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 covered by responsible investing strategies of any market across the globe. In this context, it is tempting to suggest this once niche style of investing has become mainstream.
Yet, as an industry, we’re far from having completed the task.