issued globally by Australian companies.
  • Building the impact investing market in Australia

    Sally McCutchan, CEO at Impact Investing Australia, explains how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be a key driver in accelerating the adoption of impact investing.
  • Call to action

    Some of Australia’s most significant institutional investors in the socially responsible investment space share perspectives on the importance of incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in their investment strategies. They also discuss the relationship between ESG and...
  • Debt capital market developments and trends in the SRI space

    KangaNews speaks to a range of representatives from Australia’s big-four banks about the role of capital markets in financing global sustainability initiatives, developments in the fixed-income socially responsible investment space, the challenges to growth of the impact bond market, and what tops...
  • Global investor perspective

    Alex Struc, head of ESG portfolio management at PIMCO in London, talks about how his team scores and manages environmental, social and governance risk for PIMCO’s investments.
  • Green and social deal wrap

    KangaNews's coverage of green and social bond deal activity in Australasia, including perspectives from key issuers and intermediaries.
  • Major-bank sustainability focus: ANZ

    ANZ Banking Group believes transition to a more holistic sustainability approach is effectively mandated by the changes taking place in the wider world. Key executives outline how the bank is making environmental and social considerations integral to its strategic direction, and how this approach...
  • Major-bank sustainability focus: CommBank

    For Commonwealth Bank of Australia, it is more important than ever to have corporate responsibility at the heart of what the bank does. Using its lending book as an example, the bank demonstrates how it is putting its principles into practice for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Major-bank sustainability focus: NAB

    For National Australia Bank (NAB), understanding the value of sustainability and implementing the measures needed to support it at the institutional level starts with a perspective on the world outside the bank. NAB’s focus is on shared value – the concept that corporate performance can and should...
  • Major-bank sustainability focus: Westpac

    Westpac Banking Corporation has an extensive history of engagement with and commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. But it is not resting on its laurels, as the way the bank is thinking about the future of sustainability demonstrates.
  • Shifting responsible investment landscape

    Simon O’Connor, chief executive officer at Responsible Investment Association Australasia, talks about the growing body of evidence pointing to better financial outcomes for companies with strong environmental, social and governance policies.
  • Taking impact investment to the tipping point

    Rosemary Addis, chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing, talks about the growing momentum for impact investing and why now is the time for the private sector to show leadership.
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