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The resignation of Rio Tinto’s corporate chiefs and the recent chastising of Cleanaway’s CEO Vic Bansal have shifted the corporate spotlight from the “E” and the “S” to the “G” for governance – and boards are feeling the pressure.

Sep 17 2020

FNArena examines the latest financial reports from the waste-management industry, which stands to benefit from several ESG megatrends; and an update on Rio Tinto’s Juukan Gorge and its implications for the resources industry, which stands at the opposite end of the ESG stick

Sep 09 2020


The energy sector is at the front line of the climate change war and is transforming at a rapid rate. FNArena examines the prospects for the fossil fuel industry’s business model and briefly tracks the implications for Australian equities and bond markets

Aug 24 2020

There are several ESG and ESG-related megatrends driving global investment markets, making it difficult to know where to start (and where to end), so we are kicking off the Megatrend series with one that is already making its presence keenly felt – climate change

Aug 05 2020


Previous Stories

ESG Focus: Record US$82bn In ESG ETFs & ETPs

Jul 24 2020

ESG funds allocations into ETFs and ETPs keep growing, reaching a new record in June


ESG Focus: The Megatrend Is Your Best Friend

Jul 23 2020

This is the first article in a series covering the ESG and ESG-related megatrends that are framing investment flows in the 21st century. It sets the scene and the major parameters and metrics guiding investment flows for the near, medium and long term


ESG focus: Australia Gets Serious About Recycling

Jul 21 2020

The Federal government has launched a $190m recycling modernisation fund, aimed at kickstarting Australia’s circular economy. But there’s a long road to hoe and $1bn to flow.


ESG Focus: Impact To Join Risk and Return At The Hip

Jun 30 2020

The Responsible Investment Association of Australia’s most recent report on impact investment augurs major changes to fundamental investment principles, and to government policies and investment flows over the next decade.


ESG Focus: What Happens When You Flout The Rules?

Jun 17 2020

Rio Tinto’s decision to destroy a historical landmark containing information on the world’s oldest known human civilisation has had repercussions with institutional investors across the globe. The question arises: is ESG lip service, or does ESG represent the new balance of power in a post-Cold War world?


ESG Focus: Licella, An Australian Company Taking On The World

May 27 2020

Australian company Licella, is an interesting case study in plastic-recycling disruption. FNArena examines the way in which disruptive companies in this sector are forcing a foot in the door of a tightly held industry.


ESG Focus: PFAS Mean Serious Damage

May 19 2020

A landmark legal case has raised questions of liability around the presence of contaminants in soil as landowners face costly remediation that may devalue contaminated land, including ASX-listed companies.


ESG Focus: Plastic Recycling Disruption – Part 2

Apr 29 2020

Plastic recycling is one of the most active areas of innovation in the world today, thanks to the threat of regulation. From new or improved recycling technology, to rapid growth in recycled plastic patent filings and new repositories for recycled plastic, this industry wallflower is transforming into the belle of the predators’ ball.


ESG Focus: Plastic Recycling Disruption – Part 1

Apr 24 2020

The recycled plastic market is set for a period of intense disruption as the international will to curb the scourge of single-use plastic results in a sharp skew of capital to new technologies and processes.


ESG Focus: Plastic Recycling – Lay of the Land, Part 2

Apr 03 2020

Plastic collection and recycling presents opportunities for disruptive technology and innovative design; and recycled plastic is a potent ESG thematic, so expect strong activity in the institutional-public-offering and mergers-and-acquisitions markets over the next five years.



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