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Mirvac’s next big thing

There’s a trait among property companies to hide their light under a bushel until it spills out from its confines and become part of the ordinary day. No longer a surprise, business as usual.

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“Unprecedented” numbers of investors call for climate action

A global coalition of 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion (AU$34.1 trillion) in assets under management, including 23 Australian investors with close to $2 trillion in assets, have issued a call to leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada this week to step up action on climate change.

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Alphinity adds to sustainable investment options with SDG principles

Elaine Prior, the highly regarded former ESG analyst with Citigroup, and Mark Lyster, who has also forged a well-regarded track record in sustainability, have been appointed advisers to a new Australian-based investment fund that will aim to abide by the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dexus commits to net zero 2030 target

Exclusive: At a panel event on energy in Sydney last Friday, Paul Wall,head of group sustainability and energy at Dexus, let slip that his company had jumped aboard the net zero challenge with a commitment to achieve this by 2030.

Federal budget consensus: from disappointment to luke warm

As the high powered cameras receded from the glitz and frenetic action of budget night with its attention hogging tax cuts, the sustainable transport housing and climate change sectors were left with a sense of disappointment and short termism.