GREENWASHING

Funds management

The Federal Court has issued its verdict in ASIC's first greenwashing case against Vanguard Investments Australia regarding the use of ESG exclusionary screens....

Funds management

Over three-quarters of consumers say they would be more likely to invest in products that were verified by an independent source as being responsible, with greenwashing f...

Funds management

ASIC has taken action against an asset manager for alleged greenwashing around false and misleading statements about a carbon emission exclusion screen....

Funds management

International research firm Morningstar has fallen foul of ASIC’s greenwashing rules after allegedly making investments into nuclear weapons despite its ESG policy....

Funds management

The corporate regulator has outlined its philosophy in dealing with greenwashing and the by-product of greenhushing, having already reported around 35 of such interventio...

Funds management

The latest annual RIAA report has found concerns or mistrust around greenwashing by investment managers almost tripled this year, with 62 per cent citing it as a deterren...

Funds management

Some 11 Australian asset managers have been highlighted by Morningstar as receiving a low ranking for their ESG commitments, while one has received the highest score....

Funds management

While some fund managers overstate their ESG credentials and others remove their sustainable outcomes entirely, it is transparent communication that will be critical to a...

People & Products

Fidelity has promoted Jenn-Hui Tan to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer. ...

Superannuation

The corporate regulator has commenced its third civil penalty proceedings for alleged greenwashing with the superannuation fund holding investments in Russia when it had ...

Funds management

ASIC has lodged civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against Vanguard Investments Australia for alleged greenwashing, having previously issued the asset manager...

Funds management

ASIC is looking to make examples of firms when it comes to greenwashing and taking a forthright position when asking them for changes, according to two lawyers who have d...

Financial planning

EXCLUSIVE As clients increasingly seek sustainability-related products and funds, advisers who recommend them could eventually fall under the greenwashing purview of regu...

Funds management

ASIC is unlikely to slow its pace on greenwashing enforcement, according to deputy chair Karen Chester, or it will run the risk of making Australia a target for misconduc...

Superannuation

Future Super has received an infringement notice from ASIC over alleged greenwashing, this time related to a social media post by the fund, following earlier action again...

 

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Squeaky'21

My view is that after 2026 there will be quite a bit less than 10,000 'advisers' (investment advisers) and less than 100...

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Jason Warlond

Dugald makes a great point that not everyone's definition of green is the same and gives a good example. Funds have bee...

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Jasmin Jakupovic

How did they get the AFSL in the first place? Given the green light by ASIC. This is terrible example of ASIC's incompet...

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AustralianSuper and Australian Retirement Trust have posted the financial results for the 2022–23 financial year for their combined 5.3 million members....

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A $34 billion fund has come out on top with a 13.3 per cent return in the last 12 months, beating out mega funds like Australian Retirement Trust and Aware Super. ...

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The verdict in the class action case against AMP Financial Planning has been delivered in the Federal Court by Justice Moshinsky....

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