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  • 'More rigorous' standards see biennial review register big drop in sustainable assets

    29 November 2023

    A big drop in the total assets judged as 'sustainable' globally has been reported in the latest in a series of biennial reviews, with tightened criteria in response to a "rise in greenwashing and greenhushing".

  • Australia plans sovereign green bond and taxonomy financing

    21 April 2023

    The Australian government has announced it plans to issue a debut sovereign green bond and will co-fund the development of a sustainable finance taxonomy...

  • Australian regulator launches anti-greenwashing fund guidance

    14 June 2022

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched guidance for sustainability-related products to combat what it called the "growing risk of greenwashing".

  • Australian 'responsible investment' grows while rest of market shrinks

    01 September 2021

    Investments labelled as 'responsible' grew by AUD298 billion ($291 billion) between 2019 and 2020 while the rest of the market shrunk...

  • EU investments classed 'sustainable' fall $1.8trn in wake of action plan

    19 July 2021
  • Australian impact investments set to grow five-fold by 2025 - RIAA

    01 June 2020

    Exponential growth in Australian investments targeting positive social and environmental impact as well as financial returns could propel the overall size of the market to more than AUD100 billion ($67.3 billion) by 2025, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

  • Australia launches HLEG-style sustainable finance initiative

    27 March 2019

    A group of leaders and senior executives at Australia’s major banks, superannuation funds and insurance companies has been assembled to devise a sustainable finance ‘roadmap’.

  • Majority of Australian investments are ‘responsible’, report finds

    09 August 2018

    More than half of all professionally managed investments in Australia were labelled ‘responsible’ in 2017, according to a survey of asset managers.

  • Australia and New Zealand to develop sustainable finance roadmap

    27 July 2018

    More than 300 organisations with a combined $10 trillion in assets have agreed to produce a roadmap to grow sustainable finance in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Responsible investment grows 25% in two years

    28 March 2017

    The value of assets managed under responsible investment strategies have ballooned 25% over the past two years, thanks to rapid growth in countries such as Japan and the US, according to a report.