Responsible investment in times of COVID

COVID-19 represents the greatest disruption of our times, and continues to test us all, including the responsible investment and sustainable finance sector.  But how are responsible, ethical and impact investors responding?  How are responsible investment funds performing to the rest of the market? How can we best navigate these times and shift capital towards sustainable assets and companies to rebuild a stronger more resilient future?


Access the latest insights, new events and different resources related to COVID-19.

  • Statement from the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative calling for a COVID-19 recovery that is aligned with delivering on our Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goal commitments (May 2020)  
  • Joint letter to the Australian Government, coordinated by the Global Compact Network Australia, to use the SDGs as a framework for economic recovery (August 2020)
  • Report prepared for The Aotearoa Circle to inform the Fenwick Forum. The aim of the Forum is to ensure COVID-19 recovery investment supports both economic recovery and ultimate protection and restoration of our natural environment (June 2020) 
  • Joint statement – calling for the building of a stronger and cleaner post-pandemic Australia – from the Australian Conservation Foundation, Australian Council of Social Service, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian Energy Council, Australian Industry Group, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Business Council of Australia, Carbon Markets Institute, Energy Efficiency Council, Energy Users’ Association of Australia, Investor Group on Climate Change, Master Electricians Australia, Property Council of Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society and WWF Australia