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Money Management 15 May 2020
Recent years have seen a surge in interest in socially responsible or ethical investing, both in Australia and globally, coinciding with widespread concern around environmental and societal and governance (ESG) issues. Advisers are likely to find an increasing number of clients want to invest in a way that reflects their ethical and environmental stance.

Climate change is a problem that requires global solidarity – just like coronavirus

Women's Agenda
We hosted the second instalment of the Women Leading Climate Action series on Tuesday, a virtual discussion in partnership with ActionAid Australia that aims to lift the voices of women who are leading on solutions and action on climate change.

Climate change and investment

Good Returns 11 Feb 2020 By Mint Asset Management
It was around this time last year that I went to the movies and saw Vice, starring one of my favourite actors Christian Bale portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to Vice President under the George W Bush administration.

There was a short scene in the film that just blew me away. It was when a public focus group was asked the question: “‘Global warming’ sounds bad doesn’t it, how do you feel about the term ‘climate change’?” Everyone agreed it sounded much less scary and the next day it was adopted all over the world through a brilliant PR marketing campaign.

Ethical KiwiSaver funds prove more resilient

Newsroom - 9 April
KiwiSaver funds invested solely in ethical companies are outperforming other funds amidst market volatility.

An analysis of returns for the first quarter of 2020 shows growth funds were on average down more than 12 percent, but growth funds that were ethically invested lost on under 8 percent.

Conservative and balanced funds also performed better.

Coronavirus: Economic stimulus is climate’s ‘Last Chance Saloon’

Marc Daalder of Newsroom (via Stuff)
As governments around the world prepare to spend billions of dollars to stimulate their economies, climate activists see these investments as the last chance for big spending on climate change, Marc Daalder reports

"We're out of time."

That's the alarm that Climate Change Minister James Shaw has been raising for anyone who will listen.

COVID19 shows active ownership needed to safeguard social assets & advocate for principled political economy

Susheela Peres da Costa Chair of RIAA
A pandemic lays bare the social infrastructure on which the economy depends. As the social requirements of COVID-19 affect so many forms of economic activity - from education to entertainment - we glimpse connections we ordinarily never see.

COVID19 shows universal owners need active ownership to safeguard social assets and advocate for principled political economy

Susheela Peres da Costa Chair of RIAA
A pandemic lays bare the social infrastructure on which the economy depends. As the social requirements of COVID-19 affect so many forms of economic activity - from education to entertainment - we glimpse connections we ordinarily never see.

COVID19 shows universal owners need active ownership to safeguard social assets and advocate for principled political economy

Susheela Peres da Costa Chair of RIAA
A pandemic lays bare the social infrastructure on which the economy depends. As the social requirements of COVID-19 affect so many forms of economic activity - from education to entertainment - we glimpse connections we ordinarily never see.

COVID19 shows universal owners need active ownership to safeguard social assets and advocate for principled political economy

Susheela Peres da Costa Chair of RIAA
Social assets have economic value

A pandemic lays bare the social infrastructure on which the economy depends. As the social requirements of COVID-19 affect so many forms of economic activity - from education to entertainment - we glimpse connections we ordinarily never see.

COVID19 shows universal owners need active ownership to safeguard social assets and advocate for principled political economy

Susheela Peres da Costa Chair of RIAA
Social assets have economic value

A pandemic lays bare the social infrastructure on which the economy depends. As the social requirements of COVID-19 affect so many forms of economic activity - from education to entertainment - we glimpse connections we ordinarily never see.