Independent Verification Panel


Within 12 months of a product achieving the status of Certified Responsible Investment, the Program Standard requires Certified Product issuers to be subject to an independent verification.


Current Panel Members

There are three events that may trigger the dispatch of a third-party verification provider from the Panel.

I. when a Product Provider or Superfund whole-of-fund applicant initially seeks entry into the Program.

II. when there is a material change to a Certified Product or advisory service’s responsible investment strategy or process.

III. when RIAA undertakes its spot audit of between 5% – 10% of the eligible Certified Members. RIAA may seek the assistance of Panel members in the execution of this Program administration commitment (spot audit fee is paid by RIAA).

ESG Research Partners


RIAA’s Responsible Investment Certification Program is the trusted source on quality responsible investment products and services in Australia and New Zealand.


The Program verifies and assures that a responsible investment product is delivering on its sustainability claims, meets high standards of delivering on those claims, and is transparent on the approach to responsible investment.


RIAA has recently partnered with 4 ESG Research partners to provide a further in-depth ESG analysis, to our long running and trusted Certification Program.


We are grateful to the following ESG Research Providers for their support of RIAA’s Certification Program.