RI Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The SDGs: a compass for investors with the future in mind

By Carly Hammond Impact Investment Forum Program Manager, Responsible Investment Association Australasia.   Not quite three years ago, the 193 UN Members adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), hailed by the then Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a ‘universal, integrated and...