Business & Politics

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Banks appetite for green bonds on the rise

Banks issued a record number of green bonds in 2019, reflecting investors’ increased priority on environmental social governance (ESG) and the larger role banks will play as the economy transitions to low carbon.

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Shebah becomes Australia’s first carbon offset rideshare

Australian ridesharing is about to become more eco-friendly as Shebah, the all-women rideshare service, celebrated International Women’s Day by unveiling its new carbon offset program, the first of its kind in the country.

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EY’s sustainability team shows no signs of growth slowdown

There’s a focus on community engagement at EY but the fastest growing service area is climate change work – from climate risk disclosures to gritty strategic work such as decarbonisation plans for governments.

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NSW builders must win back customer trust, says commissioner

With the introduction of government bills to force change, now is the time for quality market participants to back an overhaul of the state’s construction industry and rebuild customer confidence, argues the NSW Building Commissioner.