Green bond market reaches AU$15.6bn in Australia in 2019

Climate Bonds launched two Australian focussed research reports outlining the opportunities and state of the market for green finance in Australia. Green Finance in Australia The Green Finance State of the Market Australia 2019 (SoTM) provides a detailed analysis of

QIC raises AU$300m in green bonds to upgrade retail portfolio

The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) has issued AU$300m Climate Bond certified green bond for its QIC Shopping Centre Fund (QSCF) to drive further improvement to their environmental performance across its Australian retail portfolio. With Australian shopping centres accounting for 36%

$3 billion boost for Indigenous businesses in Australia

The Business Council of Australia has unveiled a new initiative, Raising the Bar, with a commitment from some of Australia’s biggest businesses to spend over AU$3bn with Indigenous suppliers over 5 years. This initiative is a new collaboration between Business

A little act of Social Good can make a big impact #2030nowau

This weekend the Social Good Summit Australia brought together thought leaders, business owners and participants to connect, share stories and get inspired to take action to do good. The Summit focused on raising awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

50% of South Australia is now running on renewable energy

Australia continues moving towards renewable energy with all states and territories generating more renewable energy than in previous years. South Australia has the highest proportion of total electricity generation now officially running on 50% renewable energy. With its abundant natural

Are consumers willing to pay more for green?

According to a report by Nielsen Global Corporate Social Responsibility Survey, it appears they are. The survey polled 30,000 consumers across 60 countries, uncovering the following results: 52% of consumers review the product package to determine if it’s sustainable. 55% will pay more



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