Investment/deals/companies

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…

beijing, sustainability, china

China’s new thirst for SA’s green expertise

South Australian companies leading the way in sustainability are finding lucrative opportunities in China, with the strengthening of ties between the South Australian government and officials in the province of Shandong.

Upcycling proves lucrative for Plastic Forests

Upcycling business Plastic Forests, which turns contaminated plastic films into new products, is in expansion mode and about to commence operations at a new Albury-Wodonga “super site”.

Peer-to-peer lending goes green

Anyone can now get in on the world’s fastest-growing financial sector, with peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter launching a green loan marketplace, with returns of about seven per cent a year…

Strong growth sees Tract leave the nest

After 35 years at its Lennox St Richmond address in Melbourne, design practice Tract Consultants is on the move due to staff numbers outgrowing the current space and the building…

Planet Ark and GoZERO target commercial solar market

Sustainability advocates Planet Ark have stepped into the growing renewable energy market with the launch of Planet Ark Power. The new enterprise, a partnership with established solar PV engineering firm…

Impact Investment Group enters the Sydney market

Impact Investment Group has secured an option to invest $190 million in one of the most recent stages of Sekisui House and Frasers Property’s uber-green Central Park development in Sydney.…

New program aims to open impact investment opportunities

Charitable and purpose-driven organisations will soon have help to make themselves “impact investment ready”, thanks to a new program that could open the door to 20 times the funds currently available through grants.