Changing the behaviour of companies to help solve ecological and social problems – rather than contributing to them – might sound like trying to tame a crocodile. For the global organisations representing investors who are nevertheless attempting this, getting reliable data is their biggest hurdle.
Big firms the world over are being targeted by a clutch of recent reports urging them to wake up and change their approaches to tackle the planetary emergency.
More investors than not now view sustainability as critical in asset selection decisions, real estate services firm CBRE’s global Investor Intention Survey has shown for the first time in its four-year history.
Institutional investors can now buy into a $200 million pool of loans to renewable projects, in what is being touted as a new, game-changing clean energy investment model in the Australian market.
A global coalition of 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion (AU$34.1 trillion) in assets under management, including 23 Australian investors with close to $2 trillion in assets, have issued a call to leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada this week to step up action on climate change.