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Companies with good human capital management perform better than the pack; Macquarie Bank’s BIG GREEN investment push; Aussie banks tackle ESG targets; Qantas strives towards sustainability; the gold standard for net zero emissions targets is a challenge

Jul 10 2024

Mine safety and water scarcity are in focus, as is engagement with indigenous communities, while ESG was a hot topic at this year’s Macquarie Conference and Jarden lunches an ESG survey of listed companies

Jul 08 2024

Will Investors, data centre developers and operators be forced to tackle the challenges and opportunities arising from increased cooling demand and energy use in our generative Ai world?

Jun 24 2024

The stellar rate of decarbonisation has yielded astonishing step-changes in recent months across the green transition board as several key markets hit parity with fossil fuels

May 15 2024

Previous Stories

ESG Focus: The Little Big Things – 29-04-2024

May 01 2024

Green geopolitics are heating up; analysts check out electric vehicles, lithium and critical minerals; and the AI push persists despite climate implications of data centres, which in turn bode well for power generators, transmission companies, and copper

ESG Focus: Governance, Supply Chains, Risks

Apr 29 2024

Governance and social themes, while generally not attracting big expenditure in the December half, still proved a strong focus for corporations

ESG Focus: Counting Psychosocial Costs On ASX

Apr 22 2024

Companies are expected to ramp up their psychosocial safety strategies following a slew of legislation and legal precedents and ahead of new disclosure standards

ESG Focus: Decarbonisation, Renewables & Cyber Crime

Apr 03 2024

Decarbonisation, renewables and cyber crime proved the big-ticket ESG items during the December half

ESG Focus: The Little Big Things – 06-03-2024

Mar 07 2024

The drums of war are beating and ESG is finding it harder to attract funding in a tighter capital market as big capital’s focus shifts to onshoring, restructuring of supply relationships, military investments, global elections and AI; but it’s full steam ahead for decarbonisation

ESG Focus: The Little Big Things – 30-11-2023

Nov 30 2023

Parliament passes amended Closing Loopholes Bill 2023; corporate Australia objects to the bill; Jarden identifies most vulnerable big ASX-listers to the bill’s passage; Macquarie checks out modern slavery in solar; and green laggards are likely to suffer cuts to credit scores

ESG Focus: The Little Big Things – 23-11-2023

Nov 23 2023

FNArena (net) zeroes in on green steel developments: the SBTi estimates -14% of steel producers’ value is at risk if the industry fails to innovate; much depends on the pace of the green-steel ramp-up; and much more

ESG Focus: Rounding Up A Psychosocial FY23 Season

Nov 20 2023

In FNArena’s final instalment for the FY23 ESG reporting season, we round up analysts’ observations on of psychosocial safety metrics; reconciliation action plans; modern slavery reporting and gender diversity

ESG Focus: The Little Big Things – 15-11-2023

Nov 15 2023

We’re going macro this week as some analysts tip rate cuts as early as March, before going green: capital costs are falling for green manufacturers and decarbonisers; plus lots more.

ESG Focus: Day Of The TRIFRS

Nov 09 2023

This final instalment on reporting season checks out the S in ESG in a season defined by labour shortages, fatalities, safety reporting, and same-job-same-pay developments; and psychosocial safety

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