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...
Recently we’ve witnessed that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments have been growing across asset classes on the basis of stronger beliefs that they are not only ethically proof, but financially pragmatic as well. Yet ESG investments are not immune from macroeconomic trends and financial...READ MORE
Yesterday’s launch of the responsible investment sector’s annual benchmarking report shows responsible investment has almost doubled in 2 years. The 2016 Responsible Investment Benchmark Report by the Responsible Investment Association of Australia (RIAA) found that core responsible investment has grown by 62% in one year and is now...READ MORE
19 May We’re drowning in ESG Research and we need more! The ESG Research Australia 7th Annual AwardsESG, RIAA | admin
Today, 50,000 companies are annually subjected to ESG evaluations by 150 ratings systems on approximately 10,000 metrics according to MIT Sloan Management Review (see here). This certainly rings true for the Australian market, where over 190 pieces of ESG broking research by 10 broking firms were...READ MORE
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