Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Sustainable-finance development in Australia has tended to focus on the institutional sector. But a vast quantity of assets on bank balance sheets are residential mortgages, which to date have been almost untouched by environmental considerations. Clean Energy Finance Corporation and KangaNews gathered a group of market participants at the cutting edge of green home-loan development to discuss the product’s potential and its funding implications.
An increasing number of studies link gender diversity with sustainability ambition. In October 2022, Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute and KangaNews hosted senior industry leaders to examine this relationship.
Clean Energy Finance Corporation has committed more than A$10 billion of investment in support of Australia’s net zero transition, catalysing about A$37 billion in private capital investment in the clean-energy economy in the process. As the green bank marks its first decade of investment, its Sydney-based head of debt markets, Richard Lovell, highlights lessons learned and future steps.
Australia’s securitisation market may be on the cusp of an environmental, social and governance acceleration. Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Moody’s Analytics and KangaNews Sustainable Finance gathered a group of leading securitisation investors to discuss buy-side requirements in this space – finding a need for more, and more granular, data.
Like the Australian corporate debt market as a whole, the local sustainable debt space has progressed in leaps and bounds over recent years but still has a mountain to climb. The emergence of sustainability-linked instruments has opened the sustainable-debt door to a new range of borrowers, while investors are increasingly integrating sustainability principles in their credit processes. Participants at a roundtable convened by KangaNews and Westpac Institutional Bank in November discuss their sustainability journeys and how they are preparing for the climb ahead.
The private-debt asset class is growing as investors seek reliable return in the ultra-low rates and spread environment. As private debt becomes increasingly mainstream, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and KangaNews explore how investors integrate environmental, social and governance practices in their strategies.
KANGANEWS SUSTAINABLE FINANCE H2 2022
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