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It’s all about the E, the S and the G

The ageing capitalist naysayers may say nay when it comes to prioritising Environmental, Social and Governance principles, but no one’s listening to them anymore. According to one crusty old bloke who frequented a crusty old bloke’s bar that recently closed its doors permanently, ESG advocates were just a bunch of “tree hugging, women’s libber, do-gooder

The key factor influencing responsible investment

Whether investors are willing to take any perceived trade-offs to support ESG in their investments comes down to generational differences. KATHY SKANTZOS investigates. Research shows there’s an unprecedented acceleration towards responsible investing, with more investors backing environmental, social and governance initiatives through their investments, according to a recent PwC study. Asset managers and institutional investors

Talk but little change at UN climate summit

There was plenty of excitement in the lead-up to, and a fair degree of expectation following, last year’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. But this year’s conference slipped by largely unnoticed.  COMMENT by JOSH LEWIS The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP27, passed this month, but you would be

‘Urban mining’ for cleaner, greener opportunities

Battery technology is an essential component of the energy transition and push for electric vehicle adoption. But from downstream supply of raw materials to end of life disposal, there are various challenges when it comes to ensuring battery technology is a clean and green option. SIMON SHEPHERDSON talks to Neometals, a company at the forefront

Country manager leads frontier exploration in Zimbabwe

For Invictus Energy Country Manager Barry Miekle, being a successful leader for the company’s maiden drilling campaign is more than managing businesses. It’s being able to provide much-needed energy to the country he grew up in. KATHY SKANTZOS reports. Invictus Energy’s Country Manager Barry Miekle is a self-proclaimed “proud Zimbabwean”, born and raised in the

From humble beginnings to mastering the finance game

For one of the country’s leading financial advisers, a thwarted career in sport was the redirection he needed to be at the top of his game in wealth management. KATHY SKANTZOS talks to Chris Smith. As a fledgling university graduate with a sports management degree, VISIS Private Wealth Founding Partner Chris Smith had grand

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