Business & Politics

CEFC announces massive $200m retail efficiency play

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s first major foray into the retail sector will see a massive $200 million invested into institutional fund manager QIC’s Global Real Estate flagship Shopping Centre Fund (QSCF).

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Gender diversity: Avdiev, Long and Morrison on how to change the game

Gender diversity is a hot issue. In the built environment it’s partly thanks to work underway through the Male Champions of Change program, and partly it just may have been intensified by the Hollywood sex scandals now rippling around the globe.

Call for ethical super grows into a major chorus

Ninety per cent of Australians expect their super to be invested ethically, and 80 per cent would consider switching funds to more aligned providers, according to new research from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.

Banks: the good, the bad and the slow

It’s reporting season, and Australia’s big four banks have now all released their results, and some a stand-alone sustainability report. The good news is that they’re moving, albeit glacially, towards…

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Vacancy taxes on the agenda, but are they the solution?

The Victorian government has warned owners of vacant inner-city properties to fill them with tenants or sell up, with less than two months before the state’s vacancy tax begins on 1 January 2018.