What just happened? How we need to be investing in a responsible recovery

As we suspended business as usual during the pandemic what’s impossible to ignore is that “responsible investment strategies, that is, those that more actively factor in social and environmental risks in their decisions, outperformed the broader market during this downturn, and not for the first time. “ Initial Reaction: For investment teams responsible for the […]

ESG: the role of real assets in creating a sustainable future

The investment industry can exert significant influence in the way that real assets are built and operated. ESG data vendors such as MSCI and FTSE Russell provide tools to help but it’s a complex task and fraught with potential unintended consequences.

Macquarie Group picking up its green threads

Macquarie Group’s new chief executive Shemara Wikramanayake might be trying to reverse some of the damage from its bad old #MeFirst days with a new thrust into climate action and green investment.

Green investing made very easy and cheap 

The big story of 2018 has been investor pressure on corporates to take action on climate change and sustainability and its starting to have a real impact.

Call for ethical super grows into a major chorus

Ninety per cent of Australians expect their super to be invested ethically, and 80 per cent would consider switching funds to more aligned providers, according to new research from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.