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Market pulse shows investors are greening up their questions

It’s good to check the sentiment pulse from time to time, especially when people like David Yates executive general manager sustainability and investor relations for Dexus says investors are asking increasingly pointy questions about the nature and shape of sustainability objectives.

Bottle caps launch a green bond

Consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble has invented a process for recycling the polypropylene caps into near virgin-quality reusable plastic.

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It’s the new economy stupid!

There are so many lucrative economic opportunities in the new economy that could supply jobs and growth for the regions and cities alike. Just ask the thinkers, inventors and doers. But not the feds.

Future of Lendlease's DesignMake is under review

Future of Lendlease’s DesignMake is under review

It might be “premature” to think another prefab timber construction facility is about to bite the dust, but the signs aren’t good. This time it’s the much lauded Lendlease owned factory DesignMake at Eastern Creek in western Sydney, which has delivered some of the most high profile timber buildings in Australia.

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with solar for residential consumers and igniting a whole lot of businesses at the same time.

Co-working is influential and still growing strong

WeWork was the focus of discussion during part of the investor panel at Happy Healthy Offices this week, just as new research showed Australia is a hot spot for this office format, known for its ability to practice and influence a greater sense of community and bent towards sustainability.

Microsoft ramps its sustainability blitz

Technology companies are now some of the biggest and most influential on the planet so it’s good news that more of them are going big on sustainability, with Microsoft the latest to ramp up its green commitments.

ADP Consulting boosting Sydney’s green team

Australian engineering services firm ADP Consulting is already about 100 employees strong but now it’s growing its sustainability capacity in Sydney to match the strength of the Melbourne team as net zero carbon and ESD expectations in general start to rise.

Corporate syndicated green loans come to Australia

Frasers Property Australia announced today that it has refinanced an existing debt facility using a $600 million five-year loan derived from the LMA/APLMA Green Loan Principles – the first of its kind in Australia.