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23 Jun The ‘long work’ ahead – building the knowledge and capacity of investors on First Nations peoples’ rights

  By Min Wah Voon, Program Manager at RIAA   On 24 May 2020, Rio Tinto destroyed 46,000-year-old caves at Juukan Gorge - a place of personal, community, national and international significance. One year on, investors are working with First Nations peoples and organisations to increase First Nations voices in responsible investment and sustainable finance and ensure our investments respect and protect First Nations peoples’ rights and self-determination.    "Oi oi oi...

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06 Apr Compounding crises are what we’ve all been rehearsing for – now is the time for responsible investment

The role of responsible investment and sustainable finance in times of crisis.   By Simon O’Connor, CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia   As the globe comes to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of responsible investment and sustainable finance has been readying itself for crises such as this...

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06 Dec Responsible investment for super funds is delivering for members

By Simon O’Connor, CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia and Co-Chair, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative.   There’s been much debate recently around the appropriateness of investors targeting Australian businesses to protect our environment, to lift standards of human rights, and superannuation funds exercising their ownership on issues such as climate...

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28 Oct FASEA is coming

By Josh Edmunds, Responsible Investment Association Australasia   The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority’s (FASEA) Code of Ethics (The Code) is just around the corner, coming into force on 1 January 2020. And while The Code lays the foundations of clear principles and values required for...

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16 Sep Key take aways from PRI in Person

By Simon O'Connor, CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia I was fortunate to spend last week in Paris, with 1700 others at the annual PRI in Person, the largest ever global conference of responsible investors. It was a week full of rich content, which allowed a global...

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16 Sep Announcing RIAA Certification Program 2.0

By Cassandra Williams, Certification and Ratings Manager, Responsible Investment Association Australasia.   The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) is announcing a suite of changes to its Certification Program, which reflect the rapidly maturing responsible investment (RI) market and a global focus on best practice. These changes strengthen...

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09 Jul Finance must play an active role in shaping NZ’s future

By Simon O’Connor CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)   Responsible and ethical investing in New Zealand has reached a critical point.   New Zealand now has $188 billion allocated across capital markets in accordance with environmental, social, governance and ethical factors. This is the highest proportion of financial markets...

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