Most shorted stock Orocobre impresses with 1st quarter results

May 8th, 2017 The C-Suite

Orocobre leapt to the top of the most shorted stocks list earlier this year following a poor reception for their half yearly results. Last week the response to their 1st quarter results was much more positive, putting the shorters in their place.

Switching off the lights goes beyond saving money to creating income

April 24th, 2017 The C-Suite

Vivid Technology is a listed microcap (ASX: VIV) which creates smart light systems that not only satisfy corporate social responsibility but improve bottom lines. In addition to turning on and off when activity is detected, the lights have sensors that adjust brightness depending on surrounding light for efficiency.

Carbon Capture and Storage faces challenges in Australia

April 21st, 2017 Sustainability - With Rachel Alembakis

Carbon Capture and Storage is “high cost, undemonstrated, and faces key challenges – factors that are holding back widespread use in Australia, according to a report from Credit Suisse.

Experts discuss impact of Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures guidelines

April 12th, 2017 Sustainability - With Rachel Alembakis

In the wake of public statements by the Australian Prudential Regulation Agency (APRA) regarding stress testing of climate risks by regulated entities, and given the consultation process to develop the draft recommendations by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), companies and stakeholders such as investors should consider the information that should be disclosed to give a view of climate risks and opportunities.

Tesla might not make as many cars (yet) but its margins are higher than legacy brands and growing

April 7th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

Tesla’s stock price is up 28% since the beginning of the year, as the market digests the possibility that its target of 500,000 cars by 2018 is achievable.

Impact investment champion takes helm at Clean Energy Finance

April 7th, 2017 Sustainability - With Rachel Alembakis

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has hired Ian Learmonth as its new chief executive officer.

Learmonth will succeed outgoing CEO Oliver Yates, and will join the CEFC on 15 May. Learmonth comes to the CEFC from Social Ventures Australia (SVA), where he is currently head of impact investing. SVA has strong crossover with the CEFC in areas of energy efficient affordable housing and the built environment, and Learmonth has also served as an independent member of the CEFC Executive Investment Committee for the past nine months.

Selecting ethical is no impediment to investment success

April 4th, 2017 Fund Managers

Investing ethically is no longer seen as a disadvantage, in fact it may be a new source of growth if we’ve reached peak demand for fossil fuels.

So says Jack Lowenstein of Morphic Asset Management, who’s new LIC is the first ethically screened fund offered to the market in over a decade.

Investors and analysts test the sausage, sizzle at Bunnings pilot store in England

March 22nd, 2017 Research Watch

Your correspondent had wondered if the pace of brokerage reports would slacken once the half-year results had been released. But rest assured, the river of information continues apace, with many firms initiating coverage of new companies, and, as always, sectoral and macro analysis of the state of markets in Australia. And finally, investors and analysts tested the sausage sizzle at the Bunnings pilot store in England.

Michael Ottaviano

March 20th, 2017 The C-Suite

Elon Musk threw down the renewable energy gauntlet when he offered to build South Australia a 100 megawatt battery system within 100 days or it’s free. But his company Tesla isn’t the only one with the capability to tender for the project.

Michael Ottaviano is the chief of West Australia’s Carnegie Clean Energy. They’ve been building battery, solar and wave farms for years very successfully. Michael tells Alan Kohler that, not only will they bid for the South Australian tender, but they will bring Australian knowhow and potentially build a new Australian export powerhouse.

Yellen Vs Trump, China, Disruption, Inflation

March 18th, 2017 Weekly Overview

It’s Trump v. Yellen in my Overview today. It could be a bumpy idealogical ride for these two – one wants to speed up the US economy, while the other wants to cool it down.

I’ll take you to China to look at how their economy is faring. The Dutch election results are in and I think Europe is breathing a sigh of relief. And things are looking good in Korea after the impeachment of their president.

Plus, I’m getting more excited about the energy sector and I’ve got a warning about investments in retail and banks.

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